American Libraries Direct carried the following announcement: "Open Book TV is a new weekly program that premiered May 11 on Link TV. Created and hosted by Ina Howard-Parker and directed by Diane Paragas, the series focuses on the writers and storytellers living and working in a different spot on the planet each week. The premiere featured writers and other artists—including actors and musicians—currently living and working in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The program will rebroadcast on Link TV on May 13 at 11:30 p.m. Eastern time. In addition to the weekly half-hour broadcast, each guest segment will be released as an independent short film online through blogs, websites, and social media...."
I listened to the introductory episode. It's goal is to be local (Brooklyn, NY) yet global. The music and pace is slow and easy. It has the feel of a documentary.