A Forthcoming Documentary

HBO is working with James and Deborah Fallows on a documentary relating to their book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America. It is expected to air next summer.

In an announcement of the project that appeared in The Atlantic, the Fallows said they were conducting a new round of on-the-scene reporting from some of the places visited in their book. One of the subjects they intend to address is the reinvention of schools and libraries.

A goal of the HBO documentary, they said, is to explore “whether solutions being devised at the local level could percolate up to improve national-level politics.”