Iowa PBS News

Iowa Film Lounge preps for Halloween, student films and third season premiere

Posted:  October 2, 2018
The Film Lounge: Student Challenge accepting submissions through Jan. 18

IPTV to Receive Jason Award from Children’s Square U.S.A.

Posted:  October 2, 2018
The Children’s Square U.S.A. Board of Directors announced details this week for the 2018 Jason Awards event, scheduled November 8 in Council Bluffs. The event recognizes individuals, couples, organizations or businesses that exemplify the mission of Children’s Square U.S.A. Jason Award recipients demonstrate an extraordinary degree of "caring, contribution and commitment" to children, families, communities and related causes. Their lives and work exemplify the "vision, courage and will" needed to embrace challenges and opportunities in life. The theme of this year's event is “Celebrating a...

IPTV Presents 2018 World Food Prize Coverage

Posted:  October 2, 2018
The World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony will be live streamed at 7 p.m. and broadcast statewide at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 18.

IPTV premieres The Making of NOËL the Musical

Posted:  September 10, 2018
Go behind the scenes of a new musical that follows a young girl who is on a journey to find her mother when IPTV debuts The Making of NOËL the Musical on Monday, October 1 at 8 p.m. Written by the author of the world renowned Artemis Fowl series, Eoin Colfer, and composed by Ireland's preeminent composer Liam Bates, “NOËL” has all the makings of an instant Christmas classic. In IPTV’s new special, The Making of NOËL the Musical , the show’s creators discuss how they brought this show to life for a musical theater debut in North America beginning with a Midwest tour. Set in the streets of...

Iowa PBS Receives 9 Upper Midwest Emmy® Award Nominations

Posted:  September 7, 2018
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Upper Midwest Chapter recently announced the 2018 Emmy® Award nominees and IPTV received nine nominations. Arts/Entertainment—Single Story Greetings from Iowa: Hot Air Balloon Racing Arts/Entertainment—Program Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Billy Budd Arts/Entertainment—Program Dracula: A Performance by Ballet Quad Cities Children/Teen IPTV KIDS Clubhouse: Water Episode Documentary—Historical George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Life Magazine Greetings from Iowa —Series (Season 2) Lifestyle—Feature/Segment/Series Iowa Outdoors:...

IPTV premieres Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Rusalka

Posted:  September 5, 2018
Fate and desire collide when Rusalka, a beautiful water nymph, falls in love with a human prince and is willing to do anything to escape her enchanted moonlit world to become human. Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Rusalka , an IPTV exclusive production, premieres Friday, September 21 at 8:30 p.m. In this darker retelling of the traditional fairytale, famed Czech composer Antonín Dvořák juxtaposes the mortal and the mythical with beautiful folk melodies and luminous arias, including Rusalka’s familiar and radiant “Song to the Moon.” IPTV’s coverage highlights the 125th anniversary of Dvořák’s...

IPTV Announces 2018-2019 Ready for School Communities

Posted:  August 17, 2018
Education specialists work to strengthen STEM and literacy skills of young Iowa children

IPTV on low power in Eastern Iowa

Posted:  August 11, 2018
KRIN in the Cedar Rapids and Waterloo area is temporarily on low power awaiting transmission line and antenna repairs. Some viewers may experience intermittent or unreliable service. We are working to schedule long-term repairs as soon as possible and regret any inconvenience.

Iowa State Fair 2018 Nightly Coverage on IPTV

Posted:  July 24, 2018
IPTV has brought Iowa State Fair highlights statewide for 48 years and will once again broadcast extensive coverage of the Iowa State Fair. This year’s coverage begins with a live broadcast of the 2018 Iowa State Fair Parade on Wednesday, August 8 at 6:15 p.m. It continues August 13-18 with Fair 2018 . Airing Monday-Thursday and Saturday at 9 p.m., and Friday at 9:30 p.m., these hour-long programs are among the network’s most-watched of the year. The 2018 Iowa State Fair Parade and Fair 2018 will also be live streamed on Facebook and . Bill Riley will return as host of this year’s...

IPTV/PBS Teacher Community Program to expand efforts following successful first year

Posted:  July 13, 2018
Building on the success of the initial year of a pilot program geared toward supporting teachers, IPTV and the Centerville Community School District will continue working together to bring new technology and services to the teachers, students and families of the Centerville community. During the 2017-18 school year, IPTV and PBS piloted the Teacher Community Program in the Centerville CSD. The multiyear program is dedicated to addressing the needs of educators, who – especially in rural communities – often feel isolated and have limited access to peer-to-peer professional development...