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IPTV General Manager Molly Phillips Elected to Association of Public Television Stations Board

The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS), a nonprofit membership organization representing public television stations across the country, has announced the election of new leaders and members of its Board of Trustees. Molly M. Phillips, Executive Director and General Manager of IPTV, was elected a trustee during APTS’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. this week. Phillips will serve a three-year term. “I have worked with this organization for years and have been so impressed with their outcomes,” said Phillips. “I am thrilled to be elected by my public television colleagues to...

IPTV Premieres New Documentary Iowa’s Century Farms

IPTV continues its tradition of telling Iowa’s stories with the premiere of a new documentary, Iowa’s Century Farms . The program examines the resilience of Iowa’s century farm families and the ways in which they’ve been able to continue their agricultural traditions for generations to come. “There is a sense of pride in farming land that has been in a family for generation after generation – 100 years or more in some very special cases,” said Laurel Bower Burgmaier, Producer of Iowa’s Century Farms . “The legacies of these century farm families connect with the mission of IPTV to tell the...

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Event - Johnston

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a three-part, six-hour major television event from preeminent documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, the series is the most comprehensive documentary on a single disease ever made. This “biography” of cancer covers its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the 20th century to cure, control and conquer it. IPTV partnered with the American Cancer Society, Iowa Cancer Consortium and the Iowa...

IPTV Presents Girls State Basketball Championships

IPTV is proud to be the home for Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Championships. This year’s action begins in March with coverage of the 2015 IGHSAU Iowa Farm Bureau Girls State Basketball Championships at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Teams from across the state will compete for their respective class titles. You won’t want to miss the awards and pageantry that the Iowa Girls High School State Basketball Tournament is known for, including highlights of special performances from the All-Iowa Honor Dance Team and the Parade of Champions. Live coverage throughout the weekend will be as...