Iowa PBS News

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...

IPTV presents the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase

Posted:  July 5, 2018
IPTV will present exclusive statewide coverage of the 2018 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase on Monday, July 16 at 8 p.m. The 90-minute program showcases the opening number and finale as well as highlights from the various medleys performed by the students. The showcase will be rebroadcast Sunday, July 22 at 1 p.m. The IHSMTA program is a year-long signature Des Moines Performing Arts community initiative. Throughout the year, theater professionals travel across the state to review high school musical productions, helping teachers and students enhance their talents and their...

IPTV Presents Girls State Softball Championships

Posted:  July 3, 2018
IPTV is proud to be the home for Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Championships. The 2018 IGHSAU Iowa Farm Bureau Girls State Softball Championships at the Harlan Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge will be broadcast LIVE on IPTV’s primary channel and streamed LIVE on , YouTube and Facebook . Teams from across the state will compete for their respective class titles. Live coverage will be as follows: Thursday, July 19 6:00 p.m. Class 1A 8:15 p.m. Class 2A Friday, July 20 3:30 p.m. Class 3A 5:45 p.m. Class 4A 8:00 p.m. Class 5A Stay tuned to IPTV throughout the rest of the year...

IPTV Announces New Web Series Time Travel Iowa

Posted:  June 26, 2018
IPTV announced today the launch of a new online-exclusive web series, Time Travel Iowa . The series will premiere Friday, July 6 on Facebook , YouTube and . Time Travel Iowa is an exploration of Iowa’s history as told through the histories behind various artifacts found in museums across the state. Organized around historical themes, each online segment follows historians and curators as they present selected artifacts, describe their importance in the eras they’re from and explain their significance today. The first theme—child’s play and pastimes—will include toys from the Peter-...