Iowa PBS News

Iowa PBS to host Iowa Press Debates: U.S. Senate; 1st, 2nd and 3rd Congressional Districts

Posted:  August 12, 2020
Live coverage of debates to be broadcast statewide and livestreamed.

Iowa PBS hosts Pop-Up Film Series featuring Speaking Grief

Posted:  August 7, 2020
September 8 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Iowa PBS celebrates the spirit of the Iowa State Fair online

Posted:  July 23, 2020
Join Iowa PBS in honoring the tradition and memory of the Iowa State Fair online!

Iowa PBS presents Celebrating the Fair

Posted:  July 21, 2020
Premiering Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14 at 9 p.m.

Girls State Softball Championships on Iowa PBS

Posted:  July 14, 2020
Thursday, July 30 & Friday, July 31

VIP Watch Party of Nature: Snow Monkeys

Posted:  July 9, 2020
Join Iowa PBS online Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. for a VIP Watch Party of Nature: Snow Monkeys . Watch with us and chat live as we look into the lives of a snow monkey troop from Japan’s Shiga Highlands. Following the program, Small Mammal Keeper Alyson Garberoglio from the Blank Park Zoo will talk about their newest baby snow monkey. Click here to RSVP. Please give yourself a few extra minutes to get logged into OVEE to ensure you don't miss any of the preview. About the program: Narrated by Liam Neeson, Nature: Snow Monkeys follows a troop of snow monkeys n the frigid valleys of Japan’s...

Iowa PBS celebrates the Fair in August

Posted:  June 26, 2020
August 10-14 at 9 p.m. on Iowa PBS’s primary channel, Facebook and YouTube

Susan Moritz Scharnberg announces her retirement from Iowa PBS Foundation

Posted:  June 25, 2020
Iowa PBS Foundation President Susan Moritz Scharnberg has announced plans for her retirement, slated for mid-October 2020. After nearly 40 successful years in the non-profit fundraising sector, nineteen devoted to leading the Iowa PBS Foundation, Scharnberg plans to spend more time with family, traveling, volunteering and enjoying her many hobbies. Scharnberg joined the (then named) Iowa Public Television Foundation in 2001 while it was still in its infancy, created by the merger of several fundraising entities. The foundation is a separate, nonprofit, fundraising entity that aims to foster...

Join Iowa PBS for an advance online premiere of Accessibility Now and panel discussion

Posted:  June 23, 2020
Early preview on Facebook July 19 at 7 p.m.

Iowa PBS confirms positive case of COVID-19

Posted:  June 19, 2020
June 19, 2020 A member of the Iowa PBS team has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is under the care of a doctor and is recovering at home. Iowa PBS is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Iowa Department of Public Health. The team member who has tested positive is not an on-air personality and does not interact with members of the public. Iowa PBS is taking steps to protect its employees from exposure to the virus, including additional cleaning and sanitizing of its offices and studios. The June 19, 2020, edition of Iowa Press was cancelled as a...