Iowa PBS to host Iowa Press Debates: U.S. Senate

Iowa PBS will hold an Iowa Press debate for the U.S. Senate race on Monday, September 28 at Iowa PBS studios in Johnston. The hour-long debate will begin at 7 p.m. The program will air live on statewide Iowa PBS and be streamed on, YouTube and Facebook.

Candidates U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R - Red Oak) and Theresa Greenfield (D - Des Moines) will answer questions from reporters and discuss their platforms, concerns and future plans. David Yepsen, host of Iowa Press, will moderate the debate. Yepsen will be joined by Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa, and Caroline Cummings, political reporter for Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Spanish translations will be available for Iowa Press Debates: U.S. Senate via SAP. Episodes with Spanish audio and subtitles will be available on demand on and YouTube.

Due to current social distancing guidelines, there will be no studio audience during the debate.