Iowa PBS to host Iowa Press Debates: 1st Congressional District

Iowa PBS will hold an Iowa Press debate for the 1st Congressional District on Monday, September 7 at Iowa PBS studios in Johnston. The hour-long debate will begin at 8 p.m. The program will air live on statewide Iowa PBS and be streamed on, YouTube and Facebook.

Candidates U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D - Dubuque) and Iowa Rep. Ashley Hinson (R - Marion) will answer questions and discuss their platforms, concerns and future plans. David Yepsen, host of Iowa Press, will moderate the debate. Reporters joining Yepsen are Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa, and James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette.

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

For more information on the debate broadcast and livestream, please contact Susan Ramsey at 515.725.9703 or