Tune in for Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus on Iowa PBS

Tune in to statewide Iowa PBS for Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus on Thursday, March 19 at 8 p.m. The one-hour special will be a live broadcast and livestream on iowapbs.org, Facebook and YouTube. A trio of health and hospital experts will discuss the impact of the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic here in Iowa.

During this expanded Iowa Press, viewers may submit questions online, via email and over the phone for reporters to share with the panel of medical experts. Viewers experiencing their own adverse medical symptoms will be encouraged to call 2-1-1 or reach out to their individual medical providers. 

The panel will include Dr. Jonathan Crosbie, family medicine, Des Moines University; Dr. Rossana Rosa, infectious disease specialist, UnityPoint Health; and Jennifer Nutt, VP clinical services, Iowa Hospital Association. Joining moderator David Yepsen at the Iowa Press table will be Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa.

Ahead of this special Iowa Press, tune in at 7 p.m. for Confronting Coronavirus: A PBS Newshour Special. This special focuses on health precautions for individuals and the public-at-large as well as the pandemic's economic impact in both the United States and globally. Anchored by PBS NewsHour managing editor Judy Woodruff, it includes interviews with officials; reporting from the program's bench of special correspondents throughout the world; and a virtual town hall with curated questions from people across America, to be moderated by PBS NewsHour correspondents Amna Nawaz and William Brangham.

Media interested in embedding the Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus stream on their website should contact Susan Ramsey at 515.725.9703 or susan.ramsey@iowapbs.org. Please note program guests will not be available for post-show interviews.