Tune in for Fall Festival 2022 on Iowa PBS

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Tour some of the iconic downtown structures in Dubuque, go behind the scenes of All Creatures Great and Small and Miss Scarlet and the Duke, and enjoy music from Reba McEntire, James Taylor, Josh Groban, Frankie Valli and more during Fall Festival 2022. Taking place November 19–21 and 25–28, this year’s event is filled with music, history, drama, Iowa architecture and more.

During the pledge drive, viewers will have the opportunity to support the programming and services they enjoy all year long, ensuring that Iowa PBS continues to educate, inform, enrich and inspire Iowans across the state.

The schedule for Iowa PBS .1 is below. Visit iowapbs.org for the full Fall Festival 2022 broadcast schedule, encore broadcasts, thank-you gifts and programs airing on Iowa PBS WORLD .3 and Iowa PBS Create .4.


  • Historic Buildings of Iowa: Dubuque, Monday, November 21 at 8 p.m. — Explore Iowa’s oldest city through the history of its settlement, industrial booms, faith and iconic downtown structures. Featured buildings include the Mathias Ham House, the Dubuque County Courthouse, City Hall and Jail, Steeple Square, the Fenelon Place Elevator Company, Eagle Point Park and the Millwork District.


  • ’60s Pop, Rock & Soul (My Music Presents), Saturday, November 19 at 10 p.m. — This special includes pop sounds from frat rock to surf pop, the British beats, Motown, soul and pop classics.
  • Andy Williams: Greatest Love Songs (My Music), Sunday, November 27 at 2 p.m. — Enjoy the romantic crooner’s biggest hits and best-loved ballads including “Love Story” and “Moon River."
  • Concert for George, Saturday, November 26 at 10 p.m. — Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty and many more artists perform the songs of George Harrison
  • Doo Wop, Pop and Soul Generations (My Music), Saturday, November 19 at 1:30 p.m. — Celebrate the legacy of the music of the late 1950s and ’60s with a new generation of artists.
  • The Doobie Brothers With Michael McDonald: 50th Anniversary at Radio City Music Hall, Saturday, November 26 at 8:30 p.m. — Celebrate 50 years with the Grammy-winning band that has sold more than 48 million records worldwide.
  • Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons: A Life on Stage, Saturday, November 19 at 7 p.m. — Take a trip down memory lane with the “Jersey Boys” on the 60th anniversary of the release of their first #1 hit, “Sherry.”
  • Great Performances: Josh Groban’s Great Big Radio City Show, Friday, November 25 at 8:30 p.m. — Experience the world-renowned baritone performing songs from many musical genres alongside several special guest stars including Cyndi Lauper, Denée Benton, New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck and more.
  • James Taylor: One Man Band, Saturday, November 19 at 8:30 p.m. — This concert performance of James Taylor’s most important songs is interspersed with personal anecdotes.
  • John Sebastian Presents: Fold Rewind (My Music), Sunday, November 27 at 8 p.m. — A live reunion of folk singers includes Barry McGuire, Roger McGuinn and The Chad Mitchell Trio.
  • John Williams: The Berlin Concert, Sunday, November 20 at 1 p.m. — Celebrated composer and conductor John Williams makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker.
  • Moments to Remember: My Music, Sunday, November 20 at 4:30 p.m. — Legends of the late 1950s and early ’60s pop era including Frankie Laine and the Four Aces perform.
  • Reba McEntire: My Chains Are Gone, Saturday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m. — Two-time Grammy-winning country music superstar Reba McEntire performs selections from her debut gospel album.
  • Willie Nelson: Live at Budokan, Saturday, November 26 at 7 p.m. — Grab a front-row seat to this 1984 Tokyo concert, one of Nelson’s live legendary performances. Filmed at Budokan, the famous martial arts hall, the show features an amazing collection of Nelson’s greatest hits.


  • 20 Things To Do in Midsomer … Before You Die, Sunday, November 20 at 10 p.m. — Stars past and present discuss the peculiar quirks of the delightful yet deadly Midsomer County.
  • All Creatures Great and Small: The Next Chapter, Sunday, November 27 at 5 p.m. — Go behind the scenes of the hit series for interviews with cast members, creators and those who work with the animals.
  • Miss Scarlet & The Duke: Secrets Revealed, Sunday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. — Hear from the cast, creator and executive producer, production designer and costume designer of this thrilling Victorian mystery series.


  • The Carpenters: Close to You (My Music Presents), Sunday, November 27 at 3:30 p.m. — This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters’ career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group’s friends in the music business.
  • Ken Burns: The Civil War, Sunday, November 20 at 2:30 p.m. — This special shares the story behind the award-winning documentary series and explores how the film literally changed the way Americans look at their history.
  • Nancy Zieman: Extraordinary Grace, Saturday, November 26 at 2:30 p.m. — Nancy Zieman, host of Sewing With Nancy, provided creative inspiration to her dedicated viewers.
  • The Queen’s Garden, Saturday, November 19 at 4 p.m. — Explore the history and natural history of Buckingham Palace Garden, a royal treasure in the heart of London.
  • Rick Steves’ Fascism in Europe, Saturday, November 19 at 8 a.m. — Rick Steves travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe.


  • Rick Steves’ European Christmas, Saturday, November 26 at 9 a.m. — Rick Steves celebrates Christmas in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.


  • Aging Backwards 2 With Miranda Esmonde-White, Saturday, November 19 at 7 a.m. — Miranda Esmonde-White uses science to help put an end to this defeatist attitude toward aging.
  • America’s Test Kitchen Holiday Special: Home for the Holidays, Saturday, November 26 at 11 a.m. — The entire cast is home for the holidays and they’re sharing their tips and tricks for planning a stress-free gathering.
  • Eat Your Medicine: The Pegan Diet With Mark Hyman, M.D., Saturday, November 19 at 9:30 a.m. — Dr. Mark Hyman explains his pegan diet.
  • The Great Age Reboot, Sunday, November 20 at 6:30 a.m. — Today’s breakthroughs in longevity research are unprecedented, with crucial implications for our personal and financial lives.
  • Memory Rescue With Daniel Amen, M.D., Saturday, November 19 at 11:30 a.m. — Dr. Amen talks about how you can improve your memory.
  • Suze Orman’s Ultimate Retirement Guide, Sunday, November 20 at 11 a.m. — The personal finance expert provides essential advice on planning for and thriving in retirement.
  • Your DNA Secrets Revealed, Sunday, November 27 at 8:30 a.m. — Learn about the science of DNA and the role genetics plays in our longevity, health and well-being.

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