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Iowa Public Television Begins Production on 1980s Farm Crisis Documentary

Humanities Iowa Supports Project with Grant Funds

Johnston, Iowa (February 9, 2011) - As part of the network's long tradition of telling Iowa's stories, Iowa Public Television has announced that production has begun on a new documentary about the 1980s farm crisis. The film is scheduled to premiere in 2012.

To support the project in its early stages, Iowa Public Television received a $15,000 grant from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The funds will help with the critical research and development stages of the film.

Other recent Iowa Public Television documentaries about Iowa's history include: Iowa's Radio Homemakers, Picture Perfect: Iowa in the 1940s, Iowa's One-Room Schoolhouses, More Than a Game: Six-on-Six Basketball in Iowa, and more.

For more information about this project, contact Iowa Public Television at 515-242-3146.


Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than 1.5 million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television offers three programming channels statewide: IPTV, IPTV LEARNS, and IPTV WORLD. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. Information on programming channels, reception, and more can be found at

(Contact: Jennifer Glover Konfrst, Communications Manager, Iowa Public Television, 515-242-3146)




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