IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION
IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION ANNOUNCES IOWA PRESS CONGRESSIONAL DEBATES
Live Debates Will Take Place in Each Congressional District
JOHNSTON, IA - Iowa Public Television today announced a series of debates among those seeking to represent Iowa's congressional districts. The four Iowa Press Debates will be held on-site in each district, and will each be broadcast live statewide on Iowa Public Television.
The schedule for the debates is as follows:
* Third Congressional District: Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-Des Moines) and Rep. Tom Latham (R-Clive) - Thursday, October 11 live at 7 p.m. from the Arts Center at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs.
* Second Congressional District: Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City) and John Archer (R-Bettendorf) - Tuesday, October 16 live at 7 p.m. from the Des Moines Area Community College Conference Center in Newton.
* Fourth Congressional District: Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron) and Christie Vilsack (D-Ames) - Thursday, October 25 live at 7 p.m. from the Santa Maria Winery in Carroll.
* First Congressional District: Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) and Ben Lange (R-Independence) - Thursday, November 1 live at 7 p.m. from the Grand Opera House in Dubuque.
Each debate will be hosted by Iowa Press moderator Dean Borg. Panelists will include Radio Iowa's O. Kay Henderson joined by regional reporters covering the different contests. Debates will be rebroadcast on Iowa Press during the program's usual times - Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at noon. Debates will also be streamed live online and archived at www.iptv.org/iowapress.
Members of the public are invited to be in the audience for the debates. There is no cost to attend and no reservations are required. All guests must be in their seats by 6:45 p.m., and no admittance will be allowed after 6:45 p.m. Questions and feedback from the audience will not be permitted as part of the television production.
Now in its 40th season, Iowa Press explores the issues affecting the lives of Iowans. Newsmakers, policymakers, and elected officials join statehouse reporters in weekly public affairs discussions.
For more information about the Iowa Press Debates, contact Jennifer Konfrst 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 2.2 million viewers a month 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 www.iptv.org.
(CONTACT: Jennifer Glover Konfrst, Communications Manager, Iowa Public Television, 515-242-3146 - Desk, 515-238-9297 - Mobile, Jennifer@iptv.org)