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Iowa Public Television to broadcast The Republican Senatorial Debate live Friday, May 30 at 9 p.m.

May 28, 2008

SUMMARY: Iowa Public Television will broadcast a debate between two of the three candidates seeking the Republican nomination in the race for the United States Senate – George Eichhorn, an attorney from Stratford, and Christopher Reed, a businessman from Marion. A third candidate, Steve Rathje of Cedar Rapids has thus far declined to participate. The debate, moderated by Dave Price of WHO-TV in Des Moines, will be broadcast live and will air statewide on Friday, May 30 at 9 p.m.

MEDIA LOGISTICS: The event is open to the media. Media interested in covering the debate at the studios of Iowa Public Television in Johnston should contact Jennifer Konfrst at 515-242-3146.

A media viewing area will be set up with a mult box, DA feed, and a monitor. The doors will open at 8 p.m., and will close at 10:30 p.m. The debate will air live from 9 - 10 p.m.

Video cameras and tape recorders will not be allowed in the studio auditorium. IPTV will provide a pool feed to the media viewing area.

Stations can also take the off-air signal of the debate for news excerption only. On-air credit must be given to Iowa Public Television. Identification keys will be used throughout.

Please note:
These candidates will not be available for interviews until after Friday’s debate.

WHERE: Iowa Public Television - 6450 Corporate Drive - Johnston, Iowa - 50131

CONTACT: Jennifer Konfrst, 515-242-3146/ 515-419-9605 or Sid Sprecher, 515-242-3122

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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 one million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. 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. IPTV-Digital stations include: Channel 11.1, Des Moines; Channel 12.1, Iowa City; Channel 21.1, Fort Dodge; Channel 24.1, Mason City; Channel 27.1, Sioux City; Channel 32.1, Waterloo; Channel 32.1, Council Bluffs; Channel 36.1, Red Oak; Channel 36.1, Davenport.

For immediate release:
May 28, 2008

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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