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Call-in Programs on Thursday and Friday Address Disaster Recovery Questions

June 16, 2008

(Johnston, Iowa) – To help Iowans recovering from the devastating natural disasters affecting the state, Iowa Public Television will offer two call-in programs this week. On Thursday, The Iowa Journal will expand to a live, one-hour broadcast featuring experts in home repair, disaster aid, mental health, and more. These professionals will provide practical advice for Iowans, and will take questions from viewers during the broadcast. The Iowa Journal: Disaster Recovery Call-In will air at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 19.

Then on Friday, Market to Market will present an extra 30-minute program following the regular broadcast. This live broadcast, Market to Market: Disaster Recovery Call-In, will air at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 20, and will feature experts in agricultural issues facing Iowans answering phone and email questions.

Viewers interested in submitting questions can submit questions through iptv.org or e-mail them to disaster08@iptv.org any time. During the broadcasts, viewers can call (866) 282-2846.

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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:
June 16, 2008

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

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