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Floods 2008: Impact on Children: On the Thursday, June 26 edition of The Iowa Journal

June 25, 2008

(Johnston, Iowa) – Thursday’s episode of The Iowa Journal will examine how this year’s flooding has impacted children around the state. The program airs Thursday, June 26 at 8:30 p.m. It will be rebroadcast Friday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. on statewide Iowa Public Television and at 9 p.m. on statewide IPTV-Plus. It will also be available online at Iptv.org.

Iowa's recent storms have left a wide path of destruction in their wake, including homes, schools, and churches. The events are a shock to adults, who must deal with immediate survival as well as rebuilding homes, lives, and businesses. The upheaval is also greatly distressing to children.

For this episode, The Iowa Journal followed Dan Wardell’s Reading Road Trip to Cedar Rapids. The event was originally scheduled to take place at the downtown Cedar Rapids library, but the flooding made that impossible. Instead of cancelling the event completely, the library moved it to a local mall in order to offer parents and children a break from the current situation. More than 500 people attended.

In the studio, parents and child care specialists discuss how to help children during unsettled times on this episode of The Iowa Journal. Joining in the discussion will be Karen Hyatt of the Department of Human Services and Gladys Alvarez from the Child Guidance Center.

For more information about The Iowa Journal, visit www.iptv.org/iowajournal or call (515) 242-3146.

 

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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 25, 2008

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
tonya@iptv.org
(515) 725-9705

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