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Flood Stories: On the Thursday, December 11 edition of The Iowa Journal

December 9, 2008

(Johnston, Iowa) – Thursday’s edition of The Iowa Journal will examine the experiences of Iowans and Iowa communities who endured the historic floods of 2008. This episode will air Thursday, December 11 at 9 p.m. on statewide Iowa Public Television and IPTV HD. It will be rebroadcast on Friday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m. on IPTV and at 7 p.m. on IPTV HD; Thursday, December 18 at 8:30 p.m. on IPTV and IPTV HD; and Friday, December 26 at 6:30 p.m. on IPTV and at 7 p.m. on IPTV HD. The program, as well as additional interviews and information, will also be available online at Iptv.org.

Late in the summer of 2008, Iowa Public Television heard about a flood victim who said, “Don’t forget us.” We haven’t. In this special edition of The Iowa Journal, Out and About Correspondent Dan Kaercher travels through Iowa's eastern river valleys reporting what happened to individuals and communities during and after the floods of 2008. During the program he visits small and large towns, rural areas and farms, including: Charles City, rural Butler County, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, The University of Iowa Arts Campus in Iowa City, and Columbus Junction. What Kaercher finds is people who have risen to the challenge of one of the state's worst natural disasters with grace and kindness, and helped each other.

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:
December 9, 2008

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

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