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Growing the Arts: On the Thursday, February 19 edition of The Iowa Journal

February 17, 2009

(Johnston, Iowa) – Thursday’s edition of The Iowa Journal will examine cultural enrichment in Iowa. This episode will air Thursday, February 19 at 8 p.m. on statewide Iowa Public Television. It will be rebroadcast on Friday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. on IPTV. The program, as well as additional interviews and information, will also be available online at Iptv.org.

In this episode, The Iowa Journal will examine the role cultural enrichment plays in creating vital communities that attract and retain citizens. Guests for the program include: Robert McConnell, music director of the Southeast Iowa Symphony that serves a 19-county area; and Kathryn Dickel, who helped organize the annual Crossroads Entertainment Conference and Showcase and is a partner in IowaTIX and Swaelu Media. The program will also explore some of the cultural offerings that have transformed Des Moines from a "sleepy" city to number four on Forbes Best Places list, talk to some of the city’s art and entertainment entrepreneurs, and find out why one couple recently moved to Des Moines from Austin, Texas, to take advantage of the cultural climate.

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:
February 17, 2009

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

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