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Norman Borlaug Featured on IPTV Documentary

July 16, 2007

Iowa Public Television to Broadcast Documentary
About Norman Borlaug

Documentary rebroadcast to mark Dr. Borlaug’s Congressional Gold Medal

(Johnston, Iowa) -- On Sunday, July 22 at 9:30 p.m., Iowa Public Television will broadcast Out of Iowa: Norman Borlaug and the Green Revolution. This documentary traces the life and achievements of the Cresco, Iowa native whose work helped feed millions of people during the last half century.

On Tuesday, July 17, Dr. Borlaug will receive the Congressional Gold Medal, America’s highest civilian honor, during a ceremony at the United States Capitol. Sunday’s documentary will be updated to include footage from that ceremony.

In addition to the statewide broadcast of the documentary, Iowa Public Television’s national agribusiness program Market to Market will feature a report about Dr. Borlaug’s work and accomplishments. Market to Market will be broadcast Friday, July 20 at 8 p.m., and again Sunday, July 22 at noon on statewide Iowa Public Television.

For more information, contact Iowa Public Television at 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 (coming soon).

For immediate release:
July 16, 2007

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

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