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Take time to enjoy Iowa's Simple Pleasures

March 3, 2010

Iowa’s Simple Pleasures Profiles Unique Places to Visit in Iowa
New IPTV special showcases places to dine and visit with host Dan Kaercher

(Johnston, Iowa) -- Iowa Public Television continues the network’s tradition of showcasing what’s best about Iowa with the premiere of a new special, Iowa’s Simple Pleasures. The program, hosted by Dan Kaercher, debuts on statewide Iowa Public Television Monday, March 15 at 8 p.m.

Kaercher, founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine and host of previous IPTV travel programs, traveled the state in search of fun things for Iowans to do, see, and taste here in Iowa. The result: profiles of Iowa treasures that aren’t necessarily well-known outside their own local areas, but with much to offer visitors. Iowans will find many of these activities easy to enjoy on a budget. The special features highlights from an upcoming series of the same name.

Attractions featured in the special are:

  • King’s Pointe Resort & other attractions – Storm Lake
  • Blank Park Zoo – Des Moines
  • Café Dodici – Washington
  • Wabash Trace Nature Trail – Southwest Iowa
  • The Irish Shanti – Gunder
  • Rock ‘n’ Row Adventures – Eldora
  • Pilot Knob State Park – Winnebago County

Iowa’s Simple Pleasures is an original Iowa Public Television special, and is part of the network’s 2010 Festival campaign. Viewers will have the opportunity to support Iowa Public Television and receive program-related thank-you gifts during the broadcasts. Information is available during the program and here. The Web site also offers an opportunity for viewers to provide feedback and to suggest additional places to visit in Iowa.

The program also airs Tuesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 21 at noon on statewide Iowa Public Television.
For more information, interviews, photos, and more, contact Jennifer Konfrst at 515-242-3146.

For immediate release:
March 3, 2010

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

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