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Iowa Public Television to Broadcast Republican Gubernatorial Primary Debate Statewide Thursday, April 8 at 8 p.m.

April 2, 2010

(Johnston, Iowa)  -- Iowa Public Television will broadcast the first debate among candidates for the Republican nomination for governor to a statewide audience Thursday, April 8 at 8 p.m. The debate, sponsored by KTIV in Sioux City, will take place on Wednesday, April 7.


All three candidates for the nomination – Terry Branstad, Bob Vander Plaats, and Rod Roberts – have agreed to participate in the hour-long debate. Questions will be posed by a panel of three journalists: Matt Breen from KTIV, Ron Steele from KWWL, and Tom Overlie from KTTC.


Iowa Public Television will also broadcast other debates among candidates for the Republican nomination for governor. On Thursday, May 20, Iowa Public Television and The Des Moines Register will partner to present a live, statewide broadcast of a debate with the three candidates at noon on IPTV WORLD, followed by a rebroadcast on IPTV at 7 p.m. The Iowa Journal will follow the evening broadcast with an analysis and discussion.


For more information on IPTV’s debate coverage and public affairs programming, contact Jennifer Konfrst at 515-242-3146 or via email at Jennifer.konfrst@iptv.org.

For immediate release:
April 2, 2010

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

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