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Coverage of President Obama in Iowa

April 26, 2010

Iowa Public Television Coverage of
President Obama’s Town-Hall Meeting in Ottumwa

Presidential Town-Hall Covered Live on IPTV WORLD at 4 p.m.
Rebroadcast with a Follow-Up Program on IPTV at 8 p.m.


(Johnston, Iowa)  -- Iowa Public Television will provide live coverage of President Obama’s town-hall meeting at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa on Tuesday, April 27 at 4 p.m.

            The town-hall meeting will be broadcast live on IPTV WORLD (.3 or Mediacom channel 119), at approximately 4 p.m. The meeting will be rebroadcast on Iowa Public Television (.1) that evening at 8, followed by a special edition of The Iowa Journal to discuss the issues raised during the Ottumwa event. In the studio to discuss how the president's visit and proposals may play out in rural Iowa are two guests: Iowa State University Staff Research Economist David Swenson, and Bill Brown, chairman of the board of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.

            Calling his trip to the Midwest the "White House to Main Street Tour," President Obama will make three stops in Iowa, culminating with a town-hall meeting where he is expected to focus on the rural economy.  The speech will be followed by questions from the audience.

            For inquiries about the broadcast, or for information about the availability of this coverage online, contact Jennifer Konfrst 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 1.5 million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television offers three programming channels statewide: IPTV, IPTV LEARNS, and IPTV WORLD. 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. Information on programming channels, reception, and more can be found at www.iptv.org.

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