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The Sidey Report: Life and Times of An Iowa Icon

The Sidey Report: Life and Times of An Iowa Icon

Experience life in a Midwestern rural community as seen through the eyes of a small-town newspaper. Since 1889, the Sidey family has been delivering the news to residents of Adair County in rural Iowa. This IPTV documentary tells the story of the family’s journalistic legacy that spans four generations, examines the trials and triumphs of small-town America as captured by the Adair County Free Press, and explains why local newspapers are essential to their communities. Investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett said it best, “In towns and cities where there is a strong sense of community, there is no more important institution than the local paper.” [58 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

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Program Description: Experience life in a Midwestern rural community as seen through the eyes of a small-town newspaper. Since 1889, the Sidey family has been delivering the news to residents of Adair County in rural Iowa. This IPTV documentary tells the story of the family’s journalistic legacy that spans four generations, examines the trials and triumphs of small-town America as captured by the Adair County Free Press, and explains why local newspapers are essential to their communities. Investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett said it best, “In towns and cities where there is a strong sense of community, there is no more important institution than the local paper.”

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