Tune in for FestiFall 2019 in November

Iowa Public Television’s annual fall pledge event, FestiFall, will take place this year November 10-11, 16-17 and 23-24, November 28-December 2, and December 4 and 15. Featuring a wide variety of specials, FestiFall offers viewers the opportunity to support the programming and services they enjoy all year long, and help make it possible for all Iowans to continue watching these programs. Special thank-you gifts, including tickets and exclusive items, will also be available.

With musical performances, travel specials, local productions, lifestyle programs and more FestiFall will feature new specials and classic favorites. The schedule for IPTV is below; viewers can visit Iptv.org for programs airing on IPTV WORLD.3 and IPTV Create.4 and for schedule updates.


  • Historic Buildings of Iowa: Des Moines, Saturday, November 23 at 5:30 p.m.—Iowa Public Television takes viewers inside some of the state’s most historic buildings, explores their stunning architecture and traces their histories, which are intertwined with governors, philanthropists and famous business leaders from the state’s past.
  • Iowa Land and Sky, Thursday, November 28 at 8:30 p.m.—Through aerial drone cinematography, this program features breathtaking bird’s-eye perspectives, as well as beautiful close-ups of Iowa’s landforms.
  • Quilts of Valor, Monday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m.—National quilting celebrities Alex Anderson, Mark Lipinski and Marianne Fons reunite to work on a new Quilt of Valor.


  • Aretha Franklin Remembered (My Music), Saturday, November 30 at 9:30 p.m.—From her youthful gospel singing in a Detroit church with her sisters and pastor father, Aretha Franklin was destined for a lifelong legacy of song.
  • Carpenters: Close to You (My Music), Saturday, November 23 at 9 p.m.—This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters’ career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group’s friends in the music business.
  • Celtic Woman: Ancient Land, Sunday, November 24 at 4:30 p.m.—Stunning new music is performed in a concert at the beautiful Johnstown Castle in Wexford, Ireland.
  • A Classic Christmas (My Music), Saturday, November 16 at 6 p.m.—Join hosts Gavin MacLeod and Marion Ross for this festive, all-star special of favorite carols and popular standards. Performers include Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, The Carpenters and many more.
  • Country Music: Live at the Ryman, Saturday, November 30 at 6 p.m.—This concert is a musical journey tracing the evolution of country music and its many branches and highlighting its foundational stars.
  • Great Performances: Kinky Boots, Friday, November 29 at 8:30 p.m.—Rejoice with the Tony Award-winning high-heeled hit musical about an unexpected duo that embraces their differences to create an extraordinary line of shoes.
  • Great Performances: Michael Bublé: Tour Stop 148, Sunday, November 24 at 6:30 p.m.—Experience superstar singer Michael Bublé’s visually thrilling and musically triumphant “To Be Loved Tour” featuring performances of his biggest hits.
  • John Fogerty: My 50 Year Trip, Saturday, November 30 at 8 p.m.—Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and John Fogerty’s hit parade with Creedence Clearwater Revival, this special re-creates the sounds and spirit of 1969.
  • John Sebastian Presents Folk Rewind (My Music), Saturday, November 23 at 7 p.m.—A live reunion of folk singers includes Barry McGuire, Roger McGuinn and The Chad Mitchell Trio.
  • Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2, Sunday, December 1 at 6 p.m.—Celebrate the legendary musical with a stellar cast including Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas, Lea Salonga, Colm Wilkinson, Norm Lewis and Ramin Karimloo.
  • Magic Moments—The Best of ’50s Pop (My Music), Sunday, November 24 at 1 p.m.—The McGuire Sisters, The Lennon Sisters, The Chordettes, The Four Aces and other stars take the stage.
  • Pete Seeger Tribute Concert: Woody’s Children 50th Anniversary, Saturday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m.—This historic tribute concert showcases some of Pete Seeger’s favorite musicians performing some of his most beloved songs in celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday—May 3, 2019.


  • Earth’s Sacred Wonders, Saturday, November 30 at 8 a.m.—Travel to some of the greatest spiritual buildings and places of worship to celebrate the scale, ingenuity and faith embodied by the world’s most remarkable religious sites.
  • Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like, Saturday, November 16 at 8 p.m.—Join host Michael Keaton to celebrate Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the pioneering children’s series that premiered nationally in 1968.
  • Sesame Street: 50 Years & Still Sunny, Wednesday, December 4 at 7 p.m.—Bringing Sesame Street’s most unforgettable moments to life, this lively and entertaining documentary examines the program’s significant and lasting impact on families across America and features heartfelt testimonials from viewers.

Drama & Entertainment

  • The Chaperone on Masterpiece, Sunday, November 24 at 8 p.m.— Set during the Jazz Age, this story of self-discovery follows two very different women—a young, uninhibited dancer and her modest chaperone—as they set out looking for personal fulfillment.
  • Poldark Season 5 on Masterpiece: Episode Eight, Sunday, November 17 at 8 p.m.—In the series finale, Ross and his friends must save themselves and the country from enemies both at home and abroad.
  • What the Durrells Did Next: A Masterpiece Special, Sunday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m.—Learn the definitive true story behind one of the best-loved families in TV drama, and see how Corfu shaped the personalities and ambitions of each Durrell.
  • Victoria Season 3 on Masterpiece, Sunday, December 15 at 7 & 8 p.m.—Tune in for an encore presentation of season 3. As the season opens, it is 1848. Revolution is sweeping across Europe and pressure is building on Victoria.


  • Rick Steves’ European Christmas, Saturday, November 23 at 8 a.m.—Rick celebrates Christmas in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.


  • 3 Steps to Pain-Free Living, Saturday, November 23 at 3:30 p.m.—Eliminate the root cause of many painful conditions with this easy-to-follow plan from Lee Albert.
  • Aging Backward 3 With Miranda Esmonde-White, Saturday, November 23 at 10:30 p.m.—Learn how to keep your mind sharp and your body active as you age using gentle daily movement.
  • The Brain Fitness Program, Saturday, November 30 at 11:30 a.m.—Go on a journey into the inner workings of the brain and learn how to change it for the better.
  • Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? With Mark Hyman, M.D., Saturday, November 23 at 10 a.m.—Dr. Mark Hyman reveals which foods nurture our health and which foods can pose a threat.
  • Growing Bolder’s Launchpad to What’s Next, Sunday, November 24 at 11 a.m.—This special empowers healthy aging and helps viewers imagine purposeful lives after retirement.
  • Memory Rescue With Daniel Amen, M.D., Saturday, November 23 at noon—Dr. Amen talks about how you can improve your memory and even rescue it if you think it’s headed for trouble.
  • Retire Safe & Secure With Ed Slott: 2019, Saturday, November 23 at 6 a.m.—Ed Slott combines a vast, in-depth knowledge of retirement tax rules with his legendary humor.
  • This Old House—40th Anniversary Special, Saturday, November 23 at 2 p.m.—Join current and former hosts and cast members to celebrate 40 years of groundbreaking home improvement.