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The Great American Read returns Tuesdays this fall to explore the 100 books chosen by the American public and how they’ve inspired, moved and shaped us.

Bookstores and libraries throughout the state are offering in-person events for The Great American Read. Check out what's coming to your area!

Sunday, October 21, at 2 p.m at Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University
Go behind the scenes of a new musical that follows a young girl who is on a journey to find her mother when Iowa Public Television debuts The Making of NOËL the Musical on Monday, October 1 at 8 p.m. Written by the author of the world renowned Artemis Fowl series, Eoin Colfer, and composed by Ireland's preeminent composer Liam Bates, “NOËL” has all the makings of an instant Christmas classic. In IPTV’s new special, The Making of NOËL the Musical , the show’s creators discuss how they brought this show to life for a musical theater debut in North America beginning with a Midwest tour. Set in...
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Upper Midwest Chapter recently announced the 2018 Emmy® Award nominees and Iowa Public Television received nine nominations. Arts/Entertainment—Single Story Greetings from Iowa: Hot Air Balloon Racing Arts/Entertainment—Program Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Billy Budd Arts/Entertainment—Program Dracula: A Performance by Ballet Quad Cities Children/Teen IPTV KIDS Clubhouse: Water Episode Documentary—Historical George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Life Magazine Greetings from Iowa —Series (Season 2) Lifestyle—Feature/Segment/Series Iowa...
Fate and desire collide when Rusalka, a beautiful water nymph, falls in love with a human prince and is willing to do anything to escape her enchanted moonlit world to become human. Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Rusalka , an Iowa Public Television exclusive production, premieres Friday, September 21 at 8:30 p.m. In this darker retelling of the traditional fairytale, famed Czech composer Antonín Dvořák juxtaposes the mortal and the mythical with beautiful folk melodies and luminous arias, including Rusalka’s familiar and radiant “Song to the Moon.” IPTV’s coverage highlights the 125th...
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Iowa Public Television has brought Iowa State Fair highlights statewide for 48 years and will once again broadcast extensive coverage of the Iowa State Fair. This year’s coverage begins with a live broadcast of the 2018 Iowa State Fair Parade on Wednesday, August 8 at 6:15 p.m. It continues August 13-18 with Fair 2018 . Airing Monday-Thursday and Saturday at 9 p.m., and Friday at 9:30 p.m., these hour-long programs are among the network’s most-watched of the year. The 2018 Iowa State Fair Parade and Fair 2018 will also be live streamed on Facebook and Iptv.org . Bill Riley will return as host...
Building on the success of the initial year of a pilot program geared toward supporting teachers, Iowa Public Television and the Centerville Community School District will continue working together to bring new technology and services to the teachers, students and families of the Centerville community. During the 2017-18 school year, IPTV and PBS piloted the Teacher Community Program in the Centerville CSD. The multiyear program is dedicated to addressing the needs of educators, who – especially in rural communities – often feel isolated and have limited access to peer-to-peer professional...
Iowa Public Television will present exclusive statewide coverage of the 2018 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase on Monday, July 16 at 8 p.m. The 90-minute program showcases the opening number and finale as well as highlights from the various medleys performed by the students. The showcase will be rebroadcast Sunday, July 22 at 1 p.m. The IHSMTA program is a year-long signature Des Moines Performing Arts community initiative. Throughout the year, theater professionals travel across the state to review high school musical productions, helping teachers and students enhance their...