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Exclusive World Food Prize Live Coverage on IPTV

October 11, 2007

Iowa Public Television to Broadcast
World Food Prize Ceremony Live

Coverage of Laureate Ceremony Begins at 7 p.m.

(Johnston, Iowa)  -- Iowa Public Television will provide coverage of the 21st annual World Food Prize ceremony live from the Iowa capitol Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m. The program, hosted by Lorenzo Sandoval, will also be seen in high definition on IPTV-Digital channels across the state.

            This year’s $250,000 award honors Dr. Philip E. Nelson of Purdue University for his work to develop technologies that have revolutionized the food industry, particularly in the area of large-scale storage and transportations of fresh fruit and vegetables using bulk aseptic food processing.

The World Food Prize was founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Iowan Norman Borlaug.  After winning the Nobel Prize in 1970 for his achievements in agricultural research, Borlaug envisioned a separate international award to recognize those who have made significant contributions to improve the world's food supply.

World Food Prize 2007 will be rebroadcast Sunday, October 21 at 1 p.m.

For more information about Iowa Public Television’s statewide broadcast of the ceremony, call 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 one million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. 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. IPTV-Digital stations include: Channel 11.1, Des Moines; Channel 12.1, Iowa City; Channel 21.1, Fort Dodge; Channel 24.1, Mason City; Channel 27.1, Sioux City; Channel 32.1, Waterloo; Channel 32.1, Council Bluffs; Channel 36.1, Red Oak; Channel 36.1, Davenport (coming soon).

For immediate release:
October 11, 2007

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

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