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Adult Illiteracy: On the Monday, November 19 edition of The Iowa Journal

November 16, 2007

(Johnston, Iowa) – Monday’s episode of The Iowa Journal will explore adult literacy. The program airs Monday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. on IPTV analog. The program will be rebroadcast Friday, November 23 at 9 p.m. on statewide IPTV-Plus and will also be available online at Iptv.org.

A recent study suggests that as many as 13 percent of adult Iowans are functionally illiterate. How can illiteracy exist in a state that values education so highly? How does not being able to read affect someone’s quality of life? This episode will explore how learning to read can help spell out a better future.

During the Out and About segment, correspondent Dan Kaercher travels to the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science in Davenport. Along with its permanent exhibits on the natural history of Iowa, two Egyptian mummies, and Hall of Mammals, the museum is currently featuring a traveling exhibit on Leonardo Da Vinci.

The program will also feature news analysis from David Pitt of the Associated Press.

For more information about The Iowa Journal, visit www.iptv.org/iowajournal or 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:
November 16, 2007

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

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