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Seed Survivor with Dan Wardell | Iowa State Fair 2012

Seed Survivor with Dan Wardell | Iowa State Fair 2012

August 13, 2012 | 00:02:30

This interactive display about seeds is a fun learning event for kids at the Fair.

Growing A Giant Pumpkin | Iowa State Fair 2012

Growing A Giant Pumpkin | Iowa State Fair 2012

August 13, 2012 | 00:05:22

Discover just what it takes to grow an abnormally large pumpkin.

Iowa State Fair's Mark Pearson Tribute

Iowa State Fair's Mark Pearson Tribute

August 13, 2012 | 00:04:00

Mark Pearson hosted IPTV's State Fair Highlights shows for 15 years. Pearson passed away in June, 2012. Here's a look at his State Fair legacy.

Iowa State Fair Parade | Iowa State Fair 2012

Iowa State Fair Parade | Iowa State Fair 2012

August 13, 2012 | 00:06:00

The fun at the Iowa State Fair starts each year with the annual parade in downtown Des Moines.

Asian Carp

Asian Carp

July 13, 2012 | 00:06:58

Iowa's rivers and lakes are being threatened by an invasive species that could decimate native fish populations and strike a blow to the state's touri...

Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine County, Iowa

Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine County, Iowa

July 13, 2012 | 00:05:36

While there are 85 state parks in Iowa only one of them has a working grist mill and bridge combination. The mill in Wildcat Den State Park was built...

Outdoor Journey for Girls, Iowa

Outdoor Journey for Girls, Iowa

July 13, 2012 | 00:05:47

Every summer the Iowa Department of Natural Resources offers a number of camps for young people. The goal of the camps is to cultivate an appreciatio...

Nature Photographer Larry Stone

Nature Photographer Larry Stone

July 13, 2012 | 00:05:18

Through his photographs and writings, Larry Stone made a career at the Des Moines Register sharing the magic found in nature. Even though he’s retire...

Remembering Mike Newell – Napkin folding at the 1998 Iowa State Fair

July 10, 2012 | 00:03:31

Iowa Public Television producer and Iowa State Fair segment host Mike Newell had fun at the 1998 Fair, learning a lot along the way. Here, Mike teache...

Remembering Mike Newell – Horseshoe throwing at the 1995 Iowa State Fair

July 10, 2012 | 00:00:34

Iowa Public Television producer and Iowa State Fair segment host Mike Newell had fun at the 1995 Fair, learning a lot along the way. Here, Mike teache...

Remembering Mark Pearson -- Iowa State Fair 1985 "Mr. Legs" competition

July 10, 2012 | 00:03:43

Iowa Public Television's Mark Pearson and the Iowa State Fair "Mr. Legs" competition from 1985. The clip speaks for itself!

Remembering Mark Pearson – Weed classification at the 1987 Iowa State Fair

July 10, 2012 | 00:04:48

Iowa Public Television's Mark Pearson knew agriculture, and Mark could identify a weed a mile away. In 1987, he covered weed classification at the Iow...

Remembering Mark Pearson – "Have fun at the Fair!”

July 10, 2012 | 00:01:03

Mark Pearson’s nightly sign-off on Iowa Public Television's Iowa State Fair coverage - “Have fun at the Fair!” - became famous over the years.

Remembering Mark Pearson -- Iowa State Fair golf cart clip from 1986

July 10, 2012 | 00:00:31

Iowa State Fairgoers got used to seeing Mark racing around the grounds in his golf cart while on location for Iowa Public Television's coverage. This ...

Remembering Mark Pearson - Mark takes over hosting IPTV's Fair coverage from Bill Riley in 1997

Remembering Mark Pearson - Mark takes over hosting IPTV's Fair coverage from Bill Riley in 1997

July 10, 2012 | 00:03:09

Mark Pearson had big shoes to fill in 1997 when Bill Riley, Sr., passed the job of hosting Iowa Public Television's Fair coverage on to Mark. As we k...

IPTV Kids Clubhouse 2012

IPTV Kids Clubhouse 2012

March 21, 2012 | 00:00:42

Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the IPTV Kids Clubhouse during festival 2012!

Iowa State Fair

Wine Judging - Iowa State Fair 2011

March 10, 2012 | 3 min

Iowa's white, red, fruit, and dessert wines are judged and awarded medals.

Dan Gable Presents His Quilt of Valor

Quilts of Valor: Dan Gable Presents His Quilt of Valor

March 3, 2012 | 3 min

Spc. Dustin Morrison, a veteran from New Market, Iowa, received a Quilt of Valor made by Olympic Champion Wrestler Dan Gable. Dan awarded the quilt to Dustin in a locker room at Iowa State University...

Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor | Preview

March 2, 2012 | 1 min

Learn the heartwarming story of the Quilts of Valor Foundation, and have some fun with rookie quilters.

Super Savers: Turn off the Lights and Save the World!

Super Savers: Turn off the Lights and Save the World!

November 15, 2011 | 00:00:40

Dan Wardell and the Super Savers turn off the lights to save electricity!