JOHNSTON, IOWA (February 8, 2019) — On Wednesday, February 13, Governor Kim Reynolds will sign a proclamation establishing February 13 "Iowa Public Television Day" in the state of Iowa in celebration of IPTV's 50 years of educating, informing, enriching and inspiring Iowans.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (February 5, 2019) — Iowa Public Television is releasing an updated version of its popular 1994 documentary that explores the impact of African-Americans in Iowa history. Tradition and Valor: The Story Continues... presents the original documentary's key events along with new materials, including an extended interview with Elaine Estes, the first African-American director of the Des Moines Public Library.

JOHNSTON, Iowa (January 29, 2019) -  Iowa Public Television announced today it will once again host the Terrace Hill Piano Competition. The 2019 competition will be held on Saturday, February 9 at the IPTV studios in Johnston.

Friday, May 25, 11 a.m.; Broadcast at 7:30 p.m.

Johnston, Iowa - Iowa Public Television's Iowa Outdoors returns for its eighth season with more features than ever before. Join hosts Scott Siepker and Kellie Kramer as they travel around Iowa learning about outdoor recreation, environmental issues, conservation initiatives and Iowa's natural resources. Season 8 premieres Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Live statewide broadcast Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m.

IPTV received awards in three large market television categories

Johnston, Iowa (April 25, 2018) - The Iowa Broadcast News Association held their annual convention and awards event Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Cedar Rapids. Iowa Public Television was recognized for work in three large market television award categories:


Live statewide broadcast Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m.

Johnston, Iowa - Iowa Public Television will host an Iowa Press debate for the Iowa Democratic Gubernatorial Primary on Wednesday, May 16 at the Iowa Public Television studios in Johnston, Iowa. The 90 minute debate will begin at 7 p.m. in front of a live audience in the Maytag Auditorium. The program will air live on IPTV and be streamed online at  

Johnston, Iowa - While George Washington Carver's rise from slavery to scientific accomplishment has inspired millions, time has dulled the luster of his reputation, reducing him to the man who did something with peanuts. Iowa Public Television announced today the premiere of George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Life, which uncovers Carver's complexities and reveals the full impact of his life and work.

Johnston, Iowa (March 21, 2018) - Season 7 of IPTV's "Iowa Ingredient" will feature sizzling new episodes exploring fresh ingredients grown in Iowa, the passionate farmers who produce them and the creative chefs who cook with them. The new season premieres Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 7 at 11:30 a.m.