JOHNSTON, IOWA (September 7, 2022) — As the 2022 midterm elections approach, Iowa PBS will offer coverage of several races for statewide office on its weekly public-affairs program, Iowa Press. Episodes premiere Fridays at 7:30PM. Featured races include: attorney general of Iowa, Iowa secretary of state, Iowa secretary of agriculture, and Iowa treasurer of state.

For each discussion, host, and moderator Kay Henderson will be joined by Iowa political reporters at the Iowa Press table. Both candidates campaigning for each office will answer questions from reporters and discuss their platforms, concerns, and future plans.

The next Iowa Press will feature candidates for attorney general of Iowa Brenna Bird (R-Dexter) and Tom Miller (D-Des Moines), incumbent attorney-general. This program will be broadcast Friday, September 9, 7:30PM, and Sunday, September 11, 12PM, on Iowa PBS. The program will also be broadcast on Iowa PBS WORLD .3 Saturday, September 10, 8:30AM.

Candidates for Iowa secretary of state Joel Miller (D-Cedar Rapids) and Paul Pate (R-Cedar Rapids), incumbent secretary of state, will appear on the September 16 edition of the program. This program will be broadcast Friday, September 16, 7:30PM, and Sunday, September 18, 12PM, on Iowa PBS. The program will also be broadcast on Iowa PBS WORLD .3 Saturday, September 17, 8:30AM.

Mike Naig (R-Dallas County), incumbent secretary of agriculture, and John Norwood (D-Ankeny) will appear on the September 30 edition to discuss the Iowa secretary of agriculture race. This program will be broadcast Friday, September 30, 7:30PM, and Sunday, October 2, 12PM, on Iowa PBS. The program will also be broadcast on Iowa PBS WORLD .3 Saturday, October 1, 8:30AM.

The Iowa treasurer of state race will be covered on the October 7 edition of Iowa Press with candidates Michael Fitzgerald (D-Des Moines), incumbent treasurer of state, and Roby Smith (R-Davenport). This program will be broadcast Friday, October 7, 7:30PM, and Sunday, October 9, 12PM, on Iowa PBS. The program will also be broadcast on Iowa PBS WORLD .3 Saturday, October 8, 8:30AM.

Spanish language interpretation will be available for these episodes of Iowa Press via the second audio program (SAP). Episodes with Spanish audio will be available on demand on and YouTube. Funding for interpretation services is provided by Wells Fargo.

Since its inaugural broadcast in 1971, Iowa Press has engaged the best local journalists to interview experts, politicians and other newsworthy figures while exploring issues of state and national interest. Each week, Iowa Press invites newsmakers, policy makers and elected officials to join political reporters in a weekly discussion.

In addition to its statewide broadcast, Iowa PBS .1 is available to livestream on, the PBS Video App, and YouTube TV. Iowa PBS programs, behind-the-scenes extras, and more can be enjoyed on iowapbs.orgFacebook, and YouTube. Viewers can also stream their favorite shows on demand using the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, and many streaming devices.

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As Iowa's only statewide television network, Iowa PBS's mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans guides its quality, non-commercial programming that tells Iowa's stories like no one else can. Four statewide, public channels offer programs of lasting value to Iowans, regardless of where they live or what they can afford: Iowa PBS .1, Iowa PBS KIDS .2, Iowa PBS WORLD .3 and Iowa PBS Create .4 on 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; and Channel 36, Red Oak. More information can be found at

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