JOHNSTON, IOWA (May 31, 2022) — Celebrate Iowa's Black art and culture with Iowa PBS as the network presents Juneteenth: The Movement 2022. Recorded live May 24, this holiday special featuring performances by Black artists from across Iowa premieres Saturday, June 18, 7PM.

The ninety-minute program features a musical lineup including Charlotte BluJim Swim X ADESharane Calister and Kevin Burt. The evening will be hosted by Madison Ray and Waterloo native JM Hickey-Johnson, aka 'Ms Rocki,' and will include exclusive interviews with some of the performers conducted by journalist Ty Rushing.

"We are so proud to continue working with these wonderful partners to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday with our statewide audiences," said Iowa PBS Executive Director and General Manager Molly Phillips. "With soul, blues, rap, R&B, and more, everyone will find something to enjoy while honoring this meaningful historical anniversary."

Juneteenth: The Movement 2022 is a television, radio, and digital event presented through a partnership between Iowa PBS, Iowa Public Radio, and Des Moines entertainment venue, xBk. Simultaneous with the broadcast premiere, the special will premiere on YouTube and Fans can also listen to the program on Iowa Public Radio News/Studio One signals,, or the IPR app.

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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