JOHNSTON, IOWA (August 30, 2021) — Join Iowa PBS at the Maytag Auditorium in Johnston on Saturday, October 2 at 9AM or 11AM for a special advanced screening of PBS KIDS' newest program, Alma's Way! Created by actor and writer Sonia Manzano, known to generations of children as Maria from Sesame Street, the series follows 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx with her parents and younger brother. In each episode, Alma helps children find the power to express what they think and feel, and to recognize the unique perspectives of others.

During the events, families will watch two episodes of Alma's Way on the big screen, have the opportunity to participate in a collaborative coloring mural and will take home a grab and go activity. For more information and to register for free tickets, please visit

Alma's Way premieres on statewide Iowa PBS on October 4, 7:30AM, with two back-to-back episodes. The series will air on Iowa PBS's primary channel weekdays at 7:30AM and 3PM and on Iowa PBS KIDS .2 weekdays at 4PM.

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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