JOHNSTON, IOWA (April 27, 2022) — Iowa PBS will hold an Iowa Press Debate for the US Senate Democratic Primary on Thursday, May 19, at Iowa PBS studios in Johnston. The hour-long debate will begin at 7PM. The program will air live on statewide Iowa PBS and be streamed on iowapbs.orgYouTube and Facebook.Candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Iowa's US Senate seat in 2022 will gather for a live debate at Iowa PBS. Hosted by Iowa Press moderator Kay Henderson, candidates Abby Finkenauer (D-Cedar Rapids), Michael Franken (D-Sioux City), and Glenn Hurst (D-Minden) will answer questions from reporters Brianne Pfannenstiel, chief political reporter at The Des Moines Register and Erin Murphy, political reporter for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids. Candidates will discuss their platforms, concerns, and future plans. There will be no studio audience during the debate.

Iowa Press Debates: US Senate Democratic Primary precedes the June 7, 2022 primary election in Iowa.

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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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