JOHNSTON, IOWA (January 4, 2021) — Iowa PBS will provide live coverage of Condition of the State 2021 on air and online. Governor Kim Reynolds will present her Condition of the State address to the Iowa Legislature on Tuesday, January 12, 6PM. The address will be broadcast live on statewide Iowa PBS .1 and livestreamed on iowapbs.org, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
David Yepsen, host of Iowa PBS's Iowa Press, and Kay Henderson, news director of Radio Iowa, will anchor the live broadcast, analyze the governor's priorities and preview the 89th General Assembly of the Iowa Legislature.
In addition to Condition of the State 2021, Iowa PBS will offer expanded coverage of the Iowa Legislature in January. The statewide network will also provide pooled video feeds for media organizations across the state offering all Iowans high-quality access to statehouse activities under pandemic protocols. Additional governmental coverage is as follows:
- Opening Day of Session 2021 — Monday, January 11, 10AM: Live coverage will be provided from the Iowa House Chambers as a new legislative session begins, members are sworn into office and leadership speeches take place. In addition to media pool feeds, Iowa PBS will offer livestreams on iowapbs.org and YouTube.
- State of the Judiciary 2021 — Wednesday, January 13, 10AM: Iowa PBS will produce a State of the Judiciary broadcast live from the Iowa statehouse and provide media pool feeds. The program will be broadcast live on Iowa PBS WORLD .3 and livestreamed on iowapbs.org, Facebook and YouTube.
- Condition of the Guard 2021 — Thursday, January 14, 10AM: Iowa PBS will broadcast the Condition of the Guard live from the Iowa statehouse. The program will be broadcast live on Iowa PBS WORLD .3 and livestreamed on iowapbs.org, Facebook, and YouTube.
Satellite downlink coordinates for television station excerption rights and online embed codes for the livestreams will be available for media later this week.In addition to its statewide broadcast, Iowa PBS .1 is available to livestream on iowapbs.org/watch, pbs.org/livestream, the PBS Video App and YouTube TV. Iowa PBS programs, behind-the-scenes extras and more can be enjoyed on iowapbs.org, Facebook, and YouTube. Viewers can also stream their favorite shows on demand using the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, and many streaming devices.Learn more at iowapbs.org.
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 iowapbs.org.