Live statewide broadcast Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m. Johnston, Iowa (April 23, 2018) - Iowa Public Television will host an "Iowa Press" debate for the Iowa Democratic Gubernatorial Primary on Wednesday, May 16 at the Iowa Public Television studios in Johnston, Iowa. The 90 minute debate will begin at 7 p.m. in front of a live audience in the Maytag Auditorium. The program will air live on IPTV and be streamed online at Iptv.org.  The following candidates for the Democratic Gubernatorial Primary will participate in the May 16 debate: Nate Boulton (D-Des Moines), Cathy Glasson (D-Coralville), Fred Hubbell (D-Des Moines), Andy McGuire (D-Des Moines), John Norris (D-Des Moines) and Ross Wilburn (D-Ames).  David Yepsen, host of "Iowa Press", will moderate the debate. Yepsen, along with Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa, and James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette, will ask questions in the free-flowing discussion format that has become the hallmark of the "Iowa Press" program. Candidates will have the opportunity to discuss their platforms, concerns and plans for the future of Iowa and Iowans.   The "Iowa Press Debates: Democratic Gubernatorial Primary" will be open to the public and free to attend. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and spectators should plan to arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. to be seated prior to the live televised debate. Seats are first come, first served. Spectators may register for tickets online at Iptv.org or by calling Friends of Iowa Public Television at 800.728.2828. Libertarian gubernatorial primary candidates Marco Battaglia (L-Des Moines) and Jake Porter (L-Council Bluffs) have been invited to participate in the "Iowa Press Debates: Libertarian Gubernatorial Primary" on Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m., which will also be available to watch at Iptv.org. While there are no Republican challengers to incumbent Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa Public Television does plan to host a debate for gubernatorial candidates prior to the general election in November.   Learn more at Iptv.org.  Program support provided by: Associated General Contractors of Iowa and Iowa Bankers Association. For more information on the "Iowa Press Debate: Democratic Gubernatorial Primary", please contact Susan Ramsey at 515.725.9703 or susan.ramsey@iptv.org.  -30- Iowa Public Television is Iowa's only statewide television network. IPTV's mission to educate, inform, enrich and inspire Iowans guides its quality, noncommercial 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: IPTV (.1), IPTV KIDS (.2), IPTV WORLD (.3) and IPTV 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; Channel 36, Red Oak. More information can be found at Iptv.org

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