JOHNSTON, IOWA (August 6, 2019) — The Shining Stars Talent Show, a new program from the Bill Riley Talent Show for people up to age 30 who have special needs, will air on statewide Iowa Public Television Tuesday, August 27 at 7PM. 

The first round of this competition took place on May 11 at Iowa Public Television's Maytag Auditorium, where 20 participants competed and 10 were selected to advance to the Iowa State Fair. IPTV's 30-minute program will feature highlights from the finalists' performances at the fair. It will also include interviews with Bill Riley, some of the performers, and a few of the performers' relatives.

"When the preliminaries for this event were held on our IPTV studio stage in May, we knew right away that we wanted to bring the final showcase to our viewing audience," said Deb Herbold, senior producer at Iowa Public Television. "The warm and encouraging environment was amazing, and it was a magical experience watching them perform and shine."

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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; and Channel 36, Red Oak. More information can be found at

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