Johnston, Iowa (November 2, 2016) - There's something for everyone during FestiFall, a new tradition at Iowa Public Television. This celebration of programming takes place November 19-20 and 26-28 on statewide IPTV, and will feature everything from musical performances and travel specials, to local programs and lifestyle specials. 

Each day of FestiFall viewers will have the opportunity to support the programming and services they enjoy all year long, and help make it possible for all Iowans to continue to enjoy these programs. Special thank-you gifts, including tickets and exclusive items, will also be available. 

FestiFall will feature new specials and classic favorites. The schedule for IPTV is below; viewers can visit Iptv.org for specials airing on IPTV LEARNS and IPTV WORLD and for schedule updates.

Local
* Iowa Ingredient: Holiday Favorites, Saturday, November 19 at 11:30 a.m.; Sunday, November 20 at 10:30 a.m.- Celebrate some of our favorite Iowa Ingredient holiday memories as IPTV personalities Mike Pearson, Dean Borg and Dan Wardell join Charity Nebbe in the kitchen to bake holiday treats and share family traditions.
* IPTV KIDS Clubhouse: Best of Season One, Saturday, November 19 at 7 a.m.; Sunday, November 27 at 8 a.m.-This fun-filled adventure for kids and grown-ups looks back at some of the best moments from season one of the series.

Music
* André Rieu: Waltzing Forever, Saturday, November 26 at 6 p.m.- Join Andre Rieu, "The King of the Waltz," for a magical evening of enchanting music in a stunning medieval town square in the Netherlands.
* Blue Suede Shoes: A Rockabilly Session with Carl Perkins and Friends, Saturday, November 26 at 10:30 p.m.- On a special evening in 1983, the late legendary "father of rockabilly" Carl Perkins and a cast of all-stars brought down the house in this rock 'n' roll rollicking jam session.
* California Dreamin': The Songs of the Mamas and the Papas (Ed Sullivan/My Music), Monday, November 28 at 8:30 p.m.- Celebrate 50 years of the harmonious pop-folk-rock group that defined an era.
* Carpenters: Close to You (My Music Presents), Sunday, November 20 at 1 p.m.; Sunday, November 27 at 4 p.m.- This music-filled documentary traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business.
* Celtic Woman: Destiny, Saturday, November 19 at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 27 at 12:30 p.m.- Ireland's famed singing group performs fresh arrangements of their most spellbinding songs.
* The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum, Saturday, November 26 at 7:30 p.m.- Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson shine in this 1990 performance.
* Joe Bonamassa: Live at the Greek Theatre, Sunday, November 20 at 10:30 p.m.; Monday, November 28 at 10 p.m.- Filmed in August 2015 at the legendary Greek Theatre, this concert special features celebrated blues rock master Joe Bonamassa delivering a musical tribute to The Three Kings of the Blues.
* Magic Moments-The Best of '50s Pops (My Music #102), Saturday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 20 at 3:30 p.m.- The McGuire Sisters, The Lennon Sisters, The Chordettes, The Four Aces and others take the stage.
* Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop (My Music), Saturday, November 26 at 4 p.m.- Live performances from Little Anthony & The Imperials, Little Richard, Jay Black & The Americans and many others create an amazing evening, bringing to life the spirit of early rock and roll and doo wop.
* Rocktopia Live in Budapest: A Classical Evolution, Sunday, November 27 at 10:30 p.m.- Immerse yourself in this revolutionary performance that fuses classical music with classic rock-from Mozart to Queen, this concert delivers one-of-a-kind musical arrangements.
* The Texas Tenors-You Should Dream, Saturday, November 26 at 9 p.m.; Monday, November 28 at 7 p.m.-The Texas Tenors vocal group smoothly blends country, classical, Broadway and gospel music.
* This Land Is Your Land (My Music), Saturday, November 19 at 4:30 p.m.- Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village.

Lifestyle
* Age Fix with Anthony Youn, MD, Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m.; Saturday, November 26 at 11 a.m.- Dr. Youn provides a way to fix age-related skin concerns, without having painful surgery.
* Age Reversed with Miranda Esmonde-White, Saturday, November 19 at 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 20 at 7 a.m.-Classical Stretch host Miranda Esmonde-White offers valuable insights on how to combat the physical signs and consequences of aging.
* Brain Fit: 50 Ways to Grow Your Brain with Daniel Amen, Saturday, November 26 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, November 27 at 6 a.m.- In this program, Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife, Tana Amen, discuss 50 ways to grow your brain and share their best secrets to ignite your energy and focus at any age.
* Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy, Saturday, November 19 at 6 a.m.- The Yoga for All of Us author effectively addresses arthritis relief through the practice of yoga.
* Eat to Live with Joel Fuhrman, MD, Saturday, November 19 at 9:30 a.m.; Saturday, November 26 at 12:30 p.m.-Get the facts you need to lose weight and lower blood pressure and cholesterol without drugs.
* Ed Slott's Retirement Road Map...From Forever Taxed to Never Taxed, Saturday, November 19 at 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 20 at 11:30 a.m.; Saturday, November 26 at 6 a.m.- Ed Slott, America's IRA expert, shows you how to steer clear of the roadblocks in your retirement.
* On the Psychiatrist's Couch with Daniel Amen, MD, Saturday, November 19 at 12:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 20 at 8:30 a.m.- One of the most popular psychiatrists in America, Dr. Daniel Amen has written ten bestselling books.
* Stronger Bones, Longer Life, Sunday, November 20 at 5:30 a.m.- Bone health expert Lani Simpson guides viewers in understanding how to keep their bones strong and prevent or lessen the impact of osteoporosis.
* Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You, Sunday, November 27 at 10:30 a.m.- Suze Orman provides advice to help individual viewers "find financial solutions for you."
* Wheat Belly Total Health with William Davis, MD, Saturday, November 26 at 7:30 a.m.; Sunday, November 27 at 9 a.m.-Dr. William Davis outlines simple steps to becoming wheat-free while eating tasty, healthy foods.

Drama & Entertainment
* Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches, Sunday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m.- Join Carol Burnett for her personally selected favorite moments from her long-running comedy series.
* The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece, Sunday, November 20 at 7 p.m.-In the finale, big plans are afoot, but the Durrells can't decide whether to proceed.
* I Miss Downton Abbey, Sunday, November 20 at 5:30 p.m.- Revisit treasured moments from the unforgettable series, including behind-the-scenes clips.
* Indian Summers Season 2 on Masterpiece, Sunday, November 20 at 9:20 p.m.-In the finale, Aafrin tries to stop Alice and Charlie from leaving for England.
* Inside Poldark, Sunday, November 27 at 9 p.m.- Relive the thrilling first season of the swashbuckling romantic series through cast and creator interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and the spectacular Cornish coastline.
* Poldark Season 2 on Masterpiece (8 of 9), Sunday, November 20 at 8:10 p.m.-In part 8, Demelza and Ross wage bitter war while Elizabeth postpones a big event.
* Poldark Season 2 on Masterpiece (9 of 9), Sunday, November 27 at 8 p.m.-In the finale, the wars tempt Ross and Dwight, while an enraged mob threatens George and Elizabeth.

Travel
* Rick Steves' Delicious Europe, Monday, November 28 at 6:30 p.m.-Rick Steves savors classic European cuisine in Galicia, Rome and Greece and sips wine in Burgundy.
* Rick Steves' European Christmas, Saturday, November 26 at 9 a.m. -Christmas in Europe is a rich and fascinating mix of Christian and pre-Christian traditions. Host Rick Steves explores holiday celebrations across Europe.
* Visions of Italy: Southern Style, Saturday, November 19 at 8 a.m.; Sunday, November 27 at 2:30 p.m.-Soar above the spectacular landscape of southern Italy, with stunning aerial footage accompanied by a poetic narrative and glorious music.

For a complete FestiFall schedule and other program information, visit Iptv.org

For more information about Iowa Public Television, please contact Susan Ramsey at 515.725.9703 or Susan.Ramsey@iptv.org.

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Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than 2 million viewers a month turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television offers three programming channels statewide: IPTV, IPTV LEARNS and IPTV WORLD. Iowa Public Television stations include: 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. Information on programming channels, reception and more can be found at Iptv.org.

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