Weekend happenings with IPTV

Our PR shop is cranking out all sorts of stuff that we’re doing this weekend. We’ll be in Cedar Falls and Dubuque.

Enjoy the tidbits of where we’re at this weekend and some programming highlights.

IPTV Covers Cedar Rapids Opera’s Performance of Salome for Broadcast
This weekend, Iowa Public Television is in Cedar Falls at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center to record the Cedar Rapids Opera’s rendition of Salome for broadcast on IPTV. Watch the remarkable performance in stunning HD February 1 at 8 p.m., and again February 7 at 1 p.m.
Dan Wardell Visits Dubuque Sunday, January 17
Dan Wardell and WordGirl will visit the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium as part of Ice Fest 2010 this weekend. During the day on Sunday, they’ll host three story times at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Programming Highlights

Tonight at 7:30, Iowa Press will feature an interview with Gov. Chet Culver (D-West Des Moines). Culver will discuss Tuesday’s “Condition of the State” address, and his priorities for the current legislative session. The program will be rebroadcast on IPTV WORLD Saturday at 9 a.m., and on IPTV Sunday at 11:30 a.m. And of course, it’s available online at http://www.iptv.org/iowapress beginning Friday evening.

Tonight at 8, Market to Market looks at how U.S. corn and soybean producers are taking productivity to a whole new level. In addition, learn how the American Farm Bureau is sounding the alarm on proposed cap-and-trade legislation, and how America’s dairy producers are struggling to make a profit in this global recession. All that and expert market analysis from Alan Brugler. The program will be rebroadcast on IPTV WORLD Saturday at 8 a.m., and on IPTV Sunday at noon. Or watch it online at http://www.iptv.org/mtom.

Why not use the weekend to build something for the home? Woodsmith Shop, airing Saturday at 1:30 p.m., tells you how to build timeless tables in a weekend. As always, plans and more information are available at http://www.woodsmithshop.com.

International Space Station Commander – and Iowa native – Peggy Whitson addressed a standing-room-only audience at Simpson College in Indianola in late 2008. Intelligent Talk Television was there, and you can watch the speech on IPTV WORLD Sunday at 9 p.m. or online here.
Monday at 8 p.m., Influenza 1918: American Experience tells about the devastating flu epidemic that ravaged America in 1918, killing more than 500,000 people.

A team in Egypt is working to reverse the destructive forces of man and nature to save the Great Sphinx. Follow their adventures Tuesday at 7 p.m. on NOVA: Riddles of the Sphinx.
Imagine what it would be like to launch a career as an opera singer. The pressure, while not as well-known as other musical auditions, is just as intense. Wednesday at 8 p.m., Great Performances at the Met: The Audition follows young opera singers as they struggle for the opportunity to launch a career.

The Iowa Journal examines chronic health concerns in Iowa Thursday at 8:30 p.m. (special time).

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