Festival 2010 – Part 2

We’ve got lots of great stuff ahead for you on IPTV’s Festival 2010. Here’s what is coming up the next week.

Local highlights include TV Iowans Grew Up On, Iowa’s Simple Pleasures and Straight No Chaser.

Here’s a look from our PR shop of our upcoming programs.


Festival is underway! As always, you can find video of local programs like The Iowa Journal, Iowa Press, and Market to Market online, and you can also watch favorite public affairs programs online.

Here’s a summary of programs coming up this week. The complete and updated schedule is at http://www.iptv.org.:

Iowa Press, Market to Market, and Washington Week all air this evening, but at special times. At 6:30 p.m., Iowa Press features an interview with Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs). At 7 p.m., don’t miss Washington Week, followed by this week’s Market to Market at 7:30 p.m..

At 8:30 p.m. Friday, watch an encore broadcast of Iowa’s Radio Homemakers: Up a Country Lane, followed by another IPTV documentary, Picture Perfect: Iowa in the 1940s.

Science fiction and comedy fans won’t want to miss Red Dwarf: Back to Earth specials tonight beginning at 10:30. And Saturday night at 9, Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned is all-new.

On Saturday, Love of Quilting Live 4 features another chance for quilting fans to support Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. This year, Marianne Fons is joined by her daughter, Mary Fons, for the special broadcast at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday at 5 p.m., Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart features the opportunity for viewers to pledge for tickets to see the group in concert in Des Moines.

Sunday features a day full of programs to improve your life, beginning with Change Your Brain, Change Your Life with Dr. Daniel Amen at 8 a.m. YOU: On a Diet with Dr. Michael Roizen airs at 10:10 a.m., and Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! premieres at noon.

At 7 p.m. Sunday, Floppy, Betty Lou and the Magic Window, Dr. Max and Mombo, and other Iowa kids’ TV stars are featured in IPTV’s own TV Iowans Grew Up On. (Here’s my post on the program)

Sunday after Ed Sullivan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Classics – The ‘60s, which airs at 8 p.m., don’t miss More Funny Ladies of British Comedy at 10 p.m..

Monday at 8 p.m. brings the premiere of another Iowa Public Television special, Iowa’s Simple Pleasures. This special, featuring Dan Kaercher, takes viewers to great places to visit right here in Iowa. Many of the attractions featured in the special – from the King’s Pointe Resort in Storm Lake to the Irish Shanti in Gunder – are hosting viewing parties with their local fans and friends.

On Tuesday, Dr. Neal Barnard is at Iowa Public Television to present his special, Taking Control of Diabetes with Dr. Neal Barnard at 7 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day (Wednesday) showcases Irish stars, beginning with Daniel O’Donnell at 6:30 p.m., Celtic Woman at 8:30 p.m., and Celtic Thunder: It’s Entertainment at 10 p.m.

John Denver’s Wildlife Concert airs Thursday at 6:30 p.m., followed by an encore performance of The Moody Blues at 8 p.m. Viewers will have the opportunity to pledge for tickets to a Des Moines concert for The Moody Blues. Then at 9 p.m., Urbandale native Tyler Trepp joins us live in studio for a special program featuring his a capella group in Straight No Chaser – Live in New York.

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