Live Coverage of President Obama to Iowa City on IPTV

Big day for the state of Iowa on Thursday. President Barack Obama is coming to Iowa to talk about the newly signed health care reform bill. Candidate Obama unveiled his healthcare plan in Iowa City in May of 2007. The President will make a speech in Iowa City which you can see live as it happens on IPTV World or on

If you miss it during the day, we’ll rebroadcast it on our main IPTV service at 730p, followed by a special discussion to follow. We will talk about the healthcare bill and what this means to Iowans. Questions you may be interested in having our panel discuss? Drop them in the comments below.

Here’s the official release with details.

Iowa Public Television to Broadcast President Obama’s Speech on Health Care Reform in Iowa City Thursday
Speech will be broadcast live at 1 p.m. on IPTV WORLD and online at and rebroadcast at 7:30 p.m. on IPTV
(Johnston, Iowa) –Iowa Public Television will broadcast live coverage of President Barack Obama’s health care reform speech from the University of Iowa Fieldhouse on IPTV WORLD, Thursday, March 25.

The President on Health Care: An “Iowa Journal” Special airs live on IPTV WORLD and online at at 1 p.m. on Thursday, with hosts Paul Yeager and Dean Borg. A rebroadcast of the speech will air on IPTV’s primary channel Thursday at 7:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion on The Iowa Journal with some of the various organizations and individuals affected by the new plan. In the studio to discuss the impact of the health care reform law will be Jim Swift, chairman and CEO of Holmes Murphy and Associates; Jennifer Vermeer, director of Iowa Medicaid; and Bill Leaver, president and CEO of Iowa Health Systems Kirk Norris of Iowa Hospital Association.

The panel discussion portion of the program will be rebroadcast on Friday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. on IPTV and Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 a.m. on IPTV WORLD.

For more information about The Iowa Journal, visit or call (515) 242-3146. For information on how to watch IPTV WORLD in your area, visit

–Update 230p Thursday—
Kirk was an add for Bill Leaver.

You can view video here of President Obama’s speech in Iowa City March 25, 2010 right here.

If that link doesn’t work, check out our show page here.


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