Beer, Obama, Republicans and Neil Harl this weekend on IPTV

A big few days ahead for Iowa Public Television. It starts with a replay of our Beer Industry show on Friday night at 630p. But also includes the republican candidates for governor debating at the Iowa Broadcast News Association’s annual convention in Cedar Rapids.

Iowa Journal host Paul Yeager, left, talks with, from left, Iowa Brewers Guild president Dave Coy, Sioux City Journal beer writer Tim Hynds and John

First off, here’s the background on our TIJ beer show. The feature is already posted which includes a visit to Olde Main in Ames and Beer Crazy in Urbandale. The discussion will post later is posted now and lives here.

Thanks to our guests of Dave Coy, Doug Alberhasky and Tim Hynds. Tim made the farthest trip from Sioux City, but he also turned out a blog post about the show you can find here. That is where we stole the picture from as well. Thanks Sioux City Journal!

The IBNA debate will air live at 330p on IPTV World or our .3 channel. Then it will air again in primetime on our main service at 8p. The event will also stream on our website of http://www.iptv.org. I will be a panelist for the debate with Todd Dorman of the Gazette of Cedar Rapids and Jeneane Beck of Iowa Public Radio. Bob Fisher of KGLO/KRIB Mason City is the moderator.

Here’s the official rundown of programs on IPTV this weekend as written by the IPTV press shop.

Tonight at 6:30 The Iowa Journal looks at how consumer demand for more varieties of beer in Iowa has affected local breweries and even state laws. You can also watch The Iowa Journal at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on IPTV WORLD, and online at http://www.iptv.org/iowajournal.

At 7:30 tonight, watch Iowa Press as the statehouse reporters discuss the rural economy with economist Neil Harl. The program can also be seen Saturday at 9 a.m. on IPTV WORLD, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on IPTV, and online at http://www.iptv.org/iowapress.

Market to Market focuses on the rural economy tonight with coverage of President Obama’s “White House to Main Street” tour of the Midwest at 8 p.m. This episode covers President Obama’s town-hall meeting in Ottumwa, the President’s visit to Fort Madison, and his stop in Macon, Missouri. You can also watch Market to Market Saturday at 8 a.m. on IPTV WORLD, Sunday at noon on IPTV, and online at http://www.iptv.org/mtom.

Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on IPTV WORLD, watch live coverage of a debate among candidates for the GOP nomination for governor. The debate, sponsored by the Iowa Broadcast News Association, will also be streamed online live at http://www.iptv.org/live. You can also see the debate in its entirety at 8 p.m. on IPTV.

A crime wave has swept across England after V-E day and Foyle stumbles upon an international cover-up in Masterpiece Mystery! Foyle’s War, Series VI: The Russian House Sunday at 8 p.m.

Monday – Thursday of next week at 6:30 p.m., tune in for the 2010 Iowa Jazz Championships.

Also on Monday, Roads to Memphis: American Experience (8 p.m.) tells the disparate yet entwined stories of James Earl Ray and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., against the backdrop of the turbulent forces that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision.

On Tuesday at 7 p.m., NOVA: Mt. St. Helens Back from the Dead documents the dramatic return of plant and animal life to the disaster zone’s barren landscape. (Rebroadcast Thursday at 7 p.m. on IPTV WORLD)

Wednesday at 8 p.m., Live from Lincoln Center: Perlman, Ax, and Ma @ The Penthouse features masters of the concert stage – Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Emanuel Ax – playing Mendelssohn and more.

Thursday at 8 p.m. on IPTV WORLD, award-winning scientist and author (and ISU professor) Sean Carroll talks about his latest book, Remarkable Creatures, which was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award, on Intelligent Talk Television: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origin of Species. You can see this and other Intelligent Talk Television episodes at http://www.iptv.org/intelligenttalktv.

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