Insiders, Farm Bills, Music Ed, and the Gunderburger this week on IPTV

Another great weekend of programming on Iowa Public Television.

We begin with the greatest show on television, but the host is pretty weak, and the Iowa Journal. We’re talking about music in education. What exactly does music do for our brain development? Next week, we’ll be talking about the economy in Iowa, including a trip to Carroll to see what is happening there.

Here’s the official release from the press shop at IPTV.

Tonight at 6:30, The Iowa Journal examines the state of music education in Iowa. You can also watch the program at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on IPTV WORLD, or online at (you can read my post on the show here).

At 7:30 p.m., Iowa Press features an interview with two veteran Iowa political professionals – Jerry Crawford (D-Des Moines) and Doug Gross (R-Des Moines) – about Campaign 2010. This program is rebroadcast at 9 a.m. Saturday on IPTV WORLD, 11:30 a.m. Sunday on IPTV, and online at

At 8 p.m., on Market to Market, House Agriculture Committee members begin the arduous task of writing the next Farm Bill, an explosion on a Gulf Coast oil rig creates an environmental nightmare for the petroleum industry, and the Crave Brothers Dairy relies on innovation to produce more milk and weather economic storms. This program is rebroadcast at 8 a.m. Saturday on IPTV WORLD, noon Sunday on IPTV, and online at (There’s also a new blog and twitter feed for Market to Market.)

Following the end of production of two Friday night programs (NOW and Bill Moyers Journal), two new series will begin this week. At 8:30 p.m., Need to Know debuts with hosts Jon Meacham and Alison Stewart. At 9:30 p.m., don’t miss a weekly news roundup with BBC Newsnight.

Looking for a weekend project? Saturday at 1:30 p.m., Woodsmith Shop demonstrates how to build timeless tables in a weekend.

Foyle goes head to head with the US Army when a girl is murdered and suspicion points to a GI on an all-new Masterpiece Mystery Sunday at 8 p.m. Foyle’s War, Series VI, Killing Time is sure to give Foyle fans something to enjoy.

Have you seen Priceless British Antiques Roadshow? This series, an episode of which airs Monday at 6:30 p.m., features some of the greatest treasures found on the British series that started it all.

Tuesday at 7 p.m., NOVA: Hunt for the Supertwister takes you on a hair-raising journey in search of highly destructive tornadoes, and explores the science behind the search to better predict them.

Johnny Depp narrates a new documentary on American Masters: The Doors: When You’re Strange Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Thursday at 8:30 p.m., Iowa’s Simple Pleasures with Dan Kaercher takes viewers to a race track in Southwest Iowa, to Gunder for the 20-oz. Gunderburger, to Storm Lake, and to a state park near Forest City.


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