Forgiveness – On the next Iowa Journal

Our final show of season 3 ends with forgiveness.

The official press release from the IPTV press shop.

Forgiveness: How and Why?
On the Thursday, May 27 edition of The Iowa Journal

(Johnston, Iowa) –Thursday’s episode of The Iowa Journal will look at why experts claim forgiveness is a long-term solution to problems large and small. This program airs Thursday, May 27 at 8 p.m. It will be rebroadcast Friday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. on statewide Iowa Public Television and Saturday, May 29 at 8:30 a.m. on IPTV WORLD. It will also be available online at

Whether having fallen victim to a crime or to a natural disaster like floods and tornados, or to a loss of any kind, how do people move on from their initial emotions? Some say to move on, one must forgive. The Iowa Journal talks to a few well-known Iowans including Simon Estes, an international opera singer originally from Centerville and Joan Becker of Parkersburg, whose son shot and killed a local high school football coach while struggling with mental illness. Included in the story is an interview with Joan Becker’s minister, Brad Zinnecker.

In the studio to discuss why forgiveness is necessary and how to effectively practice it: Dr. Nathaniel G. Wade, associate professor of psychology at Iowa State University who has studied the effects of forgiveness counseling since 2000; Sandy Hoenig of Ames, a retired school counselor who has been a forgiveness workshop leader for more than 10 years and authored the book, “The Joy of Forgiveness;” and Mary Hayes Grieco, the director of The Midwest Institute of Forgiveness Training in Minneapolis. Grieco is an international forgiveness teacher and the author of books and CDs, including “The Peaceful Heart” and “Be A Light: Illumined Essays for Times Like These.”


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