Advance is your monthly guide to Iowa Public Television programming and one of the many benefits of Friends membership. If you’re not a member, now you can receive a free copy of the March Advance to help you plan your Festival viewing. Fill out this form or call 800.779.7000 for your free copy today! 

Celebrate Black History Month with stories of courage, strength and perseverance

Join Iowa Public Television for some of the best amateur musical entertainment while being part of live television in the making. Listen to the performances of three extremely talented young pianists who are finalists in this annual competition sponsored by the Terrace Hill Endowment for the Musical Arts.

Iowa Public Television is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Reading Road Trip with a record-breaking 75 stops at libraries across the state. Dan Wardell, popular host of the IPTV KIDS Clubhouse, will welcome kids and families in communities across Iowa throughout the summer.

Iowa Public Television will partner with 75 libraries to promote summer reading. Wardell, through an interactive original story, will encourage kids to read, play outside, use their imaginations and eat healthy foods.

Clifford turns 53 years old this February and to celebrate, he and Iowa Public Television’s Dan Wardell will be sharing story time and adventure at the following Des Moines Public Libraries:

Monday, February 1 - South Side Library 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 2 - North Side Library 10:30 a.m. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Tuesday, February 2 - Franklin Avenue Library 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 2 - Central Library 6:30 p.m. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Join Iowa Public Television (IPTV) on Saturday, February 13 for an exclusive screening of Ready Jet Go!, a new animated series from PBS KIDS. The premiere screening will be held in the John Deere Adventure Theater at the Science Center of Iowa in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Between shows, there will be fun activities for children and families. Participants will be able to design and build paper airplanes and rockets, learn to identify constellations, visit space via a planetarium show and much more! 

Enter daily December 1, 2015 through March 15, 2016, for a chance to win a 6-day, 5-night trip for two adults from the U.S. to Great Britain.

The 2016 Presidential Candidates Forum on Manufacturing, scheduled for Monday, November 2, 2015, has been cancelled.

Iowa Public Television had planned to air the forum live on IPTV WORLD (.3) and rebroadcast it in the evening on its primary channel. The updated schedule is below.

Help celebrate Halloween by having a grown-up email us a picture of you wearing your favorite Halloween costume. Then, during the week of Halloween, we'll show our favorites LIVE on Iowa Public Television!

This fall, Iowa Public Television (IPTV) is wrapping up efforts to provide digital learning resources and community activities to kids and families living in Burlington, Denison and Sioux City.