(JOHNSTON, Iowa) – After an engaging and successful first season, Iowa Public Television announced today the second installment of its online-exclusive web series, “Greetings from Iowa.” Season 2 will premiere Wednesday, April 4 on Facebook, YouTube and Iptv.org.
“Greetings from Iowa” is a dispatch from America’s heartland – a personal, firsthand exploration of the colorful people, places and stories that make Iowa great. Every episode is a friendly meeting with folks who are thriving in their own unique ways within the state’s ever-evolving culture.
The upcoming season will feature a variety of Iowans and their many talents, including unique female athletes, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, artists, musicians, activists and creators. From West Liberty to Storm Lake, to Corydon and Tama, with many stops in between, episodes dive into the wide range of Iowans’ lifestyles and cultures, starting conversations across our great state.
“When we’re on the road shooting stories, some of the best conversation takes place at the in-between stops – gas stations, diners and other everyday places,” said “Greetings from Iowa” producer/director Tyler Brinegar. “I wanted to find a way to capture that common discourse and build a collage of unique Iowans with this series. There is no host, no voiceover and no pre-conceived story. I think people may be surprised at just how interesting their neighbors are.”
Utilizing online content delivery channels such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, “Greetings from Iowa” delivers a diverse picture of our state to a diverse set of viewers. Strategies to feature and engage Iowans in new ways makes “Greetings from Iowa” a can’t-miss postcard from the heart of the Midwest. New episodes will premiere the first Wednesday of each month beginning in April 2018.
Funding for “Greetings from Iowa” is provided by the Gilchrist Foundation, Iowa Bankers Association and Redeker’s Home Furnishings and Flooring.