House Resolution 16 - Introduced HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 16 BY KERR A Resolution congratulating Iowa Public Television on 1 the auspicious occasion of the statewide educational 2 network’s 50th anniversary. 3 WHEREAS, Governor Robert D. Ray signed into law 4 in 1969 legislation appropriating moneys for the 5 construction, equipping, administration, and operation 6 of the state’s educational television network; and 7 WHEREAS, today Iowa Public Television is an Emmy 8 award-winning television network serving 2 million 9 viewers each month with four unique programming 10 channels, a 24 hours, seven days a week IPTV KIDS 11 livestream, and 36 million minutes viewed on IPTV’s 12 YouTube channels last year alone; and 13 WHEREAS, Iowa Public Television’s educational 14 services and programs spark curiosity and create a 15 love of learning and interest in science, technology, 16 engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) fields in 17 hundreds of thousands of Iowa children, provide Iowa’s 18 caregivers, teachers, and educators with free resources 19 and professional development, and nurture STEAM and 20 future-ready skills in our next generation; and 21 WHEREAS, Iowa Public Television brings coverage of 22 Iowa’s talented students including girls’ high school 23 athletic and dance championships, the All-State Music 24 Festival, the Terrace Hill Piano Competition, and more, 25 free to all Iowans and the world via broadcast and 26 livestreams each year; and 27 WHEREAS, Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press has set 28 -1- LSB 2778YH (7) 88 kh/rn 1/ 2
H.R. 16 the standard for public affairs programming in Iowa 1 since 1971, and its Market to Market, first broadcast 2 in 1975, is the longest-running program of its kind, 3 airing in 24 markets across 10 states; and 4 WHEREAS, Iowa Public Television is a true public and 5 private partnership supported through state and federal 6 dollars, grants, gifts, underwriting, and the support 7 of more than 60,000 households through the Friends of 8 IPTV Foundation; and 9 WHEREAS, Iowa Public Television remains a beacon 10 of thought-provoking media and Iowa’s only statewide 11 television network; NOW THEREFORE, 12 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, That 13 the House of Representatives commends and congratulates 14 Iowa Public Television on the past 50 years of telling 15 Iowa’s stories while building and utilizing the latest 16 technology to expand public access for an even brighter 17 future. 18 -2- LSB 2778YH (7) 88 kh/rn 2/ 2