Senate Resolution 15 - Introduced SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 15 BY KRAAYENBRINK A Resolution commending Iowa Public Television on the 1 statewide educational network’s 50th anniversary 2 and recognizing March 31, 2019, as Iowa Public 3 Television Day at the Iowa State Capitol. 4 WHEREAS, Governor Robert D. Ray signed into law 5 in 1969 legislation appropriating moneys for the 6 construction, equipping, administration, and operation 7 of the state’s educational television network; and 8 WHEREAS, today Iowa Public Television is an Emmy 9 award-winning television network serving 2 million 10 viewers each month with four unique programming 11 channels, a 24 hours, seven days a week IPTV KIDS 12 livestream, and 36 million minutes viewed on IPTV’s 13 YouTube channels last year alone; and 14 WHEREAS, Iowa Public Television’s educational 15 services and programs spark curiosity and create a 16 love of learning and interest in science, technology, 17 engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) fields in 18 hundreds of thousands of Iowa children, provide Iowa’s 19 caregivers, teachers, and educators with free resources 20 and professional development, and nurture STEAM and 21 future-ready skills in our next generation; and 22 WHEREAS, Iowa Public Television brings coverage of 23 Iowa’s talented students including girls’ high school 24 athletic and dance championships, the All-State Music 25 Festival, the Terrace Hill Piano Competition, and more, 26 free to all Iowans and the world via broadcast and 27 livestreams each year; and 28 -1- LSB 2778XS (6) 88 kh/rn 1/ 2
S.R. 15 WHEREAS, Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press has set 1 the standard for public affairs programming in Iowa 2 since 1971, and its Market to Market, first broadcast 3 in 1975, is the longest-running program of its kind, 4 airing in 24 markets across 10 states; and 5 WHEREAS, Iowa Public Television is a true public and 6 private partnership supported through state and federal 7 dollars, grants, gifts, underwriting, and the support 8 of more than 60,000 households through the Friends of 9 IPTV Foundation; and 10 WHEREAS, Iowa Public Television stands as Iowa’s 11 only statewide television network, remains a beacon of 12 thought-provoking media, and continues to build and 13 utilize the latest technology to expand public access 14 for an even brighter future; NOW THEREFORE, 15 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, That the Senate 16 recognizes March 31, 2019, as Iowa Public Television 17 Day at the Iowa State Capitol and commends Iowa Public 18 Television on its 50-year anniversary of telling Iowa’s 19 stories and educating Iowa’s citizens and youth. 20 -2- LSB 2778XS (6) 88 kh/rn 2/ 2