television http://iowapublicradio.org en Washington D.C. - Hollywood’s New Wild West? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/washington-dc-hollywood-s-new-wild-west <p>From the idealistic public servants of "The West Wing" to the conniving anti-heroes of "House of Cards," the portrayal of Washington D.C. in popular culture has changed significantly over the last decade.</p><p>Today on <em>River to River</em> - what shows set in our nation's capital say about our political climate, and what we can and cannot learn from these programs.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:16:25 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Katherine Perkins 42071 at http://iowapublicradio.org Washington D.C. - Hollywood’s New Wild West? Marshalltown Native Toby Huss to Appear in New AMC Series http://iowapublicradio.org/post/marshalltown-native-toby-huss-appear-new-amc-series <p>Marshalltown native Toby Huss’ latest project reaches back into history into the burgeoning computer revolution of the 1980’s, when IBM was out in from of the PC wars.<a href="http://www.amctv.com/shows/halt-and-catch-fire" target="_blank"> The new series, AMC’s <em>Half and Catch Fire</em>, premiers this Sunday.</a></p><p>Huss, along with a small group of people at a midlevel computer company in Texas called Cardiff Electric, try to reverse engineer an IBM PC, steal the technology and improve upon it. He talks with host Ben Kieffer about the new series.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 16:36:06 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Lindsey Moon 41446 at http://iowapublicradio.org Marshalltown Native Toby Huss to Appear in New AMC Series Johnny Carson http://iowapublicradio.org/post/johnny-carson <p>Iowa native son Johnny Carson&nbsp;was the king of late night television and hosted the Tonight Show on NBC for three decades. &nbsp;Join host Charity Nebbe for a talk with Carson's attorney, advisor, and friend Henry Bushkin, who has written a book about Carson's life.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:04:31 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 31018 at http://iowapublicradio.org Johnny Carson The Changing Television Model http://iowapublicradio.org/post/changing-television-model <p>This week, an entire new season of <em>Arrested Development</em>, a show that once aired on FOX, was released by the online subscription service, Netflix. Today on River To River, we explore the changes in the way we consume television content, and how cable companies and online subscription services are restructuring their business model for this new climate.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 16:13:25 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Ben Kieffer 21544 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Changing Television Model Educational Media For Kids: Much More Than Just Your A-B-Cs http://iowapublicradio.org/post/educational-media-kids-much-more-just-your-b-cs <p>We've all heard that it's best to limit the amount of screen time our kids get each day, but screens are getting harder an harder to avoid. Today on Talk of Iowa, we talk about educational media. We find out how to make the most of the screen time our kids do get and explore some of the surprising pitfalls we can find along the way.</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:16:19 +0000 Charity Nebbe 17386 at http://iowapublicradio.org Educational Media For Kids: Much More Than Just Your A-B-Cs Iowa's Hollywood Stars http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowas-hollywood-stars <p>Iowa doesn’t rank high on the scale of glitz and glamor, but we have proven to be a good training ground for Hollywood stars. We all know about John Wayne, Donna Reed, and Ashton Kutcher, but that’s just scratching the surface!&nbsp; We’ll talk about Iowa’s stars, from the Oscar winners to the Blue Mighty Morphin Power Ranger.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:57:16 +0000 Charity Nebbe 14977 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa's Hollywood Stars