Live & Local



Since 2000, the PATV Live & Local series has been addressing local issues and community topics in the Iowa City area. It serves as a forum for both citizens and organizations in Iowa City. We encourage the participation of the public and welcome you to become part of the show.
The Live & Local program provides an outstanding opportunity to inform the Iowa City community on upcoming events, groups, projects, and organizations. If you or your organization is interested in being featured on Live & Local contact us to find out how easy it is to start getting the word out to the local community, live on PATV Channel 18. Get started now by calling us at 338-7035 or email us at [email protected]!


Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Replays at various times throughout the week, check your local listings or check our Programming Page page at

The show airs only on PATV, Channel 18 in Iowa City.


If you are preparing for an upcoming episode or have an idea for a show, here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. Have guest names, titles, and a title of the show ready.
  2. Have any videos, images, websites, email addresses, phone numbers, dates and times of the event or group to be displayed during the show ready before show time.
  3. Prepare a script or itinerary for the show. You don’t need all of your interview questions arranged in advance, but the more you prepare the better.
  4. Come early and help us get your names displayed correctly, do a short run through of the show, and get comfortable with the studio.
  5. We can make a DVD copy for anyone who appears on the show.
  6. Smile and have fun! It’s always normal to feel nervous before a show. Be assured the half an hour really flies by and it always feels great once the show is complete.
  7. Did you think of an idea for a show yet? Call us at 319.338.7035 or email us at [email protected] to set up a show that tells a local story, promotes a local event, or covers a local political issue.