Templeton Rye PBS Special Official Announcement

A heads to up to everyone in Iowa and the surrounding borders. Iowa Public Television has acquired the broadcast rights to the prequel of our upcoming film, Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye. To be clear, there are now TWO films. There is the feature length documentary Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye & now a 30 minute television special called Templeton Rye: Iowa's Good Stuff. Both programs were co-produced by Modern American Cinema, LLC and Rye Films, LLC. Both films were also directed by me (Kristian Day). Our 30 minute television special will air alongside the new Ken Burns' documentary Prohibition, which as you all can imagine is a huge honor.

Official air times are:

Oct 2nd, 2011, at 10:20PM after the first installment of Ken Burns' Prohibition
Oct 3rd, 2011, at 6:30PM before the second installment of Ken Burns' Prohibition

Program description:

“The town of Templeton, Iowa is known for its rich farm land, German Catholic heritage, and a tradition that traces its origins back to days of prohibition. Kristian Day's Made In Iowa documentary Series takes a glimpse at the whiskey cookers of Carroll county and their spirit to hold a community together. This is the story of Templeton Rye: Iowa's 'Good Stuff'”

Official Program Information from IPTV

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