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Bill Riley, Jr. to take over IPTV coverage of Iowa State Fair

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

The name Bill Riley is coming back to Iowa Public Television's coverage of the Iowa State Fair.  Bill Riley, Jr. will be the new host, taking over for the late Mark Pearson, who died earlier this year.  His father Bill Riley, Sr., hosted Iowa State Fair coverage until 1997.

This isn't the first time Bill Riley, Jr. has followed in his father's footsteps.  Riley, Jr. took over the Bill Riley Talent Competition at the Fair.  Riley has also emceed the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation's "Corn Dog Kickoff" and Iowa State Fair Queen Pageant since 1996.

Iowa Public Television has covered the Iowa State Fair for 42 years.  You can see clips here.

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