Since the start of MBJ-TV in March 2010, we’ve covered everything from new industries to natural disasters, interviewed hundreds of Mississippians from Morgan Freeman to Skylar Laine and minded everyone’s business in the process.
We’ve crunched the YouTube analytics and selected some of our top videos that were produced in 2012. You can watch these and all of our videos at the MBJ Video Vault by visiting msbusiness.com/video or clicking on the “Video” tab on our home page.
1) Glen Campbell Says Goodbye
Our highest viewed video of this year turned out to be our most viewed video of all time.
Country music legend Glen Campbell visited Jackson in February for a benefit concert to raise money for Alzheimer’s research and to talk about his own struggle with the disease. Proceeds from the Rhinestone Cowboy’s show went to the MIND Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
2) Mitt Romney: “Morning Y’all”
Another celebrity came in second in 2012 for most views. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney visited Jackson in March to shore up support for what would be a failed attempt to defeat President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Romney was surpassed in votes in the Mississippi primary by former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum but managed to win the Republican nomination.
3) Bill Clinton Praises GreenTech
Not far behind Mitt Romney is a man who sought and won residency at the White House. Former President Bill Clinton helped executives and employees open the new GreenTech Automotive plant in Horn Lake on an extremely hot day in August. The Chinese-American partnership plans to build electric hybrid cars for a new energy-friendly global market. Clinton gave credit for the plant to the bipartisan partnership between GreenTech chairman and former Democratic leader Terry McAuliffe and former Republican governor and GOP chairman Haley Barbour.
While the highest viewed videos in 2012 are of the celebrity variety, MBJ-TV also netted hundreds of views for a special behind-the-scenes look at Valentine’s Day at the Magnolia Speech School in Clinton. Viewers also tuned in to watch Mississippi College amputee Carrie Holmstrom try out her new pair of artificial legs on a treadmill. In April, MBJ-TV visited family members of Brandon singer Skylar Laine to talk about the “American Idol” finalist’s successful run on the show.
Finally, MBJ-TV talked with Clinton’s own Liz Davis about her time singing on the NBC talent show “The Voice.” We also traveled to Bay St. Louis to see how the town and local businesses are enjoying a post-Hurricane Katrina renaissance.
If you have a 2013 story idea for MBJ-TV then please contact MBJ video journalist Stephen McDill at firstname.lastname@example.org.