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MPB welcomes four new Board members

Mississippi Public Broadcasting welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors during its regularly scheduled board meeting July 23. A fourth new member confirmed his board assignment July 24. The Board will serve for fiscal year 2020. The new members are: Dr. William Bynum, president of Jackson State University. A native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Bynum earned his ...

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MPB Receives 5 Southeast EMMY® Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognized Mississippi Public Broadcasting with five 2017 Southeast EMMY Awards. MPB’s EMMY winning productions and personnel are: Documentary – History: “Mississippi’s Free State of Jones,” Art McAlpin, Adam Chance, Edie Greene, John Gibson;  Audio – Live: “Mississippi College Festival of Lights,” Taiwo Gaynor, John Busbice; Children / Youth (All Ages): “Ed Said,” ...

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Ronnie Agnew receives national honor

Ronnie Agnew, Executive Director, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, has been awarded the 2016 National Advocacy Award by America’s Public Television Stations for his efforts in furthering public television’s legislative goals and marshalling grassroots support for public broadcasting. The award was presented during The APTS Public Media Summit in Washington. Agnew was also re-elected to the APTS Board of Trustees and as ...

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USM adds 5 to Hall of Fame

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism recently inducted five into its Hall of Fame. The MCJ Hall of Fame honorees include: Alice Tisdale, publisher of the Jackson Advocate Kurt Brautigam, manager of member services, Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association Ronnie Agnew, executive director, Mississippi Public Broadcasting William E. “Bud” Kirkpatrick, former director of public ...

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Locally filmed 'Ask This Old House' to air this weekend

BILOXI — A segment of “Ask This Old House” that was filmed in Biloxi premiers this weekend. The show demonstrates how to install a high tunnel to extend the growing season of backyard gardens. Two Mississippi State University horticulture scientists served as consultants for the traveling home improvement show. They helped the crew with region-specific information and coordination of the ...

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A staple since 1977, ‘Farmweek’ has changed with the times and survived on Mississippi television

According to the final Nielson television ratings, the “Six Million Dollar Man,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “MASH” were the top three network television shows in 1977. In October that year, a 30-minute newsmagazine program devoted to Mississippi agriculture quietly debuted statewide on Mississippi public broadcasting stations. And not unlike the Energizer Bunny, “Farmweek” keeps going and going and going. Now in ...

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MPB's 'Job Hunter' TV show on manufacturing to air Thursday

By Amy McCullough Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s new “Job Hunter” TV show on manufacturing jobs and workforce development in Mississippi airs tomorrow at 7 p.m.! See Dec. 26, 2010, MBJ story: “On the hunt.” (Crews got busy filming this fall, as covered by MBJ-TV.) Despite the economic downturn, there are job openings in Mississippi, and many are in the manufacturing sector ...

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