The new year brings about programming at Mississippi Public Broadcasting that starts 2017 off in an exciting way. First, we’ll introduce you to one-minute weekly segments as we begin the countdown to Mississippi’s 200th birthday. The short segments this month will explore everything from Mississippi’s early history, to our place in medical advances, to our outstanding sports heroes.
The best way to describe the programming this month is variety. Of course, we will give plenty of coverage to the change in the White House. PBS will have extensive coverage of festivities involving President Trump’s inauguration, and MPB will supplement with opinions from local experts.
While we will have coverage of activities in the nation’s Capitol, we’ll also gear up for a busy time at home, as the Mississippi Legislature goes into session. As we have done for several years, MPB will provide extensive coverage of Gov. Phil Bryant’s State-of-the-State address, as well as bring you important issues that will be debated by lawmakers on Mississippi Edition and our television show, @issue.
And there’s plenty more:
One of my favorite things to do each month is to tell you what we’ve got coming up in a particular month. But it’s also becoming one of the most difficult things to do because our news, radio, television and education departments are working hard to produce content that resonates with you. We appreciate all of you for tuning in.