April 3, 2014
MPB Contact: Lisa Parker Lott
601-432-6777 | firstname.lastname@example.org
JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s (MPB) original hit shows, “Mississippi Roads” and “Fit to Eat,” are set for new seasons to premiere on Thursday, April 17 on MPB TV.
Airing at 7 p.m., “Mississippi Roads” returns once again to take viewers on a tour of the Magnolia State. Get an insider’s guide to the towns, attractions, art, food, natural beauty and intriguing individuals that make Mississippi so unique.
“Hosting ‘Mississippi Roads’ keeps me young,” said host Walt Grayson. “What other attitude could you have other than youthful giddiness at the prospect of spending another season exploring our hamlets and backyards, highways and hidden places, and meeting more of our people. Hopefully, our attitude is infectious and you will catch a bit of it every Thursday night on MPB.”
The spring 2014 season features the Bay St. Louis Theater, Louisville’s Backwoods Comic Festival, Tunica’s Hollywood Café, and much more.
Mississippi chef and restaurateur Rob Stinson will also return for the third season of “Fit to Eat” at 7:30 p.m. This season he is joined by registered dietitian Rebecca Turner to give a more in-depth look at calories, portion control and more with each meal.
"This season is jam-packed with exciting, informative episodes,” said Key Ivy, executive producer of the show. “Along with our dietitian Rebecca, we're introducing our new “Down on the Farm” segments that take viewers around the state to visit local farms, dairies and farmers markets.
With each new episode, viewers can also expect a series of guest co-hosts to join Rob in the kitchen. Guests such as Grady Champion, Wyatt Waters, Malcolm White and Marshall Ramsey will pop in throughout the season and tell their story of finding a healthier lifestyle.
Chef Rob will put a healthier, tasty twist on beloved family-friendly classics such as chicken nuggets, blackened redfish, potatoes au gratin, and pizza. He’ll even whip up an apple casserole for dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The new season will begin for both shows on Thursday, April 17 on MPB TV. Find out more about “Mississippi Roads” and “Fit to Eat” at mpbonline.org, on Facebook, and Twitter.
Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) provides instructional and public affairs programming to Mississippians through its statewide television and radio network. MPB enhances the work of educators, students, parents and learners of all ages by providing informative programming and educational resources. MPB’s locally-produced programming focuses on the people, resources and attractions that reflect Mississippi’s unique culture and diverse heritage. Children’s television programs constitute a major portion of the daytime and weekend morning schedules. MPB provides a valuable resource to Mississippians in disseminating information as part of the state’s emergency preparedness and response system. Since 1970, MPB has won over 400 national, regional and statewide awards, including Emmy®, Edward R. Murrow and Parents’ Choice® Awards.