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MPB Television productions recognized with Telly Awards in national competition
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Mississippi Public Broadcasting earned four Telly Awards for its television production of two episodes and two segments of “Mississippi Roads.” The Telly national awards recognize creative achievement in video and television.

MPB Television’s iconic “Mississippi Roads” offers viewers an insider’s guide to events, attractions, history, art, music, food, and intriguing individuals that make Mississippi so unique. The show, one of MPB’s longest running programs, first premiered in 1983. Walt Grayson has been the show’s host since 1999.

“We enjoy bringing these remarkable Mississippi stories to our audience,” said Katie Savage, executive producer with MPB Television. “We are proud to showcase the people and places that make Mississippi special.”

  • Silver Telly – “Mississippi Roads” episode University Archives
  • Category - Information for Television
  • Description – We visit some of the prestigious archives housed in our public universities: De Grummond Children's Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi, The Blues Archives at the University of Mississippi and The Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University.
  • Katie Savage - executive producer and writer
  • Art McAlpin and Ron Rodenmeyer - segment producers
  • Walt Grayson – host

  • Bronze Telly – “Mississippi Roads” episode Little Museums
  • Category - Travel/tourism for Television
  • Description - We focus on Mississippi’s small museums: Meridian’s Mississippi Heritage Industrial Museum, Horn Lake’s American Contract Bridge League Museum, Gulfport’s Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum and Corinth’s Vintage Motorcycle Museum
  • Katie Savage - executive producer and writer
  • Alan Burford, Ron Rodenmeyer, Scott Bradfield, Larry Uelmen - segment producers
  • Walt Grayson – host

  • Silver Telly - “Mississippi Roads” segment Full Steam Ahead
  • Category: History for Television
  • Description – Join us on a tour of Meridian’s Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum at the historic Soule´Steam Feed Works.
  • Alan Burford – producer and editor
  • Walt Grayson – host

  • Bronze Telly - Mississippi Roads segment Kingfish
  • Category – Documentary for Television
  • Description – Take a look at young blues legend Christone "Kingfish" Ingram and what's behind his incredible talent.
  • Corey Hart and Aden Brown – producers and editors
  • Walt Grayson - host

The Telly Awards are judged by The Telly Award Judging Council, a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology.