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MPB to Kick Off “Read Across America” with Celebration in Jackson
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February 28, 2014
Media Contact: Lisa Parker lott
601-432-6777 |

MPB to Kick Off “Read Across America” with Celebration in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. – On Monday, March 3, the auditorium at Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) will be filled with more than 200 dancing, preschool-aged Dr. Suess characters who are excited about one thing: reading.

The event will kick off MPB’s “Read Across America” celebration, a month-long tour of Mississippi schools that promotes literacy to over 2,000 children around the state and motivates them to read for fun. The event coincides with Dr. Suess’s 110th birthday and will bring an energetic, musical performance complete with dancing, storytime, and a surprise appearance from the “Cat in the Hat” himself.


MPB’s “Read Across America” Celebration


Monday, March 3, 2014
9am – noon


MPB Auditorium
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211


Lisa Parker Lott
601-432-6777 (office)
601-916-5472 (cell)

Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) provides educational 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. For more information on MPB, its programs, mission or educational resources, please visit