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Mississippi Roads

Mississippi Roads is hitting the road again in 2013!  Join Walt Grayson as he traverses the highways, bi-ways and back roads of the Magnolia State to uncover the hidden treasures of Mississippi.

Mississippi Roads provides viewers an insider’s guide to the towns, events, attractions, history, art, music, food, natural beauty and intriguing individuals that make Mississippi so unique. From hidden waterfalls to opulent mansions to quirky eateries to talented artists, you never know what we will uncover around the bend.

  • Air date 12/19/13
    Episode #1207
    Mississippi Roads takes in Holiday Celebrations around the state.
  • Air date 11/07/13
    Episode #1206
    The Roads crew visits the Central Mississippi Fair in Kosciusko
  • Air date 10/31/13
    Episode #1205
    The Roads crew visits Celtic Fest in Jackson.
  • Air date 10/24/13
    Episode #1204
    The Roads crew visits Ruleville, MS, and learns about some of its most famous natives, plus a man on a mission to photograph America.
  • Air date 10/17/13
    Episode #1203
    The Roads crew visits Como, hears from the Como Mamas, visits the Greenwood Cemetery, and checks out the Como Steakhouse.
  • Air date 10/10/13
    Episode #1202
    The Roads crew visits Tupelo for their Annual Elvis Festival.
  • Air date 10/03/13
    Episode #1201
    Mississippi Roads travels to Mize and a house outside of Lorman, visits a Hindu Temple in Brandon, and learns how a farmer in Greenwood supplies customers with local eggs.
  • Air date 5/23/13
    Episode #21113
    Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival, Bessie Johnson - Basketweaver, Solar Power, Mitch Johnson - Elvis Tribute Artist
  • Air date 05/16/13
    Episode #21112
    Vicksburg Run thru History, Pig Races, Infinity Science Center, and The Flaming Lips

Walt Grayson is a 5th generation Mississippian, born and raised in Greenville.

Walt's interest in broadcasting started early. His first radio job was as an announcer for a Greenville station while he was still in high school.

Walt joined the WLBT-TV team as a weather anchor in 1984. Now, he takes viewers on a weekly "Look Around Mississippi" on WLBT, and still serves as an occasional pinch hitter in the Weather Center. In addition, Walt is the host of, and a segment producer for, Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Mississippi Roads

His hobbies include writing and photography (Walt shoots all of the video for his stories), collecting old records, and “fixing” old tube-type radios.

Walt also writes a monthly newspaper article for the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi’s newspaper, TODAY IN MISSISSIPPI. He is also the author of four books: Jackson the Good Life; Looking Around Mississippi with Walt Grayson; Looking Around Mississippi Some More! With Walt Grayson, (which was awarded the Mississippi Library Associations Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2008;) and, Oh! That Reminds Me, More Homegrown Mississippi Stories with Walt Grayson.

Walt is a member of the Associated Press’ MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME.

He is married to his Junior High School Sweetheart, “Miz” Jo.

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A new season of Mississippi Roads premieres Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) television. Host Walt Grayson and the “Roads” crew traverse the highways, bi-ways and back roads of the Magnolia State to uncover the hidden treasures of Mississippi.

The full press release can be found here (PDF or Word).

For more information on each episode, please read our episode guides (PDF or Word).

For full size images, please click on the thumbnails below.

Host Walt Grayson in front of the Vicksburg Courthouse
Host Walt Grayson opens the 2012 season of “Roads” in front of the Vicksburg Courthouse. 
Vicksburg's The Tomato Place

A fruit stand turned tourist destination, Vicksburg’s The Tomato Place is known for the best BLT sandwiches.

Host Walt Grayson
Host Walt Grayson opens the 2012 season of “Roads” in front of the Vicksburg Courthouse. 
Watercolorist Wyatt Waters
Join watercolorist Wyatt Waters’ on one of his painting excursions and see him create a work of art full of color and texture.
 
 
 
 

 

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Help us find Walt!

We've handed out posters to locations featured in the latest season of Roads. Find one, take a picture, and email it to whereswalt@mpbonline.org for  some Roads goodies! 

Don't know where to look? Watch the latest season Thursdays at 7 on MPB TV for episodes, and watch our social media (Facebook and Twitter) for the locations.

Full rules and guidelines available here.

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