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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 05/15/14
    Episode #1212
    We visit the Armed Forces Museum near Hattiesburg.
  • Air date 05/22/14
    Episode #1213
    We celebrate at the Celebrate America Balloon Glow in Ridgeland.
  • Air date 05/08/14
    Episode #1211
    We visit Dunn's Falls outside of Meridian, then meet a man who earned his nickname from a special sound he helped craft for Motown. A small town sees big results for a comic festival, and a family takes a you-pick-it approach to their fresh produce.
  • Air date 05/01/14
    Episode #1210
    The Roads crew checks out the Cairo Museum in Vicksburg, notes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, watches a man make muskets, takes in some fresh produce, and watches a special kind of horse race.
  • Air date 04/24/14
    Episode #1209
    The Roads crew travels to a Renaissance Faire, watches a blacksmith ply his trade, visits a special ranch using horses for therapy, watch a husband and wife make armor, and tour a new brewery.
  • Air date 04/17/14
    Episode #1208
    The Roads crew visits the Sam B. Olden Museum in Yazoo, tours the delta, flies with a cropduster, and listens to the story of the Hollywood Cafe.
  • 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.

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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