Sunday
Jan162011

Going Griswold | Winter Wonderland 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Terry Hight and three other neighbors are going Griswold in the Laurelwood subdivision in Flowood, Mississippi. Hight wired, programed and built each item in the massive light display, connecting four houses with lots of smiles from onlookers. To see their story, go to http://newsocracy.org or http://youtube.com/newsocracy.

Sunday
Jan162011

Going Griswold | Jingle Bells 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Terry Hight and three other neighbors are going Griswold in the Laurelwood subdivision in Flowood, Mississippi. Hight wired, programed and built each item in the massive light display, connecting four houses with lots of smiles from onlookers. To see their story, go to http://newsocracy.org or http://youtube.com/newsocracy.

 

Sunday
Jan162011

Jingle Bell Jog 2010 | A Benefit for the Mississippi Children's Cancer Clinic 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The inaugural Jingle Bell Jog--a benefit for the Mississippi Children's Cancer Clinic at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children--drew more than 500 runners and walkers to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. For more information about the race, the cancer clinic or the Batson Hospital, go to ‪http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Sunday
Jan162011

The Santa Institute Mockumentary 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A dedicated team of top researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center study the science of Santa at the world-renowned Santa Institute. Each year they announce their findings at a global news conference seen by millions around the world. Questions for the team? All will be answered up until December 22, 2010. Send them to santainstitute@umc.edu.

Sunday
Jan162011

The Santa Institute Newsreel 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Researchers who have dedicated their careers to studying the science of Santa are preparing for their annual worldwide news conference at the Santa Institute at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Using the latest technology, the scientists at the Institute are working to unlock the mysteries of Santa Claus. They seek to discover how Santa visits every child on Earth in one night, how he knows if they've been naughty or nice and how his reindeer fly. In recent years they've had many breakthroughs and have developed a number of devices that are beginning to be put into every day use, including the "Naughty or Nice Detector." Findings from their latest studies will be released at a global news conference on December 3.

Sunday
Jan162011

Sydney Gholar | Wilms' Tumor Survivor 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A not-so-typical day at St. Richard's Elementary School in Jackson, Mississippi highlights the life of Sydney Gholar, a young cancer survivor, who thrives in school after a fight with Wilms' tumor. Her mother, Victoria, a nurse recruiter for University of Mississippi Health Care, first spotted signs of illness. For more information, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Sunday
Jan162011

Newsocracy MoonCam | Ross Barnett Reservoir

 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Newsocracy MoonCam focuses on a full moon over the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon, Mississippi. See more at http://newsocracy.org, http://facebook.com/newsocracy and http://youtube.com/newsocracy.

Sunday
Jan162011

Super Bowl Trophy, Miss Mississippi Visit Batson Hospital 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Super Bowl trophy--the Vince Lombardi Trophy--and Miss Mississippi, Sarah Beth James, visited the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children on the same day. While the patients and staff at Mississippi's only children's hospital are no strangers to celebrity visits, this day was quite special. To learn more about the Batson Hospital, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Sunday
Jan162011

Odd Things at Batson Make for Spooky Fun | Halloween 2010 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Strange things are happening at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children this Halloween. Patients and staff are starting to look alike, nurses are becoming fairies and patients are looking a lot like their doctors. For more information about the Batson Hospital, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Sunday
Jan162011

President Teddy Roosevelt Visits Batson Hospital 

Produced by Jim Albritton President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, his wife and TR Bear visited the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children to give children Teddy Bears, promote The Great Delta Bear Affair Festival and celebrate Dr. Blair Batson's 90th birthday. To learn more about the annual Great Delta Bear Affarir Festival, go to http://greatdeltabearaffair.org.

Sunday
Jan162011

Attorney's Childhood Struggle with Cancer Inspires Crystal Springs Family to Build One-of-a-kind Camp for Special Needs Kids

Produced by Jim Albritton | Mississippi's Toughest Kids Foundation has been established for the single purpose of building the only fully-accessible camp for children (and adults) with serious illnesses and physical, mental, and emotional challenges in Mississippi. This state-of-the-art, year-round facility will work in partnership with special needs groups to provide great camping experiences for the toughest kids in our state. For more information, go to mtkfound.org.

 

Bikers Rally to Support Mississippi's Toughest Kids Foundation

 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Bikers from two groups--the Spirit Riders and the American Legion Riders--rally to support the Mississippi's Toughest Kids Foundation and their effort to secure land to build a permanent camp for children with special needs in Mississippi. The bikers came together to create this video to encourage others to participate in Pepsi's Refresh Everything Project by voting for the Foundation to receive a grant to purchase land. To vote, go to ‪http://refresheverything.com/mstoughkids‬ and for more information about the Foundation, go to ‪http://mtkfound.org.‬

Sunday
Jan162011

Ghost Tours of Cedar Grove Inn in Vicksburg | Halloween 2010

Produced by Jim Albritton | Cedar Grove Inn is one of the few antebellum houses that survive the siege of Vicksburg during the Civil War. Built in 1842, many people have died in the house and its basement was used as a make-shift morgue during the war. Each Halloween, the original "lady of the house," Elizabeth Klein leads guests and tourists from across the country on ghost tours of some of the most haunted parts of the mansion. For more information, go to http://cedargroveinn.com .

Sunday
Jan162011

2010 Euro Fest Auto Show Draws Thousands to Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi 

Produced by Jim AlbrittonA comprehensive look at the 2010 Euro Fest Classic European Automobile and Motorcycle Show at Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi. In its second year, Euro Fest grows even larger, featuring 27 Ferraris and two Mercedes-Benz Gullwings--one from 1955 and one from 2011. See the cars, hear from the judges and exhibitors and discover why this unique show is drawing big crowds and growing so fast. | For more information, go to: http://euro-fest.net | http://facebook.com/mseurofest

Sunday
Jan162011

Team Ferrari Arrives at Renaissance | Euro Fest 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Five Ferraris from Ferrari Maserati of Atlanta were among the more than 100 cars appearing in the 2010 Euro Fest Classic European Automobile and Motorcycle Show at Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi on Saturday, October 23, 2010. The five cars that arrived in a tractor-trailer truck are: 288 GTO, F-40, Spice Ferrari WSC Race Car, Enzo and the 458 Italia. For more information: ‪http://euro-fest.net‬ | ‪http://facebook.com/mseurofest

 

Sunday
Jan162011

1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III | Euro Fest 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III is one of the more than 150 cars appearing in the 2010 Euro Fest Classic European Automobile and Motorcycle Show at Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi on Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This Rolls-Royce won the "Best of Renaissance" Award at the 2009 Euro Fest Car Show. For more information: http://euro-fest.net | http://facebook.com/mseurofest