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

Saturday
Jan152011

Caterham Super 7 Hayabusa 1400 | Euro Fest

Produced by Jim Albritton | Dan Blumenthal's Caterham Super 7 Hayabusa 1400 is one of the extraordinary cars at the 2010 Euro Fest Classic European Automobile and Motorcycle Show at Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi. For more information, go to: http://euro-fest.net | http://facebook.com/mseurofest

Saturday
Jan152011

Love of Alfa Romeos Puts Couple on Road to Happiness | Euro Fest

Produced by Jim Albritton | If the secret to a strong marriage is a common interest then a Mississippi couple are set on the road to happiness. Bonnie loves to drive Alfa Romeos, Andy loves to rebuild them and they both love to display them in car shows. They'll be at this year's Euro Fest Classic European Automobile and Motorcycle Show at Renaissance in Ridgeland, Mississippi on Saturday, October 23. For more information | http://euro-fest.net | http://facebook.com/mseurofest | http://twitter.com/mcmanow

Saturday
Jan152011

Dr. Blair E. Batson Celebrates 90th Birthday 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Dr. Blair E. Batson celebrated his 90th birthday in the lobby of the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children surrounded by sick and injured kids, many of whom also have birthdays this month. Colleagues and former students talk about the impact he has had on their lives and on the lives of the children of Mississippi. To learn more about Dr. Batson or the state's only children's hospital, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Saturday
Jan152011

The Help | Behind the Scenes | Jackson, Mississippi 

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NOTE | This is a slightly revised story with new graphics. Our original story has received more than 121,000 views on YouTube. 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Months of planning and days of work have transformed the Fondren neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi back to the 1960s for the filming of the movie version of Jackson native Kathryn Stockett's novel, The Help. As area residents looked on, construction and utility crews worked side-by-side the film's production crew to recreate the look and feel of that era.

Saturday
Jan152011

The Help | Raw Footage of Location Shoot in Jackson, Mississippi

Produced by Jim Albritton | Scenes from a location shoot in Fondren for the movie version of The Help, a novel by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett.

Saturday
Jan152011

The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race 2010 | Follow the Budweiser Crew from Start to Finish 

Produced by Jim AlbrittonJoin the Budweiser Hot Air Balloon Crew as they launch, fly and chase the largest balloon at The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race in Natchez. See how they do it all and help a fellow balloonist out of the Mississippi River. Meet the winner of this year's race and its co-founder. And celebrate the race's 25th anniversary. Correction: Tom Oberheide is from Cary, Illinois, not Gary as identified in this video. For more information about the race, go to http://natchezballoonrace.com. To learn more about the Budweiser Balloon, go to http://budballoon.com.

‪The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race 2010 | Balloon Rescue from Mississippi River ‬

 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Adams County Sheriff's Department and others rescued a balloon and crew stranded in the middle of the Mississippi River during the "barge drop" competition in the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race on October 16, 2010. Despite his difficulties on this day, Tom Oberheide, the balloon's pilot, went on to place first in the race. The barge drop isn't counted as part of the overall race. To learn more about the race, go to ‪http://natchezballoonrace.com.‬