The second film of a new original sports documentary series called “Between the Pines,” tracing the rich history, tradition and passion behind Mississippi’s greatest sports stories, will air on television stations across the state and in Memphis next weekend.
“The Vet,” produced by Bash Brothers Media and presented by C Spire, airs on Nov. 17 and 18 and tells the story of Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson and how the facility helped shape society and college football in the Deep South for more than six decades.
Featured cast members for the episode reads like a who’s who of notable Mississippi sports legends and public figures, including Archie Manning, former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, John Bond, Willie Totten, Robert Khayat, Rick Cleveland, Eddie Payton, Rob Jay and many more.
Participating TV stations airing the film include WLBT Channel 3 in Jackson, WDAM Channel 7 in Hattiesburg, WLOX Channel 13 in Biloxi, WCBI Channel 4 in Columbus, WTOK Channel 11 in Meridian and WMC Channel 5 in Memphis, Tennessee. Broadcast times for the one-hour program will vary based on station affiliate schedules.
Broadcast times for the one-hour program, which vary based on station affiliate schedules:
- Biloxi: WLOX 13– 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 (CBS) and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 (ABC)
- Columbus: WCBI 4– 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 (CBS) and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 (My MS DT-2)
- Jackson: WLBT 3– 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 (NBC) and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 (NBC)
- Hattiesburg: WDAM 7– 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 (NBC) and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 (ABC)
- Meridian: WTOK 11 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 (MyWTOK2) and 4 p.m. on WTOK on Sunday, Nov. 18 (ABC)
- Memphis: WMC 5 – Noon on Saturday, Nov. 17 (NBC) and 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 (NBC)
- Note: all times are in the central standard time zone. Episodes also will be available on social media and online platforms managed by both companies.
Bash Brothers and C Spire debuted the first installment of “Between the Pines: Mississippi’s Greatest Sports Stories” on Oct. 13 and 14 with rave audience reviews statewide following the airing of “The University of South Panola,” which tells the story of South Panola’s famous high school football dynasty in Batesville, Mississippi.
Jon Wiener, executive producer and Vice President of Bash Brothers Media, will give sports fans some insider details on The Vet and the documentary film series during a special 6:30 p.m. appearance at the Jackson Touchdown Club on Monday, Nov. 12 at the River Hills Club
To view the first episode online and an official trailer for “The Vet,” go to www.cspire.com/betweenthepines. For more details and updates, follow Bash Brothers on Twitter at @bashbrothersmedia, follow C Spire at @Cspire and on Facebook at facebook.com/bashbrothersmedia or at facebook.com/cspire.