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Second film of new Mississippi sports documentary series to air statewide next week

TheVetThe 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 WinterJohn BondWillie TottenRobert KhayatRick ClevelandEddie PaytonRob 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.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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