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Trevor McDonald: Mighty Mississippi Trevor McDonald embarks on an epic 2,000 mile journey along the great Mississippi River to discover why it is the most important river in the United States. His journey begins in the Gulf of Mexico where the river flows into the sea, and ends at the river’s source near the Canadian Border. Throughout his voyage, Trevor uncovers how the river has helped define America. In the Deep South he sees how the legacy of slavery still affects life along the river today and witnesses a colourful Jazz funeral in New Orleans. In Memphis, Trevor meets Rev. Kyles who was standing beside Dr Martin Luther King when he was assassinated. He visits Hollywood star Morgan Freeman who reveals why he returned to his roots in Mississippi after forty years away. And Trevor’s in for a surprise when he reaches his ultimate destination, the source of the Mississippi River.

New Orleans

The broadcaster embarks on a journey through the heart of America, following the course of its famous river, the Mississippi. He begins by exploring the legacy of slavery in the Deep South, and is invited to witness a jazz funeral, unique to New Orleans. He makes a poignant visit to rare surviving plantation slave-quarters and has an encounter with an alligator in America's largest swamp.

Memphis

The second part of the broadcaster's journey begins in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he meets Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman and discovers why he returned to his roots after 40 years away. In Memphis, Tennessee, the Rev Kyles shows the site where Martin Luther King was assassinated, and reveals that he was standing by King's side when he was shot. Trevor also meets 74-year-old Barbara Hearn, one of Elvis Presley's former girlfriends, who describes the singer at the beginning of his phenomenal rise to fame.

St Louis

The final leg of the broadcaster's journey sees him in St Louis, Missouri, on Independence Day, where he meets one of the country's richest baseball teams. On an island in the Mississippi he visits a weapons factory that has made guns for every conflict the US has ever fought in, before getting behind the wheel of a paddle steamer in Hannibal, the home town of Huckleberry Finn author Mark Twain. Trevor's next stop is Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he discovers business is booming at the enormous Mall of America, and a surprise awaits him as he reaches his ultimate destination - the source of the Mississippi River.


See if you can catch a glance at a mighty paddle wheeler SBS Fridays at 7:35 PM for 3 weeks


Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 5:15:34 AM
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We will be watching. Did a similar trip this year but did not go up to st Louis. Loved all of it especially Clarksdale.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 9:24:46 AM
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Do you know if or when this might be released on dvd/ bluray? I'd buy it in a heartbeat if it comes out on bluray.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 10:33:07 AM

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Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
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thanks gb.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
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Trevor McDonald: Mighty Mississippi Trevor McDonald embarks on an epic 2,000 mile journey along the great Mississippi River to discover why it is the most important river in the United States. His journey begins in the Gulf of Mexico where the river flows into the sea, and ends at the river’s source near the Canadian Border. Throughout his voyage, Trevor uncovers how the river has helped define America. In the Deep South he sees how the legacy of slavery still affects life along the river today and witnesses a colourful Jazz funeral in New Orleans. In Memphis, Trevor meets Rev. Kyles who was standing beside Dr Martin Luther King when he was assassinated. He visits Hollywood star Morgan Freeman who reveals why he returned to his roots in Mississippi after forty years away. And Trevor’s in for a surprise when he reaches his ultimate destination, the source of the Mississippi River.

New Orleans

The broadcaster embarks on a journey through the heart of America, following the course of its famous river, the Mississippi. He begins by exploring the legacy of slavery in the Deep South, and is invited to witness a jazz funeral, unique to New Orleans. He makes a poignant visit to rare surviving plantation slave-quarters and has an encounter with an alligator in America's largest swamp.

Memphis

The second part of the broadcaster's journey begins in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he meets Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman and discovers why he returned to his roots after 40 years away. In Memphis, Tennessee, the Rev Kyles shows the site where Martin Luther King was assassinated, and reveals that he was standing by King's side when he was shot. Trevor also meets 74-year-old Barbara Hearn, one of Elvis Presley's former girlfriends, who describes the singer at the beginning of his phenomenal rise to fame.

St Louis

The final leg of the broadcaster's journey sees him in St Louis, Missouri, on Independence Day, where he meets one of the country's richest baseball teams. On an island in the Mississippi he visits a weapons factory that has made guns for every conflict the US has ever fought in, before getting behind the wheel of a paddle steamer in Hannibal, the home town of Huckleberry Finn author Mark Twain. Trevor's next stop is Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he discovers business is booming at the enormous Mall of America, and a surprise awaits him as he reaches his ultimate destination - the source of the Mississippi River.


See if you can catch a glance at a mighty paddle wheeler SBS Fridays at 7:35 PM for 3 weeks


Sounds good I look forward to it.

I like the above photo of Oak Alley Plantation we were there a few years ago.
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http://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Mississippi-With-Trevor-Mcdonald/dp/B00A3THVQY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354667354&sr=8-1&keywords=Trevor+McDonald%3A+Mighty+Mississippi



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Cheers Greybeard. Might have to see if we're getting it at my work.
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