MPB airing MSU Films’ ‘Hungriest State’ this summer

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The Hungriest State
James Parker, a senior documentary and special projects producer for the Mississippi State University Television Center and MSU Films, records a segment of “The Hungriest State” with Clarksdale resident Orrden Williams (background). Mississippi Public Broadcasting will air the award-winning miniseries throughout July and August. (Photo by Logan Kirkland)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi Public Broadcasting will air Mississippi State Films’ award-winning miniseries “The Hungriest State” this summer.

Each episode of the four-part series will be played multiple times across July and August, with varying start times to accommodate audiences.

“The Hungriest State” examines food insecurity in Mississippi, highlighting different perceptions, causes, impacts and solutions to one of the critical issues facing the Magnolia State. Through several stories, the series shows the essential nature of food security at the individual and community levels and the passion of people working to address the inequities that cause food insecurity.

The series garnered national acclaim when its first episode, “The Last Supermarket” won an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2021. Most recently, two episodes — “The Domino Effect” and “The Fisherfolk” — won Southeast Emmy awards in June.

Broadcast schedule

—Episode 1: “The Last Supermarket”: 7:30 p.m., July 8; 11 a.m., July 10; 10:30 p.m., July 11; 3 p.m., July 13

—Episode 2: “Meals on the Bus/Shrinking Island”: 7:30 p.m., July 15; 11 a.m., July 17; 10 p.m., July 18; 3 p.m., July 20

—Episode 3: “The Domino Effect”: 7:30 p.m., July 22; 11 a.m., July 24; 10 p.m., July 25;
3 p.m., July 27

—Episode 4: “The Fisherfolk”: 7:30 p.m., July 29; 11 a.m., July 31; 10 p.m., Aug. 1;
3 p.m., Aug. 3

MSTV will simulcast the screenings of all four episodes on Friday nights in July on MSTV and online at

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