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British news network films Delta residents

By January 21, 2009General


Pictured are (seated from left) Kareem Lateef, and Sky News Anchor Jeremy Thompson, (standing from left) Sister Donald Mary of the St. Gabriel Mercy Center; Dr. Luther Brown of the Delta State University Delta Center for Culture and Learning; the Sky TV news team of Jamie Wood, producer; and Neil Hamilton, camera.



The Sky TV News team recently visited the Delta to interview people about their hopes for the new Obama presidency. 

Sky TV is the largest satellite news channel in Europe, and the first all news channel in Great Britain. It reaches 145 million people in 36 countries in Europe alone, as well as Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Sky TV also filmed historic Mound Bayou and interviewed the town’s mayor, Kennedy Johnson, and its historian, Dr. Eulah Peterson. The London based news team interviewed several people at the St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou as well.
Later, they filmed at Poor Monkey’s Lounge outside Merigold and ate at The Senator’s Place restaurant in Cleveland, where they interviewed Billy Joe McCain of the Bolivar County Community Action Agency. 
After leaving the Delta, the Sky News team headed to Washington, DC, to cover the inauguration of President Obama.