The Mighty Mississippi

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Travel Documentary hosted by Trevor McDonald, published by ITV in 2012 - English narration

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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.

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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.

[edit] 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.

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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.

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  • Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
  • Video Bitrate: 1963 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 720 x 400
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.800 (16:9)
  • Frames Per Second: 25
  • Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s AC3 48000 Hz)
  • Audio Streams: 2
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime Per Part: 45.Mins
  • Number Of Parts: 3
  • Part Size: 701 MB
  • Source: PDTV
  • Encoded by Harry65

[edit] HD Version

  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 19.5 (~4000Kbps)
  • Video Resolution: 1280x720
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Audio Codec: AAC-LC
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 Kbps ABR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 46 mins
  • Framerate: 25FPS
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Part Size: 1.35 GB (average)
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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