Mississippi Public Broadcasting director to retire

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Marie Antoon has announced plans to retire as executive director of Mississippi Public Broadcasting. “Everything is going so well, it’s a great time to make a change,” she told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. “I believe I’ll take a little mental break and see what happens next.” Under her leadership since 2002, MPB has taken on co-production of the award-winning children’s series Between the Lions, beefed up production of local television and radio programs, and expanded its radio news operation. The MPB Board aims to hire a successor before Antoon’s departure in August.

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