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In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with filmmaker Anthony Thaxton. Thaxton and restauranteur Robert St. John have produced the wonderful documentary and accompanying book, Walter Anderson: The Extraordinary Life and Art of the Islander.

Thaxton discusses the making of the film, Anderson’s legacy and the joy of getting to work with Walter Anderson’s children and his own (his daughter helped him film some of the artwork and his son wrote the film’s score). It’s a wonderful hour talking about Anderson and his art — and how the Mississippi Gulf Coast shaped it and him.



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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.