Fred flies high this month on BTV

Fred Haise had his day in Biloxi with the dedication of a nine-foot statue in his likeness, and videographer August Taconi captures all of the moments in a new special presentation airing this month on BTV.

You can see the 50-minute presentation daily at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on BTV: Biloxi Television. BTV is available on Sparklight channel 56 or U-verse 99 in Biloxi or online anywhere at

Biloxi honored its most-famous native – celebrated fighter pilot, test pilot and Apollo 13 astronaut – during a ceremony on Feb. 13 at the statue site, south of the Biloxi Lighthouse. The statue is a bronze likeness of a smiling Haise garbed in his astronaut suit and cradling his space helmet.

Haise, who turned 88 in November, was joined by Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, sculptor Mary Ott Tremmel Davidson, Mississippi Power CEO Anthony Wilson and others in the program.

The ceremony also signaled the opening of the Lighthouse parking area, a popular beachfront site because of its location in the shadow of the city’s signature landmark.Z
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A green ‘Biloxi Cooks!’

Restaurateur and raconteur Bobby Mahoney guests in an encore presentation of “Biloxi Cooks!” airing daily in March. The segment, co-hosted by William Sackett, features Mahoney telling the story of Mary Mahoney and the Old French House Restaurant. See it daily at 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. throughout March.
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