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Friday, November 25 at 10 p.m. The 2011 Third Coast Festival

(Rochester, NY) – The best new documentaries produced worldwide are brought to the national airwaves in this special two-hour program, The 2011 Third Coast Festival, airing Friday, November 25 at 12 and 10 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2. The featured documentaries, all winners of the annual Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition, prove just how powerful radio can be. The stories engage, provoke, entertain and transport listeners, proving that all you need to discover new worlds is a little box and an antenna. The 2011 Third Coast Awards Ceremony is hosted by Peter Sagal from NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.

This year's special showcases the winners of the 2011 TC/RHDF competition, interviews with the winning producers, and highlights from our 2011 Third Coast Awards Ceremony hosted Peter Sagal from NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me.

Gwen Macsai host of the Third Coast's Re:sound, and an award-winning writer/humorist, will guide listeners through this two-hour tour of the world's best new documentaries.

Pictured: Gwen Macsai


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