Best of the Best: The 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast

Fri, 11/23/2012 - 12:00pm

Every fall, WXXI brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the airwaves in a special two-hour program, Best of the Best: The Third Coast Festival Broadcast, airing Friday, November 23, 2012 at 12 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD91.5-2. 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 by Peter Sagal from NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. 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. 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.