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The 2004 Third Coast Festival Broadcast


Chosen from more than hundreds of entries from around the world, these programs represent some of the best documentary work being produced today. The stories, sounds, and voices in the Festival broadcast are a great companion during long holiday weekends, and celebrate the best that public radio has to offer.

In the 2004 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, Jay Allison will present the festival's winning work, including the gold award for Best Documentary, Best New Artist, Radio Impact and Lifetime Achievement awards. The program will also feature interviews with the honorees, who will give listeners a peek behind the scenes into the making of their winning work.

The 2004 Third Coast Festival Broadcast — absolutely the best radio documentaries in the world.

Third Coast winners 2004And the winners are...

Best Documentary: Gold Award
She's Alright, My Mum Is, by Kim Normanton and Nigel Acheson, for Loftus Productions

Best Documentary: Silver Award
Joseph Shabalala: In His Own Words, by David Schulman and Jeffrey Freymann-Weyr, for NPR

Best Documentary: Bronze Award
The Few Who Stayed: Defying Genocide in Rwanda, by Stephen Smith and Michael Montgomery, for American RadioWorks

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention
Legs, Hope and Water, by Peggy Giakoumelos and Lea Redfern, for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention
Perfect Hearing, by Nubar Alexanian, Abby Alexanian, Jay Allison, for and This American Life

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention
All My Stuff In Bags, by Amy Dorn and Hillary Frank, for Chicago Public Radio's Chicago Matters: Our Next Generation series

Directors Choice Award
Thirteen Ways, by Pejk Malinovski, for PRI's The Next Big Thing , from WNYC

Radio Impact Award
In So Many Words, by Teresa Goff, for CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition

Best New Artist Award
Hard To Say, by Bente Birkeland, for PRI's The Next Big Thing from WNYC


» Listen to excerpts of the winning documentaries
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