Go Coast: Coastal Character

2014-02-21 19:19:16 gocoast

GO COAST: LOUISIANA
DISCOVERS THE TRUE NATURAL RESOURCE OF LOUISIANA: ITS PEOPLE!

New Orleans (February 2013)—WLAE-TV New Orleans will premiere the “Coastal Character” episode of the Emmy Award-winning program Go Coast: Louisiana, Sunday, February 23RD at 8:30PM. The episode will also run statewide that same day at 6:00PM on Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

Louisiana is best known for its cuisine, culture and craziness; but it is the people who call this coast home—and work every day to make it a better place—that make coastal Louisiana a place like no other.

In this video essay of his trip along the state’s coast, Go Coast’s host Tom Gregory visits with Grammy-nominated bluesman and indefatigable conservation advocate Tab Benoit, where they will go down the bayou for a look at the vanishing coast and then backstage at the Voice Of The Wetlands Concert for a varied taste of the state’s musical legacy.

Also in this episode, Tom witnesses firsthand the return of the endangered Whooping Crane and the American Bald Eagle to the coast. He also takes “a little trip along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip,” as he discovers the true significance of the Battle of New Orleans. The next generation of Top Chefs from Nicholls State University’s Culinary Institute will also be featured
Louisiana Public Broadcasting will also premiere statewide the Terrebonne episode Sunday at 5:30PM, where Tom discovers it’s easy to pass a good time with the good people of this area named “the good earth”.
During his journey through Louisiana’s Bayou Country, Tom calls alligators with Captain Ron “Black” Guidry of A Cajun Man’s Swamp Tour. At the Jolly Inn in Houma, he ventures onto the dance floor and experiences some true Cajun hospitality. There is also a stop at one Houma’s newest hot spots, Vino!
On his visit to the Regional Military Museum in Houma for a history lesson on World War II, the host grabs the wheel of both a M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier and a LCVP Boat.
At Southdown Plantation, Tom takes the seat of power—if only for a minute—at the desk of Senator Allen J. Ellender. His tour also includes the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum and the Chauvin Sculpture Garden, that is the home of hauntingly emotive art of Kenny Hill, who disappeared in 2000.
Also in this episode, the host goes 30 miles off shore to do some deepwater fishing with Captain Lee Schouest of CoCo Marina. The results may change fishing forever.
The episode is a perfect travel guide for your own adventures through Louisiana’s Bayou Country.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) airs statewide in Baton Rouge (WLPB), Alexandria (KLPA), Lafayette (KLPB), Lake Charles (KLTL), Shreveport (KLTS) and in Monroe (KLTM).

In the show’s first season, Go Coast: Louisiana, produced by WLAE-TV/LAE Productions, has won two Emmy Awards (Tom Gregory has won the award in the On-Camera Talent category for two years in a row!) and has been honored with two Excellence In Journalism Awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, the most of any non-news series in Louisiana.

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Go Coast: Louisiana Travels to Terrebone Parish

2013-12-18 21:36:23 gocoast

GO COAST: LOUISIANA TRAVELS TO TERREBONNE PARISH
NEW EPISODE PREMIERES FRIDAY DECEMBER 20 & SUNDAY DECEMBER 22

New Orleans (December 16, 2013) WLAE-TV New Orleans will premiere the Terrebonne episode of the Emmy Award winning program Go Coast: Louisiana, Friday, December 20th at 9:30PM and then again on Sunday December 22nd at 8:30PM.

Exploring Terrebonne Parish, Go Coast’s host Tom Gregory discovers it’s easy to pass a good time with the good people of this area named “the good earth”.

Host Tom Gregory with C.J. Christ of the Regional Military

During his journey through Louisiana’s Bayou Country, Tom calls alligators with Captain Ron “Black” Guidry of A Cajun Man’s Swamp Tour. At the Jolly Inn in Houma, he ventures onto the dance floor and experiences some true Cajun hospitality. There is also a stop at one Houma’s newest hot spots, Vino!

On his visit to the Regional Military Museum in Houma for a history lesson on World War II, the host grabs the wheel of both a M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier and a LCVP Boat.

Host Tom Gregory with Rachael Cherry at Southdown Plantation

At Southdown Plantation, Tom takes the seat of power—if only for a minute—at the desk of Senator Allen J. Ellender. His tour also includes the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum and the Chauvin Sculpture Garden, that is the home of hauntingly emotive art of Kenny Hill, who disappeared in 2000.

Also in this episode, the host goes 30 miles off shore to do some deepwater fishing with Captain Lee Schouest of CoCo Marina. The results may change fishing forever.

The episode is a perfect travel guide for your own adventures through Louisiana’s Bayou Country.

Houma’s own Tab Benoit and the Voice of the Wetlands Festival will be featured in January on the next installment of Go Coast: Louisiana.

In the show’s first season, GO Coast: Louisiana, produced by WLAE-TV/LAE Productions, has won two Emmy Awards (Tom Gregory has won the award in the On-Camera Talent category for two years in a row!) and has been honored with two Excellence In Journalism Awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, the most of any non-news series in Louisiana.

For more information on the Go Coast: Louisiana series, visit www.gocoast.tv. Statewide air dates on Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) will be announced later.

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Go Coast Earns 4 Regional Emmy Nominations

2013-10-11 21:39:29 gocoast

Miami, October 8, 2013 :
Go Coast: Louisiana received 4 Suncoast Emmy Nominations, the most of any non-news program in Louisiana.
The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced its 37th Annual Emmy nominations on October 8th and WLAE-TV’s travel series received recognition in the categories of Magazine Program, On-Air Talent, Editor and Educational Feature.

The Plaquemines Parish episode was nominated for Best Magazine program, with Eric Carle, Director of Photography and Associate Producer, Carolina Loreto, Senior Editor and Associate Producer and the program’s host Tom Gregory being honored.

Carolina Loreto also earned a nomination for her exceptional editing work on the feature, “A Visit to Fort Jackson”.

For the second year in a row, Tom Gregory earned a nomination for hosting the series in the category of On-Camera Talent – Performer/Narrator. He was also nominated for the feature, “A Culinary Journey at Nicholls State University” in the category of Educational/School Feature.

The series was developed by LAE Productions, is produced and written by Gregory and is still in production finishing up its first fifteen episodes.
It is the goal of Go Coast: Louisiana to do for the culture of Louisiana what chefs like Justin Wilson, Emeril Lagasse and John Besh have done for its cuisine.
Go Coast: Louisiana airs in New Orleans on WLAE-TV and on Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) in Baton Rouge (WLPB), Alexandria (KLPA), Lafayette (KLPB), Lake Charles (KLTL), Shreveport (KLTS) and in Monroe (KLTM).

NATAS Suncoast chapters includes 3 of top 20 TV markets in the nation and TV markets in: the entire State of Florida; Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and New Orleans, Louisiana; Mobile, Alabama; Thomasville, Georgia and Puerto Rico.

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