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ONLY ONLINE: Tour du Teche Featured in Filming for Go Coast: Louisiana

Staff reports

 Bayou Teche, La. ñ Tour du Teche has been chosen for inclusion in a 

series of television programs, called ìGo Coast: Louisiana,î that  

highlight coastal Louisiana parishes. Filming for the Iberia parish  

portion will take place on Bayou Teche throughout Iberia parish from  

9:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday, April 13.

    We will end filming with personal interviews from racers at New 

Iberia City Park.

    Host/Producer Tom Gregory is an Emmy-award winning host and 

producer. He is known for productions ìOutside the Huddle,î ìGlory  

Days,î The Hornets Coaches Report,î ìLSUís Tiger Tracks,î ìCSTís  

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo Wrap Up,î ìVanishing Coast, Vanishing  

Safety,î and ìRenewing New Orleans: Keeping Americaís Beat,î just to  

name a few. Executive producers Ron Yager and Jim Dotson have also  

produced award-winning programs.

    Go Coast USA will air on WLAE-TV in New Orleans and state-wide via 

the Louisiana Public Broadcasting system. In addition, Go Coast USA  

will be offered to PBS stations throughout the U.S. There are more  

than 300 PBS stations nationwide that can air this program, which is  

available free, over-the-air, as well as on cable and satellite  

television. Go Coast: Louisiana will also be available on-demand  

through its PBS Limelight content delivery network. This world-wide  

internet distribution service will allow viewers anywhere in the  

world to view every episode in HD. The program will also air on  

commercial broadcast station WVUE-TV Fox 8 in New Orleans. Go Coast:  

Louisiana has also been offered to a regional sports cable network  

covering Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi,  

Oklahoma and Virginia.

    Go Coast: Louisiana will tell the story of coastal Louisiana and the 

thousands of reasons for visitors to come and stay awhile. The  

monthly, half-hour, television program will highlight the Louisiana  

Gulf Coast and the people who live, work and play in the sportsmanís  

paradise. The Go Coast: Louisiana crew will travel the highways and  

waterways of Louisiana to find the best local food and fun guided by  

locals. Go Coast: Louisiana will entertain and educate its viewers  

about the industries that are vital to Americaís economy and will  

feature people and places that make each parish special.

    Viewers will get to know the restauranteurs, the fishing guides, and 

entertainers that call the coast home. Each program will spotlight  

the parishes of Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines,  

St. Bernard, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Terrebonne and Vermillion.

    Tour du Teche is proud to be a part of the Iberia and St. Mary 

parish portions of the program. Go Coast: Louisiana is a television  

series committed to promoting Louisianaís coastal culture, endangered  

wetlands and advancing tourism in Louisiana.