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Back row, left to right: Kevin Kerdash, David Vanderbilt, Larry Kennedy; Front row: Michelle Michaels, John Moore

Michelle Michaels and John Moore
   
 

The Third Side

Producers: Kevin Kerdash, Larry Kennedy, David Vanderbilt, Michelle Michaels
On Screen Anchors: Michelle Michaels and John Moore
Regular Contributor: Jim Cooney
Format: 1 hour magazine show with national emphasis, news and entertainment about the gay community

The Third Side ran six monthly episodes from January through June of 1991. It was produced in the home of Larry Kennedy and Kevin Kerdash for the local public access channel DCTV, then aired in Washington, DC; Sacramento, California; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and Portland, Oregon.

Featured guests included Larry Kramer, Jon Hinson, The Flirtations, Craig Dean and Patrick Gill, and Rob Eichberg. One segment featured Jason Dilly's Project Face to Face, which was part of the Smithsonian Institution's Experimental Gallery. Visitors viewed life mask of people with aids and listened to tapes of that person speaking about their life. The Smithsonian asked to use this segment as part of that exhibit, where it was screened hourly for a month. That segment is now a permanent part of the Smithsonian's collection.

Attached is a flyer that was used to promote the show at the 1991 Gay Pride Day. It was there that Kevin and Larry realized that most of DC was not yet wired for cable, and even those who knew of the show could not get it. It was this plus difficulty getting regular help with the show that made them decide to stop production. To this day Kevin and Larry are very proud with what they accomplished with its brief history.