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
The Third Side ran six
monthly episodes from January through June of 1991.
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
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