With each journal entry, veteran host Jack Perkins brings the artful, innovative, sometimes odd and always interesting people and places of Florida's west central coast to life on the Emmy award-winning series, A Gulf Coast Journal with Jack Perkins. Whether an underwater exploration searching for gold doubloons; a centurion taking to the high wire, or a story of hope and courage, each episode will take you on a vivid journey into Florida's "Cultural Coast" - a community surrounded by sandy beaches, swaying palms, warm breezes and a plethora of people, places and personalities found nowhere else on earth. About the host: Jack Perkins' career as an award-winning journalist spans over 40 years, with 25 years as correspondent, commentator and anchorman at NBC News. He also served as host and narrator for many of A&E's most acclaimed programs, including the flagship series, Biography. A resident of Casey Key, Florida, Perkins currently hosts WEDU's A Gulf Coast Journal with Jack Perkins, now in its seventh season and funded exclusively by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice.