Rick Sebak returns with a new local history special. He’s back along the three rivers in a documentary called “Right Beside the River”. Unlike his previous river documentary, “The Mon, The Al and The O”, (1987!) Sebak goes beyond Pittsburgh’s boundaries and visits riverside towns like Vandergrift and Moundsville, WV. One story from his 1987 documentary about the Fredericktown Ferry has been updated and retooled for the new special.

The program airs (interrupted by a pledge drive) at 8:00 tonight.