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ETV Highlights for February 2017
ETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! In February, you’ll find a variety of interesting documentaries from Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers to Black Ballerina, special Sesame Street and Peg + Cat episodes for Valentine’s Day, plus new series This Week in South Carolina continues with timely, weekly programs.
Live from Lincoln Center: 50 Years of Mostly Mozart
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world's major music festivals. The visionary programming celebrates the genius of Mozart with signature performances and new commissions.
Airs: Feb. 3 at 9:00 p.m. on ETV
Super Bowl Sunday Line-up on ETV and SCC:
ETV provides an alternative to Super Bowl Programming with shows, including Rick Steves: Guide to Cuba, Andre Rieu, BrainFit, Visions of Italy, and more!
Airs: Feb. 5 beginning at 1:30 p.m. on ETV and 1:00 p.m. on SCC
Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin prize for Popular Song
Join host Samuel L. Jackson for an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Gershwin Prize, with a special appearance by Berry Gordy, founder of Motown.
Airs: Feb. 10 at 9:00 p.m. on ETV
Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers
America's founding fathers were men yearning for a nation of individual liberty and unprecedented independence. Provided by SCETV as part a new “SCEV Presents” series, Liberty and Slavery features stunning imagery and interviews with scholars that explore the paradox of America's Founding Fathers being champions of liberty - and yet simultaneously champions of slavery.
Airs: Feb. 19 at 7:00 p.m. on ETV
This is a story of passion, opportunity, heartbreak and triumph of the human spirit. Set in the overwhelmingly white world of classical dance, it tells the stories of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. The one-hour documentary uses interviews with current and former ballet dancers along with engaging archival photos and film.
Airs: Feb. 19 at 11:00 p.m. on ETV
Black Women in Medicine
This documentary honors black female doctors around the country who work diligently in all facets of medicine. Through first-hand accounts from a cross-selection of black female pioneers in medicine and healthcare - including Dr. Claudia Thomas, the first black woman orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Jocelyn Elders, the first black woman to hold the position of United States Surgeon General - the program details the challenges women have experienced and continue to face today in their drive to practice medicine.
Airs: Feb. 23 at 10:30 p.m. on ETV
Africa’s Great Civilization
Beginning with Africa’s ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. brings to life the epic stories of both little-known and celebrated African kingdoms and cultures.
Airs: Feb. 27, Feb. 28 and March 1 at 9:00-11:00 p.m. on ETV
ETV Kids Programming
Sesame Street and Peg + Cat
will both be offering special Valentine’s Day specials and Dinosaur Train presents a new one-hour program!
Sesame Street: It's Valentine's Day on Sesame Street!
Elmo and Abby make valentines for each other and learn about the importance of friendship. Also, features Cookie Monster's Twilight parody, and Elmo the Musical, plus brought to you by the letter V and the number 14.
Airs: Feb. 13 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on ETV
Peg + Cat: A Peg Meets Cat - Carnival
Baby Peg is desperate to tell Mom she wants that stray kitty for her pet and problem-solving partner, but she can only point and say "TWO!" Primary Content: Counting to 30 by 5s Secondary Content: More and less.
Airs: Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m. on ETV
Peg + Cat: The Valentine's Day Problem - Peg's Pizza Place
Peg and Cat scramble to make enough valentines for all their party guests and a pair of surprise visitors. Primary Content: Counting by 2s Secondary Content: 2D and 3D shapes, symmetry.
Airs: Feb. 14 at 11:30 a.m. on ETV
Dinosaur Train: What’s at the Center of the Earth?
In this new one-hour special, the Conductor has a special surprise for our favorite Pteranodon family – the Dinosaur Drill Train! This amazing machine gives its passengers a front row seat as they dig deep underground on an adventure below the Earth’s surface.
Airs: Feb. 20, 22, and 24 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on ETV
ETV’s weekly magazine-style series airs each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and focuses on SC arts and culture, business and economy, education, health, politics, and technology.
Feb. 2 – Topics include: Rock Hill Freedom Walk; Sullivan's Island, North America's entry for African slaves; A look at the new leadership at the SC State House
Feb. 9 – Topics include: Cassandra King Conroy talks about her late husband's life and legacy; "The Cigar Factory" novel.
Feb. 16 – Topics include: Art stories from around the Carolinas; Cocky Reading Express; Telehealth helping athlete; State House report.
Feb. 23 – Topics include: Hunting in SC; Local civil rights hero.
In addition to viewing the broadcast programs, you are invited to access the Palmetto Scene program segments archived online in streaming format. Visit palmettoscene.org.
This Week in South Carolina
This new ETV public affairs series features interviews with the newsmakers of the week and is produced by the University of South Carolina with ETV. Hosted by with Charles Bierbauer, former ABC and CNN correspondent and Dean of USC’s School of Information and Communication, the timely programs air each Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. on ETV.
Airs: Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on ETV
Repeats: Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. on ETVW
Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on SCC
Fridays (the Friday after original broadcast) at 5:00 p.m. on ETVW
Feb. 3 – Topics include: Important issues facing the SC Senate this legislative session
Feb. 10 – Topics include: A look at the new leadership at the SC State House
Feb. 17 – Topics include: In-depth look at an issue facing South Carolina
Feb. 24 – Topics include: In-depth look at an issue facing South Carolina
The State House Today
Coverage of the South Carolina Legislative season continues on ETV World.
Airs: Tuesdays: 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on ETVW
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on ETVW
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon on ETVW
To see full listings and schedule changes for ETV-HD, the SC Channel (SCC) and ETV World (ETVW): scetv.org/tv-schedule