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ETV Highlights for February 2017

January 31, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Painting from Liberty -Slavery: The Paradox of Americas Founding Fathers

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

Black Ballerina

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


Local Programming

Palmetto Scene

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


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

Tentative Topics:

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):



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