Counter Histories: Rock Hill

By G. Rawls

Actors recreate the Friendship 9 at the lunch counter.

Counter Histories: Rock Hill brings 1961 to life through the lives and words of the Friendship 9 whose actions ignited a passion that rose into the famed Freedom Rides, bringing the United States closer to major Civil rights reform.  The film airs Thursday, February 18th at 9:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV. 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will air three Charleston-based episodes

By G. Rawls

Nicholas Lowry (left) appraises 1938 Dartmouth Winter Carnival posters in Charleston, South Carolina.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will air three Charleston-based episodes on South Carolina ETV on February 15th, 22nd and 29th at 8 PM as part of its new 20th anniversary season.

The 13-time Emmy® nominated series came to Charleston in August of 2015 as part of its six-city summer production tour. More than 4,500 guests attended the all-day appraisal event where guests received valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers.

Cotton Road

By G. Rawls

Farmer Brown points out a cotton bloom and a cotton square.

The film Cotton Road follows cotton from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories to illuminate the work and industrial processes in a global supply chain.  It airs Thursday, February 11th at 8:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV. 

What is the Reality of Climate Change?

By T. Safdi

Climate Change

CNN’s John King hosts an expert panel as they examine the challenges and impacts of climate change. Extreme conditions, drought, floods, rising seas and hurricanes are part of the conversation.

To watch the full discussion visit South Carolina ETV.

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, February 2016

Charleston Antique Roadshow

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

This month we are excited to present the three episodes of Antiques Roadshow that were taped last summer in Charleston, S.C. So many fascinating items were appraised; several had amazing values placed on them. Be sure to tune in to see the unique objects that were highlighted.

Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me

By G. Rawls

Tommy working his day job

TOMMY! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me is a touching film about Tommy Onorato, a 60 year-old man with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the life-long dream of singing with a Big Band. Armed with his golden voice and his All-American optimism, Tommy embarks on a quest to have the "world on a string."

The Last Barn Dance

By G. Rawls

dancing at the barn dance

The Last Barn Dance is a short film that follows a dairy farmer's plight to save his farm and a barn-dance tradition his family started nearly 50 years ago.  

S.C. And N.C. Public TV Networks Partner for New Film Series

By G. Rawls

multiple Reel South screenshots

The Carolinas’ two statewide public television networks, South Carolina ETV and UNC-TV have partnered with the Southern Documentary Fund to create an exciting new TV showcase for independently produced documentary films about the American South.  The series will air for five weeks on ETV Thursday nights beginning January 28.

Welcome to Our Updated Website

By G. Rawls

ETV News Update

Welcome to our updated site, a part of our work to refresh ETV and the ETV brand.  Our logos have been updated to a more modern look.  You’ll note the ETV Endowment has also had a bit of a polish as well.

Along the way, we’ve had a chance to talk with many in our audience about our services.  One change is that, based on audience recommendations, ETV Radio is now called South Carolina Public Radio.  Another is that we’re offering our first ETV app, available in the iTunes store (South Carolina ETV) or in the Android store (SCETV).

Gov. Nikki Haley and Mayor Joe Riley Recount Charleston Tragedy on ETV

By G. Rawls

Gov Haley and Mayor Rile with Mark Quinn

Governor Nikki Haley left a message for Senator Clementa Pinckney when she heard there had been an incident at his church offering assistance.  It was a normal legislative day, and she believed he was still in Columbia.  She said it never crossed her mind that he would never hear her message.  Mayor Joe Riley of Charleston also believed Sen. Pinckney was in Columbia with legislative duties, learning only when he arrived at Charleston’s Emanuel A.M.E. Church that the senator was one of the victims inside.