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"This Week in SC" Premieres with Governor Nikki Haley as Guest

By A. Crouch

Governor Haley and Charles Bierbauer

Gov. Nikki Haley is the inaugural guest on the launch of a new weekly public affairs program in South Carolina.

This Week in South Carolina highlights one topic each week with political leaders, newsmakers and policy makers in studio. The half-hour program premieres on Friday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

The program is produced by SCETV in association with the University of South Carolina College of Information and Communications.  Charles Bierbauer, dean of the college and former CNN reporter, hosts.    

Winter Weather Coming to the Palmetto State

By A. Crouch

snow flake

As South Carolina prepares for possible winter weather this weekend, the S.C. Deparment of Transportation is prepping roads in advance. Crews will begin working on interstates and major roads in the upstate today and continue the work in the Midlands and the Pee Dee tomorrow. Snow and ice equipment is being readied in all 46 counties. The SCDOT reminds motorists to use extreme caution in winter weather and to slow down.

Catholic Sisters Help South Carolina Town

By L. Cornfoot

Felician sister

South Carolina ranks in the top ten nationally for its high poverty levels, and during the holiday season, many people like to give to those less fortunate. In the town of Kingstree, a group of Catholic Sisters aims to help those in need and teach the value of giving back, not just at Christmas, but all year long.
 

75 Years Later, Rock Hill Resident Reveals a Truth About Pearl Harbor

By K. Cannon

Manning Kimmel, grandson of Admiral Husband Kimmel.

This December marks the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a “date that will live in infamy,” according to former president Franklin Roosevelt.  His speech continues as he explains that December 7, 1941 is the day when “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan.”

Give the Gift of SCETV and SC Public Radio on Giving Tuesday

giving tuesday image

As the Executive Director of the ETV Endowment, I know all of us here do our work not just because we love making sure you have access to the exceptional programs you love, but because we want to make a difference in South Carolina. We want to expand horizons, keep people informed and bring families together through exceptional programming.

As hard as we work, we can’t do it alone. We count on the exceptional people that support us through the ETV Endowment. They’ve made the commitment to supporting this service that’s so important to them and to our state.

Civil Rights Leaders Recognized in Rock Hill, SC

By K. Cannon

Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

On November 14, 2016, important civil rights leaders were recognized at The Palmetto Room in Rock Hill, S.C. The event started with a dedication of the Freedom Walkway and continued with a screening of “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise." The event culminated with a panel discussion that included Friendship 9 member David Williamson, Jr., Winthrop University Professors, Dr. Adolphus Belk and Dr. Scott Huffmon and moderator, Dr. Jennifer Disney.

SCETV President Linda O’Bryon to Step Down in Fall of 2017

By G. Rawls

Linda O'Bryon

Linda O’Bryon, the president and CEO of South Carolina ETV and SC Public Radio, announced plans to step down next fall.  She advised the ETV Commission meeting Friday, Nov. 18 during its regular meeting. When O’Bryon steps down, she will have served as ETV CEO for seven years.

SCETV and SC Public Radio Welcome StoryCorps to Columbia, SC

By K. Park

StoryCorps Airstream trailer

On Thursday, Nov. 18, StoryCorps, EdVenture and South Carolina Public Radio held a press conference to announce the beginning of StoryCorps' tenure in the Palmetto State. StoryCorps gives people the opportunity to record conversations with someone else—a loved one, a friend, a teacher, etc. The goal is to preserve conversations with people from all over the country in their own voice. Conversations are stored at The Library of Congress. StoryCorps plans to record 150 conversations from South Carolinians.

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