Politics

SC Couple Enjoying Inaugural Festivities

By K. Park

preparation for the Inauguration on Capitol Hill

William and Brenda Bauer from Columbia are attending the Inaugural events in Washington, D.C. They’re sharing some of their favorite moments with us, from the S.C. Inaugural Ball to the Swearing In Ceremony. #SCinDC

USC Students Involved in New Public Affairs Program

By A. Crouch

Students learning camera

By Megan Sexton, USC

As a senior broadcast journalism major, Danielle Barilla says each of her internships has offered her new experiences and different challenges. This week, she starts a new job, helping to put together a weekly public affairs program produced by South Carolina ETV.

James F. Byrnes

James F. Byrnes

James Francis Byrnes (1882-1972) was born in Charleston and served in all three branches of the federal government.  He was known as Franklin Roosevelt’s “Assistant President.” Byrnes was active in South Carolina’s state government as well.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

Black and white photo of Joe Riley swearing in ceremony.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr. was born in 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina.  He attended The Citadel and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Riley served six years in the South Carolina House of Representatives and was elected Mayor of Charleston in 1975.  He served ten four-year terms as Mayor, leading the city in areas of cultural diversity, the arts, tourism, economic development, and city planning.  He also shepherded Charleston through the ravages of Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and the Emanuel Church shootings in 2015.

Election Day: What You Need to Know

By A. Crouch

voting booth

On November 8, South Carolina, along with the rest of the country, will head to the polls to cast their votes.  The SC Election Commission released all the information voters need to be aware of on Election Day.

Q. I need to vote absentee.  Can I still do that?  What is the deadline to return my absentee ballot?  Should I return my absentee ballot by mail?

Conversations with the Candidates

By A. Crouch

flags with vote sign

With Election Day one week away and many focused on the race for the White House, there are several federal races in South Carolina on the ballot. We talked with qualified candidates running for both the U.S. House and Senate, as part of a special series the past few weeks, about issues facing South Carolina.

Congressional District 1 Conversation with Mark Sanford (R) and Dimitri Cherny (D)

Trump with Lead in Latest Winthrop Poll

By A. Crouch

Winthrop Poll

In the latest Winthrop Poll, Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton 42% to 38% in South Carolina. The poll was conducted before Monday’s presidential debate and 53% of the respondents feel Clinton is a capable candidate, while 46% feel Trump is. But, when asked if they felt each candidate was honest, 21% feel Clinton is and 32% feel Trump is.

Palmetto Scene to Offer Interviews to SC Federal Candidates

By G. Rawls

SCETV logo

SCETV’s weekly public affairs program, Palmetto Scene, is reaching out to qualified candidates for US Congressional Districts 1-7 and the US Senate seat to participate in a joint interview.  The interviews will be scheduled in the weeks prior to the general election and will air Thursday nights on Palmetto Scene

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