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ETV Highlights for January 2016

January 8, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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January 10 at 5:00 p.m. on ETV: Nine to Ninety

Phyllis Sabatini is the active, 89-year-old matriarch of her close-knit Italian American family. As she watches her daughter struggle to care for everyone from nine to 90, Phyllis makes a radical decision to move into assisted living. Phyllis Sabatini realizes that leaving home is difficult at any age, but she learns that sometimes, the best way to say “I love you” is to say “goodbye.” (Repeats January 15 at 2:30 p.m. on ETVW.)


January 13, 20 and 27 at 8:00 p.m. on ETV: Nature: Born Hustlers

This three-part miniseries takes a look at the planet’s greatest animal hustlers – which include shape shifters, mimics, masters of disguise and illusion, cheats and sneaks throughout the animal world! From double-crossing cuttlefish to shady squirrels, maned lady lions and criminal monkeys, each program reveals the modus operandi of remarkable animals going to elaborate lengths to claw their way to the top.


January 14 at 1:00 p.m. on SCC: HERO Live!: The War of 1812

A generation after the Revolution, Americans were once again plunged into war with Great Britain. Why? Join Henry Clay, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, James Madison, and others as they struggle to determine what course the Unites States will take. HERO Live! is produced by Colonial Williamsburg. Plan to view other programs on February 11, March 10 and April 14, all on ETV’s South Carolina Channel (SCC) at 1:00 p.m.


January 18 at 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on ETV: ETV Kids: Nature Cat

The week of January 18-22 kicks off the Martin Luther King Jr. Day school holiday with a one-hour special featuring four brand new adventure with Daisy, Squeaks, Hal, and our eponymous hero, Nature Cat. The backyard gang travels near and far as they try to find the answers to some of life’s nagging nature questions like, “Where do streams begin?” and “What’s at the end of the rainbow?” (Repeats the following Friday, Saturday and Sunday on ETV.)


January 31 at 3:00 p.m. on ETV: Profile: SC Cities - Charleston and the Lowcountry (1964) #1

This 1964 profile of South Carolina’s Lowcountry features city sketches by Anne Worsham Richardson, plus the only known footage of poet laureate Archibald Rutledge reading his work on camera. (Also, repeats January 31 at 4:00 p.m. on SCC.)

To see full listings and schedule changes for ETV HD, the SC Channel (SCC) and ETV World (ETVW):


Palmetto Scene, ETV’s weekly magazine-style series, airs each Thursday at 7:30 pm and focuses on SC arts and culture, business and economy, education, health, politics, and technology. 

Palmetto Scene – Thursdays at 7:30 pm on ETV:

Jan. 14 – Topics include: Legislative Preview

Jan. 21 – Topics include: State of the State Recap; Riley Institute Wilkins Awards

Jan. 28 – Topics include: The latest education program from our American Graduate initiative*; What Works in SC programs; and pre-filed legislation for the 2016 legislative session

*This special “American Graduate” segment is about Haut Gap Partial Magnet Program. Haut Gap Middle School is located on John’s Island. The school introduced a partial magnet program to revitalize the school, which dramatically increased the student population and improved academic performance across the board. This segment relates how HGMS went from being a failing, shrinking school that was exclusively attended by students within their attendance zone to being a very desirable “Palmetto Silver” award-winning school attended by students all across Charleston County.

In addition to viewing the broadcast programs, you are invited to access the Palmetto Scene program segments archived online in streaming format. Visit



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