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ETV Highlights for January 2017

January 6, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Photo from Victoria on masterpiece

ETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! In January, ETV coverage of the SC Legislative season begins again, ETV’s new public affairs program This Week in South Carolina starts, new and exciting PBS series premiere, and new episodes in ETV Kids programs, including a new movie Splash and Bubbles: One Big Ocean, are on tap for the New Year!

Local Programming


The State House Today

Coverage of the South Carolina Legislative season begins in January on ETV World.

Airs:  Beginning January 12, tentative times are as follows on ETV World (ETVW):

         Tuesdays: 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

         Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

         Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon


This Week in South Carolina

This new ETV public affairs series features interviews with the newsmakers of the week. The programs are hosted by with Charles Bierbauer, former ABC and CNN correspondent and Dean of USC’s School of Information and Communication.  

Airs: January 24 at 6:00 p.m. on ETVW

         January 26 at 8:30 p.m. on SCC

         January 27 at 5:00 p.m. on ETVW


ETV Kids Programming

Splash and Bubbles: One Big Ocean

In this new movie, the Reeftown kids catch the currents and embark on an epic journey across the sea to help a friendly young turtle. Along the way they learn that all creatures are interconnected and how even a small gesture can affect the all the creatures who call the ocean their home.

Airs: January 16 and 20 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on ETV

         January 20 at 6:00 p.m. on SCC        

         January 21 and 22 at 11:00 a.m. on ETVW


Other ETV Kids NEW Episodes:     

  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood:  3 New episodes week of January 16
  • Wild Kratts: 5 New episodes week of January 16


Reel South

This series spotlighting Southern documentaries, a co-production with SCETV and UNC-TV, returns with an expanded season and a new host – Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker. Twelve new programs highlight the tradition of storytelling, showcasing diverse voices and unexpected points of view.

Airs: Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and/or 9:00 p.m. on ETV

Repeats: Programs repeat Mondays at 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and/or 9:30 p.m. on SCC


Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise – Programs Repeat and Educational Lessons Available!

The four-hour PBS series Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise with Henry Louis Gates Jr. repeats in January. In this series, Gates embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history.  Joined by leading scholars, celebrities and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America—and our nation as a whole.

Part 1 – Out of the Shadows/Move on Up

Henry Louis Gates Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history. 

Repeats: January 15 at 4:00 p.m. on ETV


Part 2 – Keep Your Head Up/Touch the Sky

Gates connects the civil rights era to today, exploring race, politics and culture.

Repeats: January 22 at 4:00 p.m. on ETV


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Victoria on Masterpiece

This eight-hour series dramatizes the life of Queen Victoria from the time she becomes Queen at the age of 18 through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Airs: Sundays at 9:00 p.m., beginning January 15, on ETV

Repeats: January 20 and 27 at 10:00 p.m. on SCC


Mercy Street, Season 2

This much-acclaimed Civil War drama set in the occupied city of Alexandria, Virginia, continues to follow the doctors, nurses and soldiers, as well as free, enslaved and contraband African-Americans and other residents of the war-torn city.

Airs: Sundays at 8:00 p.m., beginning January 22, on ETV

Repeats: January 22 and 29 at 11:00 p.m. on ETVW


Secrets of Six Wives

This series takes an in-depth look at each of Henry VIII’s wives and the influence they exerted. The programs combine drama with historical comment to give an inside view of the events at court.

Airs: Sundays at 10:00 p.m., beginning January 22, on ETV

Repeats: January 27 at 11:00 p.m. on SCC


American Experience: Rachel Carson

This new two-hour documentary illuminates the public and private life of Naturalist Rachel Carson whose book Silent Spring (1962) launched the modern environmental movement, changing our relationship with the natural world.

Airs: January 24 at 8:00 p.m. on ETV


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. 

Jan. 12 – Topics include:  Best of ETV’s Original SC series.

Jan. 19 – Topics include:  State House preview; winners of The Riley Institute's Wilkins Awards.

Jan. 26 – Topics include:  Featured artists in SC; USC's Cocky Reading Express.


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

To see full listings and schedule changes visit the TV Schedule for ETV-HD, the SC Channel (SCC) and ETV World (ETVW).



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