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President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, April 2016

April 1, 2016 - Posted in ETV
Jackie Robinson

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

This month, SCETV programming highlights the creativity of the master documentarian Ken Burns. Burns focuses his lens on the legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson, telling the story not only of his amazing talents as an athlete, but also as a humanitarian who spoke out against injustice and racism. Burns’ other series this month include Jazz, a six-part look at the beginning and ongoing legacy of this truly American music, and The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, which travels the nation to explore the origins of America’s unique outdoor spaces.

A new ETV documentary takes a look at the remarkable life and career of former Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley. Riley, whose 40-year term as mayor ended this past January, is one of the longest-serving mayors in the United States who is still living. The Mayor: The Age of Riley was written and directed by Barbara Trantor; associate producer was Jennet Robinson Alterman.

Another new offering, 10 That Changed America, explores the places that revolutionized the way we live. The three-part series explores the exceptional homes, parks and towns that impacted the way our living spaces are designed.

We would like to thank our wonderful S.C. Public Radio members who helped us make our goal for our first “No Pledge Drive Pledge Drive.” This campaign was an entirely new and different strategy, and we are extremely gratified that our public radio listeners jumped right on board with us. Without your support, we could not continue to offer the programming you enjoy daily.

Linda O’Bryon
President & CEO

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