SC History

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

December 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn 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...

StoryCorps to Visit SC State Museum, EdVenture

October 31, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
StoryCorps participants, MobileBooth interior

StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization that records and celebrates the stories of everyday Americans, is coming to Columbia to collect interviews with residents. Heard and seen weekly on SC Public Radio and SCETV, StoryCorps is bringing its MobileBooth—an Airstream...

Susan Pringle Frost

October 4, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Photograph of Susan Pringle Frost

Susan Pringle Frost dedicated her life to making sure that Charleston’s historic architectural beauty would be preserved. Born in Charleston to wealthy parents in 1873, she lived in the Miles Brewton House on King Street. When her family’s fortune dwindled, Frost got a job...

Behind the Scenes of the Battle of Camden

September 21, 2016 - Posted in Behind the Scenes by Kaitlyn Cannon
The Battle of Camden Reenactment

Just recently, the South Carolina ETV team travelled to Camden, South Carolina to shoot footage for The Southern Campaign of The American Revolution . This shoot’s focus was the Battle of Camden, which occurred on August 16 1780. This historical reenactment was a sight to...

Book Based on SC Public Radio Interviews Wins Award

July 7, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
Dr. Walter Edgar and his award-winning book

SC Public Radio host Dr. Walter Edgar’s book Conversations with the Conroys has won a Bronze Award from the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The book explores the family of South Carolina-based author Pat Conroy, who was best-known for The Great Santini and The...

A History to Remember: Penn Center Campus Proposed a National Monument

June 2, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Rackley
Penn Center

The historic Penn Center of St. Helena’s Island has been a center of African American education, cultural preservation, and social justice for over 150 years. Founded in 1862, the Penn Center, then called Penn School, was one of the first institutions in the South that...

The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

May 12, 2016 - Posted in ETV Regionals by William Richardson
The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

The National Park Service celebrates its centennial this year, and South Carolina ETV and the Sons of the American Revolution are collaborating with them to tell the stories of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. Eight five-minute video segments will anchor an...

Crown Forces Monument at Guilford Courthouse Dedicated

May 12, 2016 - Posted in ETV Regionals by William Richardson
Crown Forces Monument at Guilford Courthouse

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781, but on March 13, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C., the National Military Park dedicated the Crown Forces Monument, to recognize all of the British soldiers who fought and died in the Battle. The Monument acknowledges...

"Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina" to air on ETV

April 28, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland.

South Carolina ETV is celebrating the state’s Pulitzer Prize winners in a new three part series From the Jazz Age to the Digital Age: Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina , airing Thursday nights beginning May 5 at 8:00 p.m. on ETV. The first program features South...

The Mayor: Age of Riley

April 8, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
Mayor Riley in an early Spoleto film.

The Mayor: Age of Riley, directed by Barbara Tranter and produced by Jennet Robinson Alterman, follows the career of Charleston Mayor Joe Riley’s remarkable four decade tenure. The film, four years in the making, features interviews with Mayor Riley and those who found...

Film Reveals the Controversial Life and Work of SC Author

February 16, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
Julia Peterkin

The controversial life of South Carolina author Julia Peterkin , the white wife of a plantation owner who won a 1929 Pulitzer Prize for her book, Scarlet Sister Mary , is the subject of the one-hour documentary, “ The World of Julia Peterkin: Cheating the Stillness ,” which...

Counter Histories: Rock Hill

February 13, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
Actors recreate the Friendship 9 at the lunch counter.

Counter Histories: Rock Hill brings 1961 to life through the lives and words of the Friendship 9 whose actions ignited a passion that rose into the famed Freedom Rides, bringing the United States closer to major Civil rights reform. The film airs Thursday, February 18th at...

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will air three Charleston-based episodes

February 11, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
Nicholas Lowry (left) appraises 1938 Dartmouth Winter Carnival posters in Charleston, South Carolina.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will air three Charleston-based episodes on South Carolina ETV on February 15 th , 22 nd and 29 th at 8 PM as part of its new 20 th anniversary season. The 13-time Emmy® nominated series came to Charleston in August of 2015 as part of its six-city summer...

Ernest Finney

February 2, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Betsy Newman
Ernest Finney Photograph

In 1960, Ernest Finney began his law practice in Sumter, South Carolina, specializing in civil rights advocacy and defense. He represented the Friendship 9, a group of black college students arrested and charged when trying to desegregate a lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C...

The Last Barn Dance

January 25, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
dancing at the barn dance

The Last Barn Dance is a short film that follows a dairy farmer's plight to save his farm and a barn-dance tradition his family started nearly 50 years ago. Randy Lewis has seen almost every other family farm close its doors in Alamance County, North Carolina. With rising...

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