Production News BlogPublished November 7, 2011
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Producer, writer and editor Betsy Newman blogs about why this story is special.
I grew up spending summers in Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet but before I began working on The Baruchs of Hobcaw I didn’t have any idea what a fascinating place Hobcaw Barony is. Now I’m really excited to share the great story of Hobcaw and the Baruchs with our viewers. Many major themes of South Carolina history – African Americans after Emancipation, Southern Jewish life, Northern money/Southern land, women’s rights, two World Wars, and…
Published July 6, 2011
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Grits in Space!
Ever since I was a child I’ve been a fan NASA’s journey to the Moon and the Space Shuttle program. It was a pleasure and honor to be given the opportunity to make a documentary about South Carolina’s three astronauts: Charles Duke, Jr. of Apollo 16; Ronald McNair of the Space Shuttle Challenger; and Shuttle Astronaut and current NASA Chief Administrator, Charles Bolden, Jr.
We interviewed Mr. Bolden in Lake City, SC following his…
Published June 15, 2011
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ETV Producers to Profile South Carolinians
ETV has entered into an exciting partnership with the South Carolina Hall of Fame in Myrtle Beach to produce “mini-documentaries” about each of its inductees—contemporary and past citizens who have made outstanding contributions to South Carolina’s heritage, history, and progress.
Many of these documentaries will be expanded into full-length Carolina Stories programs. For example, each South Carolina astronaut who is in the Hall of Fame—Charles Duke, Ron McNair, and Charles Bolden—will have a separate…
Published May 24, 2011
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Miss Springmaid makes the cut!
ETV submits programs to the Southeast regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Emmys at this level are awarded to individuals producing television in Georgia, Alabama, Mississipi, South Carolina and Asheville, NC. This is both commercial and public broadcasting, including all of the regional cable productions based in Atlanta. It's a competitive region. Individuals producing for ETV are nominated for 7 Emmy Awards and Carolina Stories: Miss Springmaid is nominated…
Published April 21, 2011
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ETV Regional Stations - Sumter and ETV Lowcountry
New viewer emails reach our inbox every week, reminding us that ETV Carolina Stories is always finding new audiences. But we never forget our weekly watchers who tune in each Thursday or Sunday to see an encore presentation of a favorite show. I also watch them again and again, often finding new things that I might have missed the first time. South Carolina A-Z is one of those programs that is full of fun…