Dear Viewers and Listeners:
In observance of National Memorial Day, ETV is proud to present the final two installments of our groundbreaking series, South Carolinians in World War II. Produced in partnership with The State Newspaper, each of the eight episodes describes a different aspect of the war, using remembrances from our own South Carolina veterans. The Island War follows our veterans through the battles for Philippines, Peleliu, Bougainville and Iwo Jima; The Way Home examines the impact of the atomic bomb and the surrender of Japan, as well as the experiences of our veterans coming home. ETV is honored to have been a part of this production, preserving the memories of those who sacrificed and retelling their stories to future generations. We are grateful to the late John S. Rainey for his commitment to this series and many other fine productions on ETV. (Please see a tribute to Mr. Rainey opposite this page).
During May, ETV will be presenting National Memorial Day Concert 2015, a wonderful concert tribute to our veterans, live from the West Lawn of the Capitol. Other Memorial Day presentations include the ETV Presents special Bringing the Fallen Home; Man and Moment: T. Moffatt Burriss and the Crossing; In Performance at the White House: Salute to Troops; Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans and the Military Family; and Homefront, a revealing look at America's military families.
A new Carolina Stories program, Down on Bull Street, premieres this month. ETV Producer Lynn Cornfoot takes a look at the amazing history of this institution, an arm of the S.C. State Hospital, and its struggle to provide services to South Carolina's mentally ill.
ETV Radio crews are in Charleston this month with the return of the Spoleto Festival USA. Host Jeanette Guinn brings listeners the Festival highlights on Spoleto Today, airing weekdays, May 22-June 4 at 9 a.m. Performances from this year's Chamber Music Concerts are also broadcast on weekdays, May 29-June 12. Violinist Geoff Nuttall directs the series which features 11 programs, including a newly-composed work to premiere at the Festival.
As always, we thank you for your support, which allows us to broadcast and preserve stories of our state's unique history and culture.
President and CEO