Dear Viewers and Listeners:
We may be just barely into the New Year, but we have a packed programming schedule planned for this short winter month.
Two new BBC comedies join our Saturday night line-up. Moone Boy is a charming family comedy about a young boy growing up in a chaotic household who has an imaginary friend—a man in his mid-30s. Spy follows the adventures of a single father who is accidentally recruited as a trainee spy.
Sunday nights continue to be anchored by the most-watched drama in PBS history: Downton Abbey. Look for exciting new episodes of Season 4 throughout February.
ETV Radio is holding its short “I Love ETV Radio” pledge campaign, February 11–13, asking listeners to show their Valentine’s Day love by supporting ETV Radio programming.
To commemorate Black History Month, ETV offers a rich variety of both national and local specials highlighting the history and achievements of African Americans. We’re encoring African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, which surveys the full scope of African-American history from the origins of slavery on the African continent to the present. Other national highlights include an American Masters special on author Alice Walker and a focus on the life of Harlem renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston.
On the local front, our own Carolina Stories presents The Education of Harvey Gantt, a look at the desegregation of Clemson College; Born to Rebel, Driven to Excel, the life of native son Benjamin Mays; and Jail, No Bail, the story of a sit-in defying the laws of a segregated lunch counter in South Carolina. ETV Classics offers Rebel Hearts, a look at the work of the abolitionist Grimke Sisters; Scarred Justice, the events of the Orangeburg Massacre; and Family Across the Sea, which illustrates the connection between our state’s Gullah population and the people of Sierra Leone.
ETV is proud to again broadcast the Black History Teleconference in partnership with Benedict College. This program gives students the opportunity to talk with and ask questions of prominent African Americans about their challenges and achievements.
As always, we thank you for your support of these and all the other great TV and radio programs that we offer all year long!
President and CEO