Dear Viewers and Listeners,
In June, ETV and ETV Radio bring an assortment of new programming to the airwaves. The Spoleto Festival USA is going strong in Charleston, and our radio crew is busy capturing the popular Chamber Music Concerts 2015 for a quick turnaround broadcast for South Carolina listeners only. Jeanette Guinn continues her highlights of Festival sights and sounds on Spoleto Today, airing weekday mornings. The national series Performance Today is also in Charleston, bringing interviews and performances of the Festival to a national audience.
An NPR series, From the Top, made its first-ever visit to the state last fall, recording a program of music at Greenville’s Peace Center, with some of America’s finest classically trained young musicians. Be sure to tune in on June 8 to hear 16-year-old violinist Katherine Woo from Greer, as well as a performance by the Cantus Chamber Choir from the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville.
We also offer new television programming this month, including Masterpiece’s updated remake of Poldark. This swashbuckling hero took viewers by storm in the 1970s, and the new version promises to be just as riveting. Captain Ross Poldark is a Redcoat who returns to Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War to discover his lands are ruined and his true love is about to marry his cousin. First Peoples is an intriguing three-part series that examines our prehistoric ancestors, exploring the factors that helped early humans become dominant. And The Crimson Field takes viewers back in time to a WWI British army hospital in France, where doctors and nurses learn to heal the bodies and souls of the men wounded in the trenches.
Another South Carolinian is in the spotlight on Why Not Us?, a documentary that follows four first-generation college students around the country as they interview diverse leaders about their achievements. Jasmine Johnson, a USC student from Effingham, S.C., joins students from Mississippi, Florida and California for this enlightening road trip across America.
And a unique new ETV website has recently debuted. Carolina Money is an online business newsmagazine that features blog posts and video stories on a variety of topics, helping keep citizens informed about business and technological innovations across the state. Visit carolina-money.com.
President and CEO