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Special Episodes of “Washington Week” and “Need to Know” Produced at South Carolina ETV Studios

For Immediate Release
January 20, 2012

Columbia, SC… On the eve of South Carolina’s Republican Primary, viewers across the nation will tune into a special edition of “Washington Week” produced at South Carolina ETV’s studios in Columbia. The episode airs Friday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. on ETV, and again Monday, Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. on ETV World.

Previewing South Carolina’s crucial “First in the South” primary, the program will feature host Gwen Ifill and a panel of reporters who have been following the candidates:

  • Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times
  • Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post
  • Charles Babington of The Associated Press
  • Sam Youngman of Reuters

Ifill will also be the primary correspondent for Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” with her reports originating from ETV’s studios. The program can be seen on ETV at 6 p.m., with rebroadcasts later that night on ETV World at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Earlier this week, the PBS program “Need to Know,” hosted by Jeff Greenfield, also recorded from ETV’s studios. The program follows “Washington Weektonight at 8:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on ETV and Monday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. on ETV World. This episode focuses on the voting power of African Americans in South Carolina and across the Deep South nearly half a century after the passage of the federal Voting Rights Act.

Go behind the scenes with pre-production pictures from our studio

For more about these national broadcasts, visit our Special Reports Blog.

South Carolina ETV (presenting station) is the state's public educational broadcasting network.  Using television, radio and the web, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning.  South Carolina ETV currently presents A Chef’s Life, Expeditions, and For Your Home on public television in addition to national radio productions Song Travels, Piano Jazz, Spoleto Festival USA, and World of Opera.



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