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Southern Lights: Highlighting History, Art, and Columbia's Rivers

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Southern Lights Art Instillation

Southern Lights , a signature, long-term art installation by artist Chris Robinson, will span the Congaree River between the Blossom Street and Gervais Street bridges.

Southern Lights is a unique and one-of-a-kind artistic piece, largely because of its ambitious scale and artistic intricacy. Finishing the installation will require more time, but organizers expect it will be completed and operational nightly in 2018.

Upon completion, Southern Lights is scheduled to light up evenings...

Marion County's History and Its Museum

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Marion County History

Full of beauty and history, Marion County has a little something for every visitor. The Museum of Marion County has artifacts from the time during which the building was a school and many other pieces from all around the state.

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Resources - Extend the Learning!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

2017 solar eclipse seen from a satellite in orbit, about 1.5 million kilometers from Earth; Credits: NASA/Ernie Wright

South Carolina is the prime location for a total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. On Aug. 21, 2017, the eclipse begins near Lincoln City, OR, at 1:15 p.m. Totality ends at 2:48 p.m. near Charleston, SC.

South Carolina ETV and South Carolina Public Radio have compiled a comprehensive resource that provides all the information needed to enjoy and learn—more than you ever imagined—about this rare phenomenon! You’ll...

SC’s Eclipse Center of National TV Broadcast


Glenn Rawls

SCETV and Public Radio Total Solar Eclipse 2017

South Carolina ETV’s coverage of the solar eclipse is going to be carried live as a nationwide broadcast. Over 65% of public television’s World channels have already committed to carry the one-hour telecast live August 21 from 2:30-3:30 the eclipse passes above the state before moving over the Atlantic Ocean. A live stream will also be available nationwide for viewing over the Internet.

Using locations from around the state, including live footage from...

The Great American Eclipse

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn


Astrophotographer Hap Griffin visits us at "Making It Grow" and shares his passion for this event and also gives insights into the science of the Total Solar Eclipse including tips to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

South Carolina ETV's live eclipse coverage can be viewed online, August 21.

Behind the Scenes: Photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse Production

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi


South Carolina is the prime location for a total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. On Aug. 21, 2017, the eclipse begins near Lincoln City, OR, at 1:15 p.m. Totality ends at 2:48 p.m. near Charleston, S.C.

South Carolina ETV and South Carolina Public Radio will provide Solar Eclipse Coverage. Leading up to August 21, 2017, a series of multi-platform segments will prepare viewers and listeners for the...

Sen. Graham Calls on AG Sessions, DHS to Investigate Domestic Terror, Racist Groups

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Sen. Lindsey Graham in Columbia on Aug. 15, 2017.

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that he wants U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to personally investigate the domestic terrorism and civil rights abuses that happened in Charlottesville on Saturday.

Graham, during an unrelated press conference, went further and called upon the U.S. Department of Justice and Homeland Security to see if white supremacy groups are on the rise in the country.

“This is an opportunity for the Trump administration to come down like...

SC Attorney General Sues Opioid Company Over Epidemic

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

S.C. Rep. Eric Bedingfield holds a picture of his son who died from an overdose in 2016.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson lodged a lawsuit against opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma, Tuesday, over deceptive marketing of painkillers to patients that helped fuel that state’s opioid epidemic.

The lawsuit, filed in Richland County Court, alleges Purdue told doctors that patients receiving opioids wouldn’t become addicted to prescribed opioids, those that were addicted were not—rather they were pseudo-addicted, and that opioids could be taken in higher doses without disclosing the risk of the...

Farm to Table in Beaufort, SC

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Farm to Table

Many of Beaufort's restaurants are not only locally owned and operated, but also have strong partnerships with many of the local farms. Saltus Executive Chef, Brian Waters, explains why buying and eating local is so important.

Hundreds Turn Out for Job Fair Following Nuclear Project Closure

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Hundreds attend the Employ SC job fair in Chapin on Aug. 14, 2017.

Hundreds of people attended a job fair in Chapin Monday, following the termination of the V.C. Summer nuclear project in late July.

Approximately 6,000 people were affected by the project closure, many of whom sought out job opportunities with state agencies and private companies, who jumped at the opportunity to provide help.

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce director Cheryl Stanton said former V.C. Summer employees have skills that can translate into several...

Inmates Find Peace Through Writing

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch


Inmates at the Perry Correctional Institute, located in Pelzer, have found a way to connect with one another and express themselves through a writing program called The Writers Block. Through classes, writing, and sharing, they have a new outlook on life, and are, for many, published authors.

SC Farmers Can Now Apply to Grow Hemp

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Gov. Henry McMaster signs the industrial hemp bill during a ceremonial bill signing on June 21, 2017.

Applications are now available for farmers in South Carolina to grow the state’s newest crop—hemp.

Earlier this year, lawmakers, led by Rep. Russell Ott, a Democrat from St. Matthews, sent the governor a bill, which he signed in May, making it legal to grow industrial hemp. A limited planting of the crop will take place next spring for research purposes.

This fall, the S.C. Department of Agriculture will select 20 farmers, ranging in...

Peach Cake and Pie Recipes

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Peach Cake

Gaie Collins McLeod from McLeod Farms in McBee, SC joins us in the Making It Grow kitchen. Gaie will share some recipes for peach desserts that were featured at their recent peach festival.

The Summer Fresh Peach Cake with Blackberry Drizzle Recipe from McLeod Farms: 8 to 10 Soft Peaches 2 sticks butter 1 cup light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1 Tablespoon vanilla 1/2 cup buttermilk 3 Cups self-rising...

In Our Son's Name

From: SCETV Presents

Image of Phyllis and Orlando Rodriguez

Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez's lives shatter with the death of their son, Greg, who dies with thousands of others at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Instead of seeking revenge, the grieving couple begin a journey of reconciliation that transforms their lives. Their odyssey thrusts them reluctantly into the public eye as they speak out against war in Iraq and Afghanistan, oppose the death penalty for 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, and befriend his...

Pawleys Island Hammocks

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi


More than a century ago, a riverboat captain set out to make a comfortable rope bed that was perfect for those Lowcountry nights. Now you can still find hand-crafted hammocks on Pawleys Island made in the same tradition.

ETV Will Come to You! Plan Now…Free Technology Workshops at Your School

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teachers in class on computers

ETV will come to your school to provide professional development workshops to meet your needs. These workshops are FREE for South Carolina public, charter, private, home schools, and higher education pre-service teachers. We encourage you to look at the current ETV PD Workshop offerings and contact ETV to set up a workshop for your teachers.

Senate Leaders Call For Special Session Over Failed Nuclear Project

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Lawmakers could return to session to block potential rate hikes as a result of the failure of the V.C. Summer Project.

South Carolina Senate leaders want to convene a special legislative session to tackle issues from a failed nuclear power plant project.

Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey, R-Edgefield, and Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler, D-Columbia, wrote Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, asking him to convene a special session to halt potential rate hikes as a result of the collapse of the V.C. Summer Project.

SCANA and state-owned Santee Cooper announced they would...

SCEMD Prepares Businesses, Residents, and Visitors for the 2017 Total Eclipse


SCEMD Total Eclipse Recommendations and Safety Tips

South Carolina Emergency managers are planning for an influx of more than 1 million visitors into South Carolina. Eclipse viewers who gather in areas like Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston will experience the longest period of 100% total eclipse for a metropolitan area on the U.S. East Coast. Hotels and related businesses are expected to be filled above capacity for nearly a week in prime viewing areas. Cell phone service and smartphone Internet may be unavailable...

Officials: Prepare For Potential Eclipse Day Problems

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Always wear eclipse glasses during and after the solar eclipse.

Several South Carolina officials want citizens to be prepared for traffic, delays and even dangerous accidents caused by the rare eclipse and an influx of visitors to the state.

A lot of things could happen around that event and we’re prepared for those,” Major General Robert Livingston said. “Have a plan. It’s going to get dark a little bit after 2 p.m. across the state.”

The eclipse will leave cities like Greenville, Anderson,...

Life Without Health Insurance: Restaurant Owner, Cancer Survivor Finds Alternatives

From: Telehealth

Taylor Crouch

Nunez with co-workers

“It was a no brainer,” says Marcos Nunez.

As a restaurant owner and two-time cancer survivor, Nunez took a tip from one of his regular customers: telehealth.

“I do it on my computer at home. For the simple fact that it's a lot nicer to relax and see him on the big screen. I could do it here at the restaurant if I needed to. It is very, very convenient.”

Between the...

Templeton Wades Into Controversial Topics During First Town Hall

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

S.C. gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton talks with people before a town hall event on Aug. 1, 2017.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton fielded questions during a 90-minute Pickens County GOP town hall event Tuesday.

During the 90-minute event, Templeton waded into issues dealing with southern heritage, transgender issues, her brief tenure at the S.C. Ports Authority, utility regulations, abortion, and Islam, among other issues asked by the roughly 30 people in attendance

Templeton, 46, was appointed director of the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation in 2010 by then...

Sesame Street in Communities - Nurse Family Partnership

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Nurse and parents with newborn infant

Did you know Sesame Street in Communities isn’t only a website? It’s also a growing network of community providers like you, who leverage Sesame Street content in their work with kids and families. One of our great partners is Nurse Family Partnership (NFP). With locations in 43 states, NFP offers first time moms in-home visits by a registered nurse for the first two years of pregnancy and parenting. We love how they take a client-centric...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, August 2017


Linda O'Bryon

2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

South Carolina is in the direct path of the continental total solar eclipse, the first in almost 100 years. Anchored in Columbia, with reports from Charleston and Clemson, we will simulcast (on TV, radio and the web) a live special during the actual eclipse, Aug. 21, 2:30- 3:30 p.m., hosted by Beryl Dakers. Leading up to Aug. 21, SCETV will stream interviews with astronauts, scientists, naturalists and other experts on...

Big Buck Racing

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Big Buck Racing

In 1997 The Grand National Cross Country held its first race at Big Buck in Union County, SC. In that time over 15,000 riders from all over the world have participated in the Big Buck GNCC events.

Interested in Becoming an Online Educator?

From: Education

Kathy Finger

image of woman at laptop smiling

This fall, start your journey to earn the SC Add-On Online Teaching Endorsement and become an online educator! PBS TeacherLine offers the two required courses SC educators must take as part of their coursework; get started with one course beginning September 13, 2017!

The Add-On Online Teaching Endorsement is an optional certification intended to enhance an educator's skills and knowledge beyond that required for traditional teaching and to prepare the individual to teach classes...