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EOC Reports: It’s Not Just Football Season, It’s Reading Season!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Education Oversight Committee Read Your Way to the Big Game 2016 Reading Content

The “Read Your Way to the Big Game” Contest is underway for the second year in a row! Contest kits have been mailed to all primary, elementary, and middle schools in South Carolina. Public school students in PK-8 are again eligible to participate in this year’s contest, which ends November 1.

Two winning students (one reading for the University of South Carolina and one for Clemson) each will receive four free tickets to the...

ETV Trainers Provide Free, Diverse PD: 1 to Many or 1 to 1

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Young students using tablets

ETV trainers will come to your school or district to provide quality professional development workshops on diverse topics: mobile devices, 1 to many or 1 to 1, Webtools, StreamlineSC, and more … all to meet your needs!

These powerful and engaging workshops are FREE for South Carolina public, charter, private, and home schools. We invite schools and districts to look at the current ETV Professional Development Workshop offerings and contact ETV Education to book...

ETV Highlights for October 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo from Autism: Emerging from the Maze

National Disability and Down Syndrome Awareness Month:

Carolina Stories: Spokes and Strings – Wheelchair Tennis

Athletes Bob Masella, Sarah Castell and Israel Shulz rely on wheels, not legs, in national competitions of wheelchair tennis.

Airs: October 2 at 4:00 p.m. on ETV

Southern Lens: Jackson Sandwich

A filmmaker chronicles the early days following his son’s diagnosis with autism.

Airs: October 2 at 4:30 p.m....

A Mother's Voice

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch


There are almost 1,400 women incarcerated in South Carolina prisons, and 80 percent of those women are mothers—mothers who are missing integral parts of their children’s developmental years.

Through a program developed at The Riley Institute at Furman University's Diversity Leadership Initiative, along with S.C.'s Department of Correction, A Mother's Voice, has become a reality and is now helping to connect those mothers to their children.

For more on the program, visit The...

Our Charleston Stations Will Be Off Air Temporarily


Glenn Rawls

Charleston Broadcast notice

We're replacing our TV and radio antennas in Charleston, a process that was interrupted by Hurricane Matthew. We hope to have crews back in Charleston Tuesday to finish the work, which should take several days. Thank you for your patience.

Our radio service WSCI-FM 89.3 is available anytime on or by using our app available via Google or iTunes.

For those who might be curious, our friends at note that “antennae”...

Behind the Scenes of the Battle of Camden

From: Behind the Scenes

Kaitlyn Cannon

The Battle of Camden Reenactment

Just recently, the South Carolina ETV team travelled to Camden, South Carolina to shoot footage for The Southern Campaign of The American Revolution . This shoot’s focus was the Battle of Camden, which occurred on August 16 1780. This historical reenactment was a sight to see. Passionate reenactors traveled hours to Camden from both inside and outside of the state to participate in the event. Yet, the reenactors are not the only ones passionate about...

"Raging Water" explores SC 1,000-Year Flood


Glenn Rawls

National Guardsmen in helicoper observe flooded river

ETV’s new film Raging Water explores the effects of the historic “1,000-year flood” on South Carolina. As a potential rain event turned into a catastrophe, South Carolina is faced with overwhelming rainfall, 19 deaths, the breach of manmade structures, the failure of water systems, and floodwaters that swept into an already engorged river system. The water traveled downstream through nearly half the state, where floodwaters caused agricultural devastation and the destruction of neighborhoods in Clarendon,...

ETV Carolinas: The Museum of York County and The Pump House Restaurant

From: SCETV Regionals

Kaitlyn Cannon

"An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree" held at The Museum of York County.

An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree

On Sunday, Sept. 18, The Museum of York County hosted An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree . At this event, award-winning chef Nathalie Dupree taught her fans how to create cream cheese Southern biscuits. The event concluded with a book signing and refreshments. I had the opportunity to catch up with Nathalie after the event and ask her a few questions. When asked what she likes about events like...

Behind the Scenes of "Raging Water"

From: Behind the Scenes

Tabitha Safdi

Raging Water

Raging Water takes a look back at the historic floods that devastated the state last October. Mark Adams, the producer/director of the documentary shares a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the film.

Raging Water includes photos and footage that illustrate the damage of the hardest-hit areas, including Columbia, Clarendon County, Berkeley County, Georgetown County and Charleston. Interviews are with Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, S.C. Army National...

Tuesday, October 4 - Join Us for a Special LIVE Showing of "The Will of the People"

From: Education

Photo from Colonial Wiliamsburg - The Will of the People

The Will of the People

The presidential campaign of 1800 was perhaps the most bitter in U.S. history. Thomas Jefferson explains to modern students how negative campaigning, partisan politics, and contested elections have been part of our political system since the republic's earliest days.

Join APT's IQ Learning Network as we watch these videos and interact live. As the 2016 Presidential Election draws near, let's explore the election process in a historical...

Register NOW through Oct. 10 for ETV Teacher Recertification Courses

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Young woman at laptop

STILL time to register for ETV Teacher Recertification FALL session! Offered are SDE-approved, online, self-paced courses that earn 20 renewal credits each … Two NEW courses with Rudy Mancke and other popular courses, including Safe Schools (Bullying) , A Literary Tour of SC, Career Education, and SC Chronicles. Plus, Rudy Mancke’s Natural History course for 60 renewal credits offered this fall, too!

“ These courses exceeded my expectations. Lessons were excellent and motivating with...

Palmetto Scene to Offer Interviews to SC Federal Candidates

From: Palmetto Scene

Glenn Rawls

SCETV logo

SCETV’s weekly public affairs program, Palmetto Scene , is reaching out to qualified candidates for US Congressional Districts 1-7 and the US Senate seat to participate in a joint interview. The interviews will be scheduled in the weeks prior to the general election and will air Thursday nights on Palmetto Scene .

Interviews will be conducted by Charles Bierbauer, Dean of the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies at the University of South...

International Group Focuses on Brain Health

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

Brain health

Our conversation about what you can do to keep your brain healthy continues. In this next segment, we introduce you to The Global Council on Brain Health. And Dr. Barbara Bendlin, Associate Professor-University of Wisconsin, talks with us about why dancing may be the ultimate exercise for staving off dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Salkehatchie Summer Service Helping Those In Need

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

teen working on roof

Salkehatchie Summer Service , a mission of the United Methodist Church-South Carolina Conference, has been helping those in need since 1978. This summer, Palmetto Scene visited with a group in Columbia, where students came together for a week to make new friends, and most importantly, to help those in need.

Renewal Courses + Rudy’s Natural History – Teachers Register Now

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of Rucy Mancke outdoors

ETV Teacher Recertification offers courses in ELA, science, social studies, mathematics, the arts, bullying/cyber safety, and more to meet your renewal needs. Each course earns 20 renewal credits (NO graduate credit) and costs $75. Courses approved by SC Department of Education for renewal credit, facilitated online and self-paced … you can work on them at anytime from anywhere!

FALL Session: Register September 1 – October 6. Courses will open September 26 for you...

Arthur Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Episodes Oct. 10-14

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Screen shot from PBS Arthur website

Celebrating its 20 th anniversary, Arthur begins a new season with four new episodes the week of October 10. TV’s longest-running animated children’s series has fueled imaginations and fostered a love of reading for a generation of kids and adults!

Based on the best-selling books written and illustrated by Marc Brown, the show is set in the fictional American city and revolves around the lives of 8-year-old Arthur Read, and anthropomorphic aardvark, and his...

U.S. INPUT Call for Submissions for INPUT 2017 in Thessaloniki, Greece


Amy Shumaker

Manuel Jimenez Morales an interactive producer from Spain at INPUT 2016

U.S. INPUT PRE-SELECTION CALL FOR SUBMISSION for Thessaloniki, Greece – May 7 – 11, 2017 Deadline: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

INPUT has organized international television’s most important and influential annual screening conference for more than 35 years. This unique event — held annually in a different country — encourages the development of public service television by screening and debating the most outstanding programs from around the world.

U.S. producers interested in entering...

Constitution Day James Otis Lecture: View Online!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

ABOTA (Amrerican Board of Trial Advocates) James Otis logo

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SC ABOTA) presents the Eighth Annual James Otis Lecture Series in observance of National Constitution Day. The topic for the 2016 James Otis Lecture is the Constitutional Convention and the role South Carolina played in our nation’s founding.

Broadcast from the SC State Museum, the program’s featured speaker is Joel W. Collins, Jr., Esquire, founding partner of the prestigious Collins & Lacy Law...

Home Telehealth Empowers Patients to Take Care of Their Own Health

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Caroline Wallinger discusses patients' readings and strategies during a weekly phone call.

“Diabetes is not a disease that you manage in the clinic alone. You see a doctor maybe every 3 months, and you see them for about 10-20 minutes. That’s not going to take care of your diabetes. You need to take care of it at your own home,” says Dr. Leonard Egede with the MUSC Center for Health Disparities Research .

He is the initiator of a diabetes management initiative that aims to help...

Say ‘Yes’ to Recess: Clemson Colleges Argue Benefit of Recess and Play

From: Education

Melanie Kieve

Yes to Recess - children playing at recess

Say ‘Yes’ to Recess: Clemson Colleges Argue Benefit of Recess and Play

Recess. We all loved it. But did we know how much of a role it played in our overall education?

An interdisciplinary team of educators from Clemson University are addressing that topic in “Say ‘Yes’ to Recess,” a ClemsonTV webcast highlighting the importance of recess and providing recommendations on recess-related school policies. The video is the latest in Clemson’s “Policy Matters”...

ETV Now Offering Read to Succeed Course!

From: Education

Kathy Finger

Children sitting together reading

Through its partnership with PBS TeacherLine, ETV is now offering a Read to Succeed (R2S) Foundations in Reading course ! Approved by the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE), this course is one of four required to earn the R2S Literacy Teacher Endorsement which all SC educators certified in Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, Montessori (through Elem II), and ESOL (if primary area of certification) must earn within two certificate renewal cycles.

The course,...

PBS Spotlight Education Sept. 12-17 Includes American Graduate Day

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Shaquille Oneal

As our students head back to school, special PBS programs take an in-depth look at the state of education cross the nation, the challenges facing today’s students and new models of learning. As part of the Spotlight Education line-up, locally-produced ETV American Graduate segments that examine successful, innovative educational initiatives across South Carolina will be featured.

PBS Spotlight Education Week September 12-17 features programs and documentaries as well as special episodes of NOVA,...

SC Campaigns Gear Up After Labor Day

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

vote button

This week, the country celebrated Labor Day, which for many is the official end to summer, but it’s also when campaigns across the country kick into high gear. Candidates running for office have two months to sway voters to their side. While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are on the minds of many, there are several state seats up for grabs, including U.S. Senate and all Congressional seats. Here are the candidates running for those...

The Yarn Bombing of Main Street, Columbia

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Yarn Bombing in Columbia

Columbia's Main Street recently recieved a colorful makeover, compliments of area partners and a few artists. These Yarn Bombers covered the 1500 block of Main Street (between Taylor and Hampton) with the colorful stitching. "We can all relate to yarn. I think it reminds us of our childhood and our grandmothers and mothers, says Bohumila Augustinova." It's a project and partnership that came to life after months of hard work and a lot of yarn....


From: Education

Bette Jamison

Screen shot of PBS Teachers Lounge website

This fall, PBS Education welcomes the back-to-school season with the launch of TEACH BOLDLY , a year-long celebration to honor educators across the country. This multi-platform, teacher-centric campaign begins on September 12 with the start of Spotlight Education – a special week of programming on PBS dedicated to the influencers, icons, and issues impacting the 21st century classroom.

Throughout the year, TEACH BOLDLY will invite educators to explore the new PBS Teachers’ Lounge -...