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About By the River

“By the River” is a weekly show that features discussions with authors from South Carolina and around the Southeast. Produced in partnership between SCETV and the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB), season two of “By the River” will feature 14 episodes.

Cassandra King Conroy, the widow of Pat Conroy, will be the featured guest in the first episode. Among the other authors to appear in season two are Patti Callahan Henry, Sallie Ann Robinson, Robert Hicks, J.C. Sasser, George Singleton, Bren McClain, Rebecca Bruff, F. Rutledge Hammes, Larry Rowland, Debbi Convington, Lisa Ann Cullen, Randy Spencer and Kim Michele.

As part of the collaboration with USCB, students in the school’s communication studies program are heavily involved in the production of “By the River.” This season, a new set was designed and constructed, with assistance from those students. 

Season two of “By the River” received support from the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USCB, Hargray Communications, SC Humanities, the Sea Islands Institute at USCB, the Research Initiative for Summer Engagement at the University of South Carolina and other individual contributors.

“By the River” airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on SCETV. For more information, visit