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ETV Highlights for March 2017

March 9, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Nuremberg trial of Dr. Karl Brandt, Hitler's doctor and director of Nazi experiments on humans. Credit: PD / U.S. Signal Corps

ETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! In March, you’ll find a diverse selection of specials to celebrate Women’s History Month, an unprecedented series of three programs that addresses civilians being targets of war crimes, plus new episodes in ETV Kids Splash and Bubbles and Odd Squad!


Africa’s Great Civilization

Beginning with Africa’s ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. brings to life the epic stories of both little-known and celebrated African kingdoms and cultures.  Two hour-long programs: (Part 1) Origins/The Cross and the Crescent and The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations

Airs: March 1 at 9:00-11:00 p.m. on ETV (Go to ETV Schedule for repeats on ETVW)


Ken Burns: American Storyteller

Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., George Lucas, Yo-Yo Ma and others celebrate the acclaimed filmmaker and get an exclusive look at the upcoming production The Vietnam War.

Airs: March 9 at 7:00 p.m. on ETV


Dead Reckoning: War & Justice

Three hour-long programs that air back-to-back address an important issue. Civilians worldwide are increasingly the targets of war crimes. This unprecedented series examines the evolution of postwar justice in investigating genocide, ethnic cleansing and other atrocities and in prosecuting the perpetrators.

Airs: March 28 at 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on ETV


Great Performances: Dudamel Conducts Tangos Under the Stars with the LA Philharmonic

Sway to LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl as he leads the orchestra in an evening of Latin music, including works by Alberto Ginastera, Astor Piazzolla and Lalo Schifrin.

Airs: March 31 at 9:00 p.m. on ETV


Great Performances: Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Philharmonic

The Los Angeles Philharmonic's gala celebration of Williams' peerless achievements reunites Williams with violinist Itzhak Perlman. The performance features noted Williams’ compositions, including themes from Schindler's List. Natalie Portman hosts.

Airs: March 31 at 10:30 p.m. on ETV


Women’s History Month Specials


Women’s History Month is celebrated in March to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. On March 26 beginning at 3:00 p.m., ETV will present a special line-up of programs:

Women’s Specials on Sunday, March 26 beginning at 3:00 p.m.:

  • Southern Lens: The Florestine Collection - Experimental animator Helen Hill found more than 100 handmade dresses in a trash pile on one Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans. She set out to make a film about the dressmaker, an African-American seamstress who had recently passed away. The dresses and much of the film footage were later flood-damaged by Hurricane Katrina while Helen was still working on the film. Helen was murdered in a home invasion in New Orleans in 2007. Her husband Paul Gailiunas completed the film, which includes Helen's original silhouette, cut-out, and puppet animation, as well as flood-damaged and restored home movies.

Airs: March 26 at 3:00 p.m. on ETV

  • Powder & The Glory - This program tells a story of women's entrepreneurship through the lens of the creation and development of the rival business empires of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. These two indomitable immigrants changed all that and transformed the way we look at ourselves.

Airs: March 26 at 4:00 p.m. on ETV

  • Beth Ames Swartz: Reminders of Invisible Light – This program focuses on a woman artist's resolve to choose love and creativity over fear and pain. Through her visual interpretations of historic and revered wisdom systems of knowledge, Beth Ames Swartz invites us to honor the sacredness of all life. Swartz hopes that by visually showing the interconnectedness of one belief system to another, each of us may experience a common compassion. This story of healing, courage and love encourages viewers to reflect upon their own sense of purpose, spiritual values and our innate ability for continual transformation.

Airs: March 26 at 5:30 p.m. on ETV

  • Soldier On: Life After Deployment - Three women - Natasha Young, Amanda Tejada and Lyndsey Lyons - confront the challenges of readjusting to civilian life after their post-9/11 military service. Once back in the United States, the women cope with the disintegration of their relationships, alcohol and substance abuse, depression, health problems, military sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and employment difficulties.

Airs: March 26 at 6:00 p.m. on ETV

  • Penny Champion of the Marginalized - Celebrated criminal defense attorney and art collector Penny Cooper is a role model and pioneer.

Airs: March 26 at 7:00 p.m. on ETV

  • Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote - This program chronicles the dramatic vote to ratify this amendment, and the years of debate about women's suffrage that preceded it. On July 17, 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, arrived to spend a few days in Nashville. She was traveling on the heels of Tennessee Governor A.H. Roberts' announcement of a special session of the state legislature, called at the urging of President Woodrow Wilson. One more state needed to ratify the proposed amendment, and that duty rested solely on the shoulders of Tennessee. Learn about this interesting story!

Airs: March 26 at 7:30 p.m. on ETV


ETV Kids Programming


Splash and Bubbles New Episodes March 13-17

An animated preschool comedy inspiring kids to connect with and care about the ocean, Splash and Bubbles premieres new episodes week of March 13-17. Splash, Bubbles, and their Reeftown friends share amazing adventures, meet new creatures, and explore the diversity and wonder of life in the ocean.

Airs: Weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on ETV


Odd Squad Premieres Three New Episodes March 20-22

This series is a PBS KIDS live-action media property designed to help kids ages 5-8 learn math. Three new episodes are on top for the week of March 20-22! The show focuses on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of the Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to come to the rescue whenever something unusual happens. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases, as Olive and Otto work together to problem-solve and save the day in each episode.

Airs: Weekdays at 4:30 p.m. on ETV


Curious George Swings into Spring March 20 and 24

Don’t miss an encore run of this special on March 20 and 24! It's springtime and a little monkey has a big case of spring fever! But serious lobby dogs like Hundley have no time for frolicking, especially when there's a spring cleaning prize to be won. Hundley's dreams are dashed when a burst pipe forces him to evacuate the building and join George in the country. Seeing such a down dog, George gets the idea to give his friend spring fever, but instead Hundley gets lost. Will George be able to rescue Hundley and lift his spirits?

Airs: March 20 and 24 at 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on ETV



A young orphan uses her charm to capture the hearts of family, friends and strangers alike.

Airs: March 30 at 8:00 p.m. on ETV


Local Programming


Palmetto Scene

ETV’s weekly magazine-style series airs each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and focuses on SC arts and culture, business and economy, education, health, politics, and technology. 

March 2 – Topics include: How the blind are using technology; Telehealth stories; Legislative Update.

March 23 – Topics include: Inspirations behind famous women chefs; Children's Music Program; Duck hunting in SC.

March 30 – Topics include: Features from around SC.

NOTE: March 9 and 16 programs are pre-empted for special programming.


In addition to viewing the broadcast programs, you are invited to access the Palmetto Scene program segments archived online in streaming format. Visit


This Week in South Carolina

This new ETV public affairs series features interviews with the newsmakers of the week and is produced by the University of South Carolina with ETV.  Hosted by with Charles Bierbauer, former ABC and CNN correspondent and Dean of USC’s School of Information and Communication, the timely programs air each Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. on ETV. 

Airs: Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on ETV 

Repeats: Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. on ETVW

                 Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on SCC

                 Fridays (the Friday after original broadcast) at 5:00 p.m. on ETVW

Tentative Topics:

March 3 – Topics include: Newsmakers and policymakers in studio with host Charles Bierbauer.

March 24 – Topics include: Newsmakers and policymakers in studio with host Charles Bierbauer.

March 30 – Topics include: Newsmakers and policymakers in studio with host Charles Bierbauer.

NOTE: March 10 and 17 programs are pre-empted for special programming.


The State House Today

Coverage of the South Carolina Legislative season continues on ETV World.

Airs: Tuesdays: 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on ETVW

         Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on ETVW

         Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon on ETVW


To see full listings and schedule changes for ETV-HD, the SC Channel (SCC) and ETV World (ETVW):



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