Tabitha Safdi

From Coach to Teacher: 2018 National Principal of the Year Talks Career Path

December 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Dr. Akil Ross at Chapin High School

Chapin High School Principal Dr. Akil Ross was recently named the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) 2018 National Principal of the Year. In this clip, Dr. Ross talks about growing up in Washington D.C., his love for football, and how the sport...

Hanukkah: Lighting the Darkness

December 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Menorah lights for Hanukkah

Rabbi Hesh Epstein of the Chabad of South Carolina explains Hanukkah and why this festival of lights is so important to the Jewish faith. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts for eight nights and days. It starts on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar...

Tony the Peanut Man

November 28, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Tony the Peanut Man

A few years ago, right in the heart of Market Street, you could hear the echos of Tony the Peanut Man. He was an iconic figure, not only for his enthusiastic personality, but for his boiled peanuts. The town of Charleston, as well as the visitors that passed by, enjoyed...

Chapin High School Principal Named 2018 National Principal of the Year

November 28, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Dr. Akil Ross during an assembly

Chapin High School’s principal, Dr. Akil Ross, has a mantra for the school, “We are a thousand passions with one heartbeat." He aims to foster an environment where students can be challenged, while pursuing their own interests. In a surprise assembly in October, Dr. Ross...

Inside a Yarn Factory

November 21, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Yarn Factory

Parkdale in Gaffney, S.C. is one of the largest yarn factories in the world. They produce enough yarn to go to the moon and back multiple times a day and use the most up to date technology to make sure they continue to do so.

S.C. Summer Camp Helping Students Combat Summer Learning Loss

November 9, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Camp iRock

Camp iRock is an innovative summer camp that helps children improve their reading abilities while having tons of summer camp fun. In the spring, the School District of Pickens County identifies rising 2nd, 3rd and 4th-graders who could use a boost in their reading abilities...

50 Ways to Celebrate the Public Broadcasting Act in South Carolina

November 7, 2017 - Posted in SCETV by Tabitha Safdi
The Early Days

Today the Public Broadcasting Act turns 50! The law created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and later led to the creation of both PBS and NPR . From our first classes in the library of a high school to our multi-platform national presence, South Carolina ETV and...

City of Anderson

November 7, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
City of Anderson

City of Anderson's downtown is a true beauty! From the historic background and statues, to the modern artistic fish, to the words of wisdom on the pavement, there's much to see and do in the "Electric City."

Greenville Program Offers Students a Chance to Innovate!

November 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Students studying together after school

Innovate! is a program that celebrates and empowers students from third grade through high school with afterschool, summer and weekend programs. The program’s focus is to break the cycle of poverty of students in the west Greenville neighborhood one child at a time...

Reading Program Aims to Make Summer Count

November 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Make Summer Count

Reading well at a young age is the most important building block for later success in school and life. Make Summer Count is a summer program that helps close the achievement gap by giving children and families the resources they need to be able to read all summer long. The...

Caught on Camera: Ghosts of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point

October 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Photo of ghost

It’s no secret that Charleston is one of South Carolina’s most haunted cities. The SCETV production team decided to highlight a place with lots of claims of unexplained paranormal phenomena…the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. The USS Yorktown has a long history dating back...

Springs Mills Acousticot Bed

October 24, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Springs Mills Acousticot Bed

The Springs Cotton Mills "Springmaid" ad campaign was an attention getter. The Acousticot Bed was another one of those attention getting ad campaigns. The Acousticot is a 1950s bed with lots of "space age" features like a coffee maker, electric shaver, and TV.

SCETV Looks Toward the Future with the PBS Digital Immersion Project

October 2, 2017 - Posted in SCETV by Tabitha Safdi
Meeting at McWaters

The Digital Immersion Project , developed by PBS Digital with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is a unique opportunity that mixes in-depth training, hands-on workshops, and collaborative mentorship to improve overall expertise in digital strategies and...

"I've Always Been Proud of Serving My Country." SC Veteran Remembers Vietnam War

September 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Richard West with the US Army Corps of Engineers

From February 1969 through February 1970, Richard West served as a Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam War. His job was to build bridges and buildings that would serve as base camps. In this video, he talks about what life was like halfway around...

Road Into Rivers: Hurricane Irma at Isle of Palms

September 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Storm surge at Isle of Palms

ISLE OF PALMS - With heavy rain and winds peaking at 43 mph, residents of the Isle of Palms are weathering Hurricane Irma with bated breath. Some streets on the barrier island are turning into rivers. Isle of Palms Weather has reported 1.78 inches of rain since 12:00 AM...

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