"Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina" to air on ETV

Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland.

South Carolina ETV is celebrating the state’s Pulitzer Prize winners in a new three part series From the Jazz Age to the Digital Age: Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina, airing Thursday nights beginning May 5, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. on ETV.

The first program features South Carolina’s living Pulitzer Prize commentators and columnists, Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland, both of The Washington Post.  The second program, airing May 12, features South Carolina’s living Pulitzer Prize winning reporters: Glenn Smith, Jennifer Berry-Hawes and Natalie Caula-Hauff, whose series with Doug Pardue on domestic violence won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service at The (Charleston) Post and Courier.  The honorees provide insight on the significance of the Pulitzer Prizes they have received.  They also discuss the dedication and demands of award-winning journalism, and how their work has resulted in a positive social impact.  The first two programs are moderated by Charles Bierbauer, Dean of the USC College of Information and Communications and former CNN reporter. 

The third program examines the significance and lasting impact of the late Julia Peterkin, South Carolina’s only recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in literature.  Moderated by SCETV’s Beryl Dakers, the program features Gayla Jamison, producer/director of the film Cheating the Stillness: The World of Julia Peterkin; Peterkin biographer Susan Millar Williams; and Peterkin scholar Margaret Washington of Cornell University.  Peterkin won the Pulitzer in 1929, and was a well-to-do white woman writing about African Americans in a way that made most readers assume she was also African American.  The program will not only explore Peterkin’s gifts as a storyteller but will also address her remarkable achievements in the context of the culture, the times and the expected roles of women in society during the Jazz Age.

From the Jazz Age to the Digital Age: Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes.  These three public television programs are supported by a Pulitzer Prize Board partnership with the Federation of State and Territorial Humanities Councils, and funded by grants from the Carnegie Corporation and the Mellon, Ford and Knight foundations.  The programs are produced by SCETV in partnership with the Humanities CouncilSC and the USC College of Information and Communications.