President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, December 2023

Image of Mary Berry in a holiday decorated kitchen for Mary Berry’s Highland Christmas

As we near the end of another remarkable year, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge a few accomplishments from 2023 and remind you about the great programming from SCETV you can enjoy during the holiday season.

This year was filled with milestones. SC Public Radio celebrated 50 years with featured programming and community events. SCETV hosted the first-ever Be My Neighbor Day in Greenville. We celebrated 20 years of the South Carolina Channel, 30 years of Making It Grow and 50 years of hip-hop with SCETV’s Flow Fusion. We also kept viewers and listeners informed before and during Hurricane Idalia as its impact was felt across the state. These accomplishments are significant and were all made possible through your support.

As we end 2023, I invite you to join us for a special Doc Martin Season nine marathon leading up to the highly anticipated premiere of Season 10 on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. For mystery enthusiasts, new episodes of Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen will delve into the origins of Agatha Christie's macabre magic on Dec. 10 at 7 and 8 p.m. Because there is something for everyone, on Dec. 18 at 8 p.m., we're celebrating 25 Years of Lidia Bastianich with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee. The beloved award-winning chef will commemorate her incredible journey as one of the longest-running cooking shows on PBS.

The holiday season wouldn't be complete without a plethora of holiday programming. Programs such as Christmas at Westminster: An Evening of Readings and Carols, airing on Dec. 8 at 5 p.m., and Debbie Gibson Holiday: A Soundcheck Special, airing on Dec. 14 at 8:30 p.m., are ways to hear your favorite holiday hits. On Dec. 26 at 4 p.m., tune in for Mary Berry’s Highland Christmas where she'll share her Scottish heritage and delightful dishes. Hosted by lifestyle expert Sira Williams, Karamu: Feast for the 7th Day will also explore the tradition of Kwanzaa on Dec. 31 at 11:30 a.m.

Lastly, make sure to keep an eye on our social media channels for the SCETV Season of the Secret holiday campaign.

With these incredible programs and milestones, there's no doubt that 2023 will be a year to remember. Thank you for your unwavering support and commitment to this Network. You are appreciated, and we look forward to making many more memorable moments with you.

Wishing you a joyful holiday season!

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Adrienne Fairwell
President & CEO
South Carolina ETV and SC Public Radio