Sarah Pritchard

Archaeological Field School at Fort Hill

By Sarah Pritchard

Junior Carson King works in the open trench at Fort Hill on June 19, 2019.For the second consecutive summer, a group of Clemson students is digging up a part of the university's past as a part of the six-week archaeological field school . Visiting lecturer David Markus is leading the charge to uncover the history of the enslaved persons at Fort Hill. Students and faculty hope that this site at the heart of Clemson's campus will help to tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked for the Calhoun and Clemson families during the antebellum period. The goal of the field school has always been to locate outbuildings, such as the spin house/weave...

Spread Your Wings | Endowment Intern Sarah

By Sarah Pritchard

Carolina Day at Fort Moultrie Flying far away from here is about the last thing I want to do right now, but alas my last day at ETV is quickly approaching. I cannot believe that last week was already my sixth week with SCETV, but it was probably the best yet. On Monday, we traveled to Greenville to film another virtual reality for the Let’s Go! series. We shot the Upcountry History Museum , and the whole thing was organized by yours truly. I felt really proud of myself for setting everything up and kind of getting to run the whole shoot. We shot four separate interviews, and as always, I learned a lot. Plus, it’s always...

Keep Yourself Alive | Endowment Intern Sarah

By Sarah Pritchard

An artifact that was found at the outbuilding site at Fort Hill. It is the body of a small porcelain doll. Hey, all you people, keep yourself alive (or something like that). I have been insanely busy the last couple of weeks with work and keeping myself alive, which is really just a metaphor for me trying not to drown in work. “Drown” might be dramatic (it is also another metaphor, because I am not actually swimming in my work), but I actually really enjoy trying to keep myself afloat because I like being busy. Hence, the very late week five blog post. For all of my fans out there, - hi, Mom and Dad – last week was awesome. I spent the first half of the week completing the video on drag racer Pete...

I Want It All | Endowment Intern Sarah

By Sarah Pritchard

Patina Miller in the pilot episode of the CBS hit drama Madam Secretary. She plays the role of Press Secretary Daisy Grant. “I want it all” was what I was saying to the dozens of people I was emailing last week for information about a certain actress. I spent a lot of time sending emails to people about Patina Miller, the S.C. African American History Calendar July Honoree . Since I am in charge of the video for this month, I have to find all of the materials and potential interviews for the video. I have found that when it comes to celebrities this is no easy task. It requires reaching out to a lot of different people to try and find any pictures or video clips you can get permission to use. I would say that this...

SC African American History Calendar - July Honoree: Patina Miller

By Sarah Pritchard

SC African American History Calendar - July Honoree: Patina Miller(Photo of Patina Miller in "Madam President" courtesy of Sarah Shatz/CBS.) Patina Miller is a celebrated actress, performer and singer. Born in the small town of Pageland, S.C. on November 6, Miller was raised with music. She grew up singing in her local church’s gospel choir and attended the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities. Miller went on to attend Carnegie Mellon University where she earned a degree in musical theater. Her talents have earned her multiple nominations and awards both onstage and screen. She made her Broadway debut in 2011 as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ in “...

Don't Stop Me Now | Endowment Intern Sarah

By Sarah Pritchard

Dr. Myers on stage at GSSM in Hartsville. Next to her is the Apollo 11 mission patch. When Freddie Mercury wrote “Don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time,” he must have been referring to the South Carolina ETV Endowment Internship because I am having a ball. Seriously, this week was great. I felt like I was on a roll and got a lot accomplished on a few different projects I was working on. Where do I begin? I feel like I got a lot done for the South Carolina African American History Calendar (SCAAHC). For starters, we finally discussed that I will be taking over the project for July and August, so it is my responsibility to put together videos like these for Patina...

The Show Must Go On | Endowment Intern Sarah

By Sarah Pritchard

A still shot from the Janice Marshall interview. It’s hard to believe week two of my internship is already complete. Time seems to be flying by, so I must be having a great time. This week was a little different from my first week, because my supervisor, Ty, was in Nashville all week for a conference. But, like Queen says, the show must go on. I spent a lot of my time during the first part of the week learning the ropes on the SC African American History Calendar videos from Andrew Davis. On Tuesday, we had the interview with the honoree for the month of June, Janice Marshall . I sat in and watched the set-up for the interview, and then got...

"Chasing the Moon" Screener Event at S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics

By Sarah Pritchard

Professor of Astronomy Dr. Jeannette MyersOn Monday, May 20, 2019 , SCETV hosted a "Chasing the Moon" screener event at the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, S.C. The public event began with a brief reception in the North Lobby of the Gerald Malloy Student Activity Center and the screening was held in the gymnasium of the center. In addition to the screening, this event included a speech from Francis Marion University Professor of Astronomy Dr. Jeannette Myers. Part of PBS’ “American Experience” series, Robert Stone’s “Chasing the Moon” traces the space race from its earliest beginnings to the...

Now I'm Here | Endowment Intern Sarah

By Sarah Pritchard

Sarah shows off her desk. As Brian May once wrote, "Here I stand (here I stand) / Looked around, around, around, around, around." That's how I felt on my first day. I was nervous and felt overwhelmed by everything, but I somehow managed to lose those feelings within the first couple of hours. I have been keeping a journal, so I can remember everything that happens each day. I have found this to be very helpful, as the days do seem to run together. Below is a summary with the highlights of each day of my first week. Day 1 The first day of my internship was admittedly a little overwhelming. Ty, my amazing supervisor,...

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