Tabitha Safdi

SCETV's Songwriting Workshop featured Patrick Davis and Friends

By Tabitha Safdi

Songwriting Workshop

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) hosted a songwriting workshop featuring Patrick Davis, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Phillip Lammonds, in conjunction with the premiere of Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary, “Country Music."

SCETV also launched a country music songwriting contest, targeting rising fifth through 12th grade South Carolina students. The contest features both an individual and group category. To vote for your favorite artist click here

Kickers | Backroad Bites

By Tabitha Safdi

Kicker's Take-out in Greenwood, SC

The Sassafras to many South Carolinians is the tallest mountain in the state but for the folks of Greenwood, it’s a must-have menu item. On this episode of Backroad Bites, we donned our pastels for the Festival of Flowers stopping by Kickers to learn about what makes this part of the state so special. 

#SCETVDigital #Food #SouthCarolina 

Behind the Scenes | Backroad Bites

By Tabitha Safdi

Kitchen 27 interview with Gerald Pringle

From dirt roads to back roads, every path leads to delicious food when trekking the Palmetto State. Over the summer, SCETV took a ride down backroad South Carolina. We stopped by a few family owned restaurants to ask one question, "If South Carolina was one dish, what would it be?" Discover the answers in an all-new digital series called "Backroad Bites." 

New to SCETV Digital | Backroad Bites

By Tabitha Safdi

Backroad Bites

Starting September 12, something new is coming to South Carolina ETV! 

From dirt roads to back roads, every path leads to delicious food when trekking the Palmetto State. Discover South Carolina history and places while walking through the culture of a small-town downtown, through ETV’s new digital series Backroad Bites. Learn about our regions through local restaurateurs who are putting these places on the map. 

Beloved Lowcountry author, Dorothea Benton Frank, dies

By Tabitha Safdi

Dorothea Benton Frank

In 2010, The Big Picture visited her beloved Lowcountry home on Sullivan’s Island and spent the day getting to know her. In her typical humor, she told us she never dreamed of being an author, she always thought she’d be a “princess.”

Born and raised on Sullivan’s Island, Dorothea “Dottie” Benton Frank was a New York Times best-selling author of 20 novels that use South Carolina as a backdrop.

SCETV Accepting Applications for Social Media Ambassadors

By Tabitha Safdi

Social Media Ambassador

Do you love South Carolina ETV? Did you grow up watching Arthur, Mister Rogers, or another PBS Kids show? When a Downton Abbey marathon is on, do you mark it on your calendar? Then you may be a great person to represent South Carolina’s statewide public media station on social media! 

SCETV seeks its first class of Ambassadors. This inaugural cohort will receive special SCETV and PBS swag, be a critical part in sharing the mission of SCETV and will join a tight-knit statewide community of South Carolinians.

The Ghosts of Charleston's Old City Jail

By Tabitha Safdi


Built in 1802 and operational until 1939, the Old Charleston Jail housed the city’s most notorious criminals. Among those criminals, John and Lavinia Fisher and members of their gang were kept there until their execution in 1820. Among other famous prisoners, Denmark Vesey, accused of planning a slave revolt in 1822, Jaque Alexander Tardy, pirate, and Civil War POWs.