Tabitha Safdi

SCETV Looks Toward the Future with the PBS Digital Immersion Project

By Tabitha Safdi

Meeting at McWatersThe 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 tactics. The professional development program also focuses on strategic and organizational tactics, with the selected participants being able to draw on the project’s learnings and a national network of public media contacts to further digital success at the local level. The first year for the project was 2017, during which...

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

By Tabitha Safdi

Richard West with the US Army Corps of EngineersFrom 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 the world, how there were no front lines, and what it was like coming home. West also talks about attending a USO show while serving in Vietnam. View the video here . Click here to view more stories and to submit your Vietnam memory.

Road Into Rivers: Hurricane Irma at Isle of Palms

By Tabitha Safdi

Storm surge at Isle of PalmsISLE 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. Webcams are live on the deck at the The Windjammer . Video courtesy of Brett Husley.

"You Just Concentrate on Staying Alive." SC Veteran Remembers the Vietnam War

By Tabitha Safdi

Army photo of Karl NaugleFrom June 1969 through June 1970, Army Specialist 5th Class Karl Naugle served in the Vietnam War. As an artillery surveyor, his job was to drop into an area and mark the location for support cannons, defending the 125th Infantry. In this video, he talks about what life was like halfway around the world, being in the middle of a bloody war, and what it was like coming home. Naugle also talks about attending a USO show while serving in Vietnam. View the video here . The Vietnam War , a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, preimeries on September 17 on South Carolina ETV. Click here to view more...

SC Veterans Recall Bob Hope and His Vietnam USO Shows

By Tabitha Safdi

Bob Hope during on of his USO showsStarting in World War II, Bob Hope began a tradition of visiting troops during the holiday season. The United Service Organization (USO) started sending Hollywood and radio entertainers to perform. From 1964 to 1972, Hope included South Vietnam in is holiday season tours. According to HistoryNet.com , “Hope’s Vietnam engagements were among the most dangerous ever for the funnyman and his entertainers.” Not all of the 2.5 million troops who served in the area actually got the opportunity to attend Hope’s performance. For those who did get to attend, though, it was a welcomed moment of...

A Hero's Welcome Home: The Vietnam Experience

By Tabitha Safdi

Dog Tags from lost South Carolinians at the Vietnam ExhibitPatriots Point brings the history of the Vietnam War to life in this fully immersive 2 ½ acre exhibit called the Vietnam Experience . From viewing dog tags at the beginning of the exhibit, 895 South Carolinian's died in the Vietnam War. For a 360, immersive view of the exhibit, click here . Set in a "Brown Water Navy" support base and a U.S. Marine Corps artillery fire base during the Tet Offensive and the Battle of Khe Sanh in 1968, The Vietnam Experience Exhibit also serves as a place for the two million Vietnam veterans in the United States to reflect and reconnect with their experiences...

The Calhoun Times | ETV Shorts

By Tabitha Safdi

The Calhoun TimesFounded in 1892, The Calhoun Times is a three-generation family newspaper business serving the residents of Calhoun County. The weekly paper has subscribers not only all over the state but across the nation.

Southern Lights: Highlighting History, Art, and Columbia's Rivers

By Tabitha Safdi

Southern Lights Art InstillationSouthern Lights , a signature, long-term art installation by artist Chris Robinson, will span the Congaree River between the Blossom Street and Gervais Street bridges. Southern Lights is a unique and one-of-a-kind artistic piece, largely because of its ambitious scale and artistic intricacy. Finishing the installation will require more time, but organizers expect it will be completed and operational nightly in 2018. Upon completion, Southern Lights is scheduled to light up evenings in Cayce, West Columbia and Columbia. This installation is coming to fruition thanks to support from What’s Next...

Marion County's History and Its Museum | ETV Shorts

By Tabitha Safdi

Marion County HistoryFull of beauty and history, Marion County has a little something for every visitor. The Museum of Marion County has artifacts from the time during which the building was a school and many other pieces from all around the state.

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