Culture

“IN PRINCIPLE” to Air Friday Nights on SCETV

By Ty Moody

IN PRINCIPLE Co-hosts Michael Gerson and Amy Holmes

IN PRINCIPLE will include guests from the worlds of politics, policy, the arts and academia. The half-hour program features co-hosts Michael Gerson, a frequent contributor to PBS NEWSHOUR, syndicated Washington Post columnist and author of the book Heroic Conservatism; and Amy Holmes, a political news commentator formerly of MSNBC and TheBlaze TV and Radio Network.

Holmes and Gerson will interview guests exploring the framework of today’s news and political conversations — examining how history, faith and culture influence the larger discussions taking place in the country today.

The Luna Moth

By Alfred Turner

Luna Moth - Actias luna.

There are two broods of Luna Moth each year in South Carolina.

Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from WWII (Full Episode)

By Glenn Fishkin

Jewish American Soldiers - Stories from WWII

Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from WWII is a documentary focusing on the life stories of Jewish American World War II veterans. The film explores their unique experiences of being Jewish soldiers during a time of extreme anti-Semitism both abroad, and in America.

South Carolina ETV is the presenting station and the program is distributed by NETA.

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II (Full Episode)

By Ty Moody

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II is the profound and remarkable story of the 550,000 Jewish Americans who served their country in World War II. These brave men and women fought for their nation and for Jewish people worldwide. Like all Americans, they fought against fascism, but they also waged a more personal fight – to save their brethren in Europe. Jewish servicemen were also among the first to assist the survivors of the Nazi concentration camps liberated by American troops.

Narrative: "Oh, Those Were Yummy Days!"

By Laura Hunsberger

Ann Edwards and Thomas Edwards, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project that collects the voices of our times. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Thomas and Ann Edwards sat down to talk about their marriage and the family they made together over 50 years. They both grew up in South Carolina, and here Ann and Thomas remember childhood in the 1950s and their own grandparents.

Gall Wasps

By Alfred Turner

 A gall wasp (Cynipidae) oviposits into an existing oak gall.

Varieties of Gall Wasps often have strict preference for the kind of plants they chose to host their young.

Alabama Bound (Full Episode)

By Lara Embry and Carolyn Sherer

Carrie and Kim in the tree.

In the months leading up to the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, gay families in Alabama were busy fighting discriminatory state laws. Alabama Bound chronicles the roller-coaster ride for gay rights in the South, and a resilient community that lives with both frustration and hope in a place where the line between church and state is often blurred.

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

Oconee Bells

By Alfred Turner

Oconee Bell Flower - Devils Fork State Park.

The Oconee Bell is a rare flower of the southern Appalachians found only in a few locations in the mountains of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia in moist wooded areas along streams.

They Fought in an Unpopular War; 50 Years Later, Vietnam Vets Finally Hear “Thank You”

By Thelisha Eaddy

During the ceremony, this army-green colored box sat on the steps of the state house. Below, Veteran Affairs Director Howard Metcalf shares the significance of the box.

The last American troops withdrew from South Vietnam in 1975. On March 29, the 50th anniversary of this historic event coincided with the first National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Vietnam War Veterans Day is a new holiday, established when President Trump signed the Vietnam War Recognition Act of 2017. Veterans and supporters across the country gathered to remember their sacrifices and also to finally hear the words "thank you for your service." The Vietnam War extended from the 1950s to 1975. Almost 900 South Carolinians died in the war.

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