Halfway Home | Endowment Intern Sean

By Sean Scott

A woman watches former Congressman Beto O"Rourke speak at the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention on June 22, 2019

Another busy week here at SCETV as June gets ready to turn to July. My first couple of weeks may have been somewhat boring and basic, as I got situated in this internship, but the last two weeks have been nonstop excitement and fun. In last week's blog, I previewed the South Carolina Democratic weekend and how chaotic I expected it to get. Well, somehow it exceeded my expectations! First up was Rep. Jim Clyburn's Fish Fry on Friday (perhaps pun intended?).

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.

From the Pimento Cheese to the Sweet Potato Casserole | Endowment Intern Laura-Ellen

By Laura-Ellen Adair

All smiles when it comes to asking interview questions

An expression that I’ve always heard growing up in South Carolina is “from the mountains to the sea” because South Carolina is unique for its coast and mountains wrapped into one state. While we have a series in the works promoting beautiful spots around S.C., the one we’re diving into encompasses the South’s unique cuisine. From the pimento cheese to the sweet potato casserole, eating across the state is certainly a perk of creating a series centered on food.

Halfway Point | Endowment Intern Eli

By Elias Saliba

Still taken at Beaufort National Cemetery

It is hard to believe I am almost halfway through with my summer internship here at SCETV Lowcountry. The time has flown by! I started off my fifth week by using Monday to do some preliminary research for an upcoming video project. The project will focus on giving a brief history of historical monuments and/or places located here around the Beaufort area. It has been really interesting to see how much history lies within this county. 

An Eventful Week 4 | Endowment Intern Eli

By Elias Saliba

Outside the fences of Allendale Correctional Institution

The spot next to the garage where the control truck once sat is empty. The studio where hundreds of wires and three cameras once laid is bare. It was definitely a different feeling knowing that By The River was over, but it is time to look forward to new projects and shoots. When my supervisor, Holly, and I arrived, the first thing we did was discuss what my own project would be for the rest of my time here at ETV Lowcountry. The rest of the week I will be gathering information in hopes of finding a great story from around the area.

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.

Palmetto State Politics | Endowment Intern Sean

By Sean Scott

Pallbearers carry a casket with an American flag draped over it

One month in, and this has been the craziest and wildest week, by far. Last week, I wrote about how I was nervously preparing for my first real story of the summer - covering an unclaimed veteran funeral at Fort Jackson. After some early technical worries, the piece went off without a hitch, I'm proud to say! I had no idea what to expect going in, content-wise, how long the service would last, etc.