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Georgia O’Keeffe: A Woman on Paper

March 5, 2020 - Posted in Culture
American artist Georgia O’Keeffe

American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) has been called the “Mother of American Modernism,” well-known for her flowing, colorful works of flowers and plants as well as Southwestern landscapes. In November 2014, her painting Jimson Weed, White Flower No. 1 was auctioned...

Carolina Stories: African American History

February 3, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Ty Moody
students participating in student sit-in

This month we want to highlight African American history and South Carolinians who have left a lasting legacy on the palmetto state. Click the links or players below to watch the documentaries. A True Likeness "A True Likeness" tells the story of a little-known African-...

Ghosts and Legends: ​Stumphouse Tunnel

October 29, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Stumphouse Tunnel

​Stumphouse Tunnel was built in the 1850s in Walhalla, S.C. The tunnel was built to connect the railway between Charleston and Knoxville. The men who built the tunnel worked twelve hours a day, seven days a week, using only shovels, pick axes and dynamite. Eventually,...

Ghosts and Legends: Old Exchange Ghost

October 28, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
cemetary

Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon, Charleston, S.C. Isaac Hayne was imprisoned there in 1781. He was a very popular businessman, well-off, whom they led through the streets of Charleston, by his sister's home, in shackles and chains on his way to the gallows. She...

Ghosts and Legends: Aiken Ghosts

October 25, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
screenshot of Aiken Ghosts program

Find stories from the Old Post Office, Annie's Inn, and the cemetery at St. Thaddeus in Aiken, S.C.

Ghosts and Legends: Abbeville Ghosts

October 24, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Abbeville Ghost

OLD JAIL, ABBEVILLE, S.C. The Old Jail is Abbeville's oldest public building. The sheriff lived on the first floor, and prisoners were kept on the second and third floors, the worst of whom were kept on the third floor, which has high rafters, perfectly suited for hangings...

Ghosts and Legends: Pirate Captain's Buried Treasure

October 23, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Pirate Tour Guide

Folklore claims a pirate captain buried treasure at 37 Meeting Street in Charleston. There are three versions of the story. The captain later found one of his supposedly trusted crewmen attempting to dig up his treasure. It is believed that the crewman remains to this day,...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 7: Education of a Nation

August 19, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Gabriel McCauley in school hallway

From one room school houses with pencil & paper to campuses with smart-boards & tablets, education in this country has experienced a massive overhaul. Putting the education system to the test, we visit homeschool coops, modern one room schoolhouses, and a high...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 6: Chain of Events

August 15, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Inside a bicycle shop

If there's a memory that most every American has in common, it's learning to ride a bike. In the last century, the bicycle has pedaled out of our memories and into the skies. See how the bicycle led to the automobile and to the airplane, while remaining a staple in the...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 5: Horse Power

August 9, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Horse peering into camera

This country was built on the shoulders of some of the hardest-working American immigrants--European bred draft horses. America’s working horses may have been out-paced by the greater horsepowers of today, but there are still a few careers with the job requirement of a...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 4: National Parks: Progress & Preservation

August 2, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Hiker in National Park

From purple mountain majesties to amber waves of grain, America has a wealth of natural treasures to behold. After a century of the National Park service, much of our lands have been preserved for countless generations to enjoy, but not without the mixed blessings of...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 3: Dashes to Dot Coms

July 26, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Host Gabriel McCauley wearing VR goggles

Thanks to your smart phone, mankind is more connected than ever before. However, we may be experiencing the beginning of a communication epidemic. We review our tech heritage from the first electronic dashes beyond the boom of the dot coms. Reconnecting Roots is a half-hour...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 2: Seed to Supermarket

July 19, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Grocery Shopping

Food in America is easy, you just put it in your shopping cart and pay. But it hasn’t always been this way. From sustenance farming to big business enterprises, we take a look at how farming has scaled to epic proportions while some have chosen to return to the land from...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 1: A Work in Progress

July 8, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Gabe

America today is experiencing unparalleled abundance. How have we managed to advance at such a significant rate? Have we lost anything to the tides of progress? Join host Gabe McCauley as he sets out on a journey to answer these questions and more. Reconnecting Roots is a...

“Beyond Barbados” documentary to premiere on SCETV June 20

June 19, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Beyond Barbados

COLUMBIA, S.C. – “ Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection ,” a new, one-hour documentary film exploring the history and cultural connections between Barbados and South Carolina, will premiere Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m. on South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV)...

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