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South Carolina ETV to premiere documentary film exploring history of South Carolina National Guard

May 20, 2020 - Posted in Culture

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced the premiere of “We Have a Story to Tell: 350 Years of the South Carolina National Guard” – a one-hour documentary film exploring the history and impact of the South Carolina National Guard. Debuting this week in conjunction with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the project will air on SCETV Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 24 at 7 p.m. and on SCETV’s South Carolina Channel on Monday, May 25 at 8 p.m.

Part of the network’s “Carolina Stories” documentary series, the film details the guard’s rich history and showcases its current activities in South Carolina and throughout the world. A collaboration between SCETV and the South Carolina Military Department, the film was executive produced by Steve Folks.

“We Have a Story to Tell,” which started filming back in July 2018, features interviews with Major General R. Van McCarty, who currently serves as South Carolina Adjutant General; Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr., who served as South Carolina Adjutant General from 2010-2019; and Brigadier General Jeff Jones, who currently serves as South Carolina Deputy Adjutant General.

Because this project was completed before COVID-19 arrived in South Carolina, there is no mention of the guard’s ongoing response to the pandemic. However, that topic will be covered on Thursday’s episode of “Palmetto Scene” – SCETV’s weekly magazine series. That episode will air at 8 p.m., immediately following the broadcast of the documentary.

For more information on “Carolina Stories,” click here. For more on SCETV, visit www.scetv.org

QUOTES:

“At SCETV, part of our mission is to tell the stories of the people, places and organizations that make this state so special. No story is more important to tell, especially as we approach this Memorial Day, than that of the South Carolina National Guard.” –SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett

“I’m proud to showcase the significant impact and history of the South Carolina National Guard with ‘We Have a Story to Tell.’ I can’t thank the guard enough for their collaboration and for providing us with access to these remarkable Americans that serve our state each and every day.” –“We Have a Story to Tell: 350 Years of the South Carolina National Guard” Executive Producer Steve Folks

FIVE FAST FACTS:                                                 

  • “We Have a Story to Tell: 350 Years of the South Carolina National Guard” – an SCETV documentary film – premieres Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m.
  • Part of the network’s “Carolina Stories” documentary series, the film details the guard’s rich history and showcases its current activities in South Carolina and throughout the world.
  • The project started filming in July 2018 and features interviews with current and former South Carolina Adjutant Generals.
  • The film was achieved through a collaboration between SCETV and the South Carolina Military Department.
  • Although the project features no mention of the guard’s COVID-19 response, that topic will be covered on Thursday’s episode of “Palmetto Scene,” which will air at 8 p.m.

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