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ETV Program Highlights for June 2018

May 1, 2018 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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ETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! In June, SCETV continues the Gubernatorial Primary Debates.  Join us on SCETV's Facebook page live after the debates where students discuss the issues and what is important to them. PBS Kids on ETV premieres new programs in The Cat in the Hat, Odd Squad, Wild Kratts, Ready Jet Go!, plus more. Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the PBS series Great Museums and don’t miss popular Anne of Green Gables … SCETV is your destination for learning!


Local Interest Programming

Gubernatorial Primary Debates

South Carolina ETV and the Charleston Post and Courier are hosting a series of debates in conjunction with the state’s Democratic and Republican parties. These are broadcast statewide on SCETV and SC Public Radio. Dr. Charles Bierbauer, host of SCETV’s This Week in South Carolina, moderates. In addition to the broadcasts, the debates are streamed. 

Join us on SCETV's Facebook page live after the debates where students discuss the issues and what is important to them. 

  • 2018 ETV Debates: Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Debate from Columbia - June 4 at 7:00 p.m. on SCETV
  • 2018 ETV Debates: GOP Gubernatorial Primary Debate from Columbia  - June 5 at 7:00 p.m. on SCETV


Grand Strand

A nostalgic look at the story of the Grand Strand, from its early days as a base for the turpentine and timber industry, to the resort haven it is today.

Airs: June 24 at 4:00 p.m. on SCETV


Carolina Stories: Drive-ins and Soda Shops

ETV's "Drive-Ins and Soda Shops" takes a nostalgic look at a bygone era. ETV crews spent the summer in a 1957 Chevy cruising the Palmetto State in search of that nostalgic time in America when soda jerks were kings of the drug store and tickets to the movies were by the carload. Along the way, they met hundreds of South Carolinians eager to join the ride and share their memories and memorabilia from the 1950's and '60s. By visiting the few remaining old-fashioned pharmacies and drive-ins that were once so widespread in South Carolina, ETV explores these links to the past that have had such a profound impact on people's lives. The restaurants visited include: the Beacon Drive-In in Spartanburg, the Sno-Cap Drive-In in North Augusta, the Sky View Drive-In in Florence, The Highway 21 Drive-In in Beaufort, the "Big Mo" Monetta Drive-In Theatre in Monetta, Guerin's Pharmacy in Summerville, Hiott's Drug Store in Walterboro, and Pitt Street Pharmacy in Mt. Pleasant.

Airs: June 24 at 5:00 p.m. on SCETV


Other Programming

Foreigner: Live the Symphony

In May 2017, the legendary rock 'n' roll band Foreigner performed two sold-out shows together with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & amp; Chorus, conducted by Ernst van Tiel, taped over three spectacular nights in Lucerne, Switzerland. Foreigner Live at the Symphony represents a year-long collaboration between Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones and the Grammy-nominated composing/arranging team, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer, exploring the deep symphonic potential of these classic and iconic songs. Celebrating 40 years of chart-topping hits, the band performs "Juke Box Hero," "Cold as Ice," "Blue Morning, Blue Day," "Waiting For a Girl Like You," "Starrider," "Double Vision," "Urgent, " and "I Want to Know What Love Is."

Airs: June 8 at 9:00 p.m. on SCETV


Great Museums – Sound Tracks: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

For 15 years, GREAT MUSEUMS has crisscrossed the country, showcasing the breadth and diversity of America's museum world. The newest release takes viewers to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Opened in 1995, the museum, designed by architect I.M. Pei, is a spectacular glass pyramid, reflecting the idea that Rock and Roll is a "prism" through which we can more clearly see and understand our culture and ourselves. Why Cleveland? It was here that legendary disc jockey Alan Freed coined the phrase "Rock and Roll" to describe this new sound that was sprouting out of Blues, Gospel, R&B, Country, Folk and Bluegrass. Beginning in the 1950's, Rock and Roll swept the nation, helping break down racial barriers, change attitudes, promote peace, and empower the people. The one-hour program features the museums' fascinating collection of sights and sounds that skillfully recreate the story of Rock from its roots to its ubiquitous acceptance as the soundtrack of our lives. The film also explores the annual Hall of Fame Inductions and Concerts, which began in 1986, to recognize those who created and influenced Rock and Roll. The museum exhibits are designed to perpetuate understanding of Rock and Roll as a social phenomenon and the most significant art form to emerge in the 20th century.

Airs: June 8 at 10:00 p.m. on SCETV


Great British Baking Show, Season 5 Premiere

Follow 12 bakers who tackle an upside down cake for the Signature bake. In the Technical, they undertake Paul's recipe for rum babas, baffling some of them. For the Showstopper, they attempt to produce a cake that reveals a hidden design when sliced.

Airs: June 22 at 9:00 p.m. on SCETV


Great Performances: Ellis Island: The Dream of American in Pacific Symphony

This program allows viewers to experience Peter Boyer's immersive musical story of Ellis Island immigrants through a Grammy-nominated orchestral score, narration and visuals. The orchestra is conducted by Carl St. Clair with readings by Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim and Michael Nouri.

Airs: June 29 at 10:00 p.m. on SCETV


PBS Programming

Anne of Green Gables 2016

Savor a new adaptation of the classic novel about the orphaned Anne, placed in the care of uptight Marilla and her brother Matthew, played by Martin Sheen. Neither Anne nor Marilla could predict the profound effect they'd have on each other's lives.

Airs: June 21 at 8:00 p.m. on SCETV


Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars

Join Anne Shirley as she turns 13 and faces complex situations with friends, adults and Gilbert. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to be sensible, a journey fraught with confusion and unfortunate-albeit amusing-mishaps.

Airs: June 21 at 9:00 p.m. on SCETV


VisionKeepers (6 episodes)

Created and hosted by Dan Barham, VISIONKEEPERS profiles individuals and organizations across the United States making an impact through innovative methods and programs focused on sustainability, the environment, education and community. Barham, an American entrepreneur in land management and investment, has dedicated his life to promoting conservation and sustainability after living in Germany, where he learned to appreciate the frugal nature of his host country's residents. These principles are built into their way of life. Filmed in Oregon, Georgia, South Carolina, Missouri and Texas, each half-hour episode introduces a diverse range of people and companies whose work has impacted their communities with environmental, economic and social benefits. The six-part human interest series aims to inspire and empower everyone to take action and find sustainable options in their lives, while featuring Americans who are discovering ways to leave the world in a better place than they found it.

In South Carolina, the green roof revolution; a locally focused coop incubates farm and food enterprise; an innovative bridge helps protect the marshland ecosystem.

Airs: June 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 7:30 p.m. on SCETV




SCETV PBS Kids channel Available on the SCETV App

The SCETV PBS Kids channel (24/7 online) has been added to the SCETV App, providing 24-hour access to the SCETV PBS Kids Live stream. With videos and games at your fingertips, kids can take all of the PBS educational shows wherever they go. Download the SCETV App here.

To view the full TV schedule, visit


PBS Kids Summer of Adventure – Includes Weekly Movies

  • Odd Squad: The World Turned Odd

World Turned Odd - When Oona, Olympia and Otis accidentally change the past, they undo every odd case Odd Squad ever solved. Curriculum: 3D shapes, sound, color, shape, letter and number patterns, skip counting and operations patterns.

Airs: June 4 at 4:30 p.m. on SCETV

  • Wild Kratts Super Summer Marathon

Wild Kratts takes over PBS Kids feeds all day, including four new episodes from season 5 from 8-10 a.m.

Airs: June 15 from 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on SCETV

  • Wild Kratts: Back in Creature Time

The Wild Kratts crew laments the extinction of different animals in recent history and how they'll never ever be able to see them. Aviva decides that it's finally time to unveil her most secret invention yet - the Time Trampoline! Using the trampoline, the Wild Kratts jump back in time to meet the extinct species. Science Concept: Extinction - different types of animals can go extinct and disappear from the planet in a number of ways - habitat loss, overhunting, etc. Once an animal goes extinct, it is lost forever.

Airs: June 18 at 3:30 p.m. on SCETV

  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip

In this special, the Tiger Family heads out on a road trip to Grandpere's! At first, Daniel doesn't know what to expect on the ride, but with a helpful map from Mom Tiger, Daniel learns that there are so many exciting things to do and see when you're on a trip with your family.

Airs: June 26 at 9:30 a.m. on SCETV


PBS Kids New Episodes Premiere

  • That Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!: ​New Episodes

Coming to television for the first time ever in an animated series, THAT CAT IN THE HAT whisks pre-schoolers off on a voyage of scientific discovery. The series features six-year-olds Sally & Nick, best friends and next door neighbors, who are transported on magical journeys to all corners of the globe where the natural world becomes their playground. With the Cat as their guide, his two energetic helpers, the zany duo, Thing One and Thing Two and the enigmatic Fish along for the ride, every outing becomes an unpredictable adventure. In each episode, Sally and Nick head off with the Cat in his one-of-a-kind custom vehicle, the Thinga-ma-jigger, a quintessentially Seussian contraption that instantly transforms from plane to boat to submarine with just a flick of the jigger-ma-whizzer or a honk of the shrinkamadoodle. They go everywhere from the ocean bottom, to a rainforest, or to the centre of a beehive. The Cat in the Hat "knows a lot" but he doesn't know everything making him the perfect guide for learning and fun.

Airs: New episodes June 4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 a.m. on SCETV

  • Odd Squad: New Episodes

ODD SQUAD is a PBS KIDS live-action media property designed to help kids ages 5-8 learn math. The show focuses on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of the Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to come to the rescue whenever something unusual happens. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases, as Olive and Otto work together to problem-solve and save the day in each episode.

Airs: New episodes June 11, 18 and 25 at 4:30 p.m. on SCETV

  • Ready Jet Go!: New Episodes

READY JET GO! is a 3D animated series for 3-8 year-olds with a focus on astronomy, scientific exploration, innovation and invention, and Earth as it is affected by our solar system. The show is about two neighborhood kids-one with an all-consuming drive for science fact and another with an overwhelming passion for science fiction. They both befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family happens to be aliens from Bortron 7. The comedy series teaches kids a variety of Earth science concepts (gravity, tides, moon phases, seasons) as well as an introductory explanation of innovation, astronomy, and our solar system.

Airs: New episodes June 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 7 a.m. on SCETV

  • Sesame Street: Premieres a Father’s Day Episode

It's Father's Day and Rosita's friends help her make a video message so she can tell her dad how much she loves him.

Airs: June 11 at 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on SCETV

  • Splash & Bubbles: New Episodes  

SPLASH & BUBBLES is an animated preschool comedy inspiring kids to connect with and care about the ocean. Splash, Bubbles, and their Reeftown friends share amazing adventures, meet new creatures, and explore the diversity and wonder of life in the ocean. Three new episodes premiere in June!

Airs: New episodes June 11, 12 and 13 at 10:30 a.m. on SCETV

  • Kid Stew

Episode 1 -- The kids get inspired by William Shakespeare, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, author Dave Barry, NFL running back Kenyan Drake, a ballerina, pinball art, a chalk artist, and Japanese culture. Plus bully blocking, right brain fun, music, and Kid Stew Ewws.

Airs: June 3 at 8:30 a.m. on ETV World (ETVW)


Episode 2 -- The kids get inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, Franz Schubert, author Brad Meltzer, the art of Cosplay, voice actor Zach Callison, a violinist, sport stacking, and Italian culture. Plus breaking down a book, brain power, music, Kid Stew Ewws and more.

Airs: June 10 at 8:30 a.m. on ETV World (ETVW)


Episode 3-- The kids get inspired by Thomas Edison, Mozart, author Carl Hiaasen, street artist Lebo, conservationist/ artist Guy Harvey, YouTuber Angelic, a visit to a dark ride design studio, and Indian culture. Plus self-esteem, music, Kid Stew Ewws and more.

Airs: June 17 at 8:30 a.m. on ETV World (ETVW)


Episode 4-- The kids get inspired by Cleopatra, Gustav Mahler, recycling fashion designer Sierra Decortova, the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, artist Eduoard Duval-Carrie, a guitarist, and Haitian culture. Plus celebrating differences, music, Kid Stew Ewws and more.

Airs: June 24 at 8:30 a.m. on ETV World (ETVW)


Local Programming

Palmetto Scene

SCETV’s weekly magazine-style series airs each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on SCETV and focuses on SC arts and culture, business and economy, education, health, politics, and technology. 

June 7 – Topics include: Hunter Gatherer; Sierra Nevada

June 14 – Topics include: The Father Project

June 21 – Topics include: South Carolina dancers

June 28 – Topics include: Barrier Island Oyster Company; Agape Chocolate

*For other air dates, please visit the ETV schedule page:

In addition to viewing the broadcast programs, you are invited to access the Palmetto Scene program segments archived online in streaming format. Visit


This Week in South Carolina

This SCETV public affairs series features interviews with the newsmakers and policymakers of the week and is produced by the University of South Carolina with ETV.  Hosted by with Charles Bierbauer, former ABC and CNN correspondent and Dean of USC’s School of Information and Communication, the timely programs air each Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. on SCETV. 

Airs: Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on SCETV 

Repeats: Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. on ETV World (ETVW)

                 Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on SCC

                 Fridays (the Friday after original broadcast) at 5:00 p.m. on ETV World (ETVW)


State House Today

Coverage of the 2018 S.C. Legislative session continues during the session on ETV World (ETVW).

Tentative times

  •  Tuesdays: 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon


To see full listings and schedule changes for SCETV-HD, the SC Channel (SCC) and ETV World (ETVW):



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