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ETV Program Highlights for November & December 2018

November 1, 2018 - Posted in Education by Jonathan Faulk
Screen shot from Lets Go Luna!


November and December have a wide array of interesting programs from the brand new PBS KIDS series Let’s Go Luna! to Broadway shows, holiday specials, historic dramas, and election night coverage. Check out other new PBS series: The Woman in White and Sinking Cities! And, look for *New Programs – indicates a new program on tap!

To view the full TV schedule, visit



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 from the iTunes App Store or the Android store.


NEW Series and Episodes:

LET’S GO LUNA! – Special       Premieres on November 21 at 9 AM and 3:30 PM on SCETV. Repeats November 23, 24 and 25.  Watch preview

LET’S GO LUNA! follows the adventures of three friends – Leo, a wombat from Australia; Carmen, a butterfly from Mexico; and Andy, a frog from the U.S. – as they traverse the globe with their parents’ traveling performance troupe, “Circo Fabuloso.” At each of the Circo’s stops, Luna the moon guides the trio as they experience the local language, music and daily life. The gang’s adventures take them across continents – from London to Cairo to Beijing – where they explore the food, architecture and other features that make each region unique. With a social studies curriculum, this new series will encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore and appreciate cultures from all over the world, and build global citizenship and social skills.

Nature Cat new episodes air week of November 12-16 and Sesame Street new episode air each Monday in November.


Christmas Day:

Program descriptions will be available on in December.

12/25         7:00am        Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas

                    8:00am        Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

                    9:00am         Let’s Go Luna! Luna’s Christmas Around the World

                    10:00am       Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas

                    11:00am       Pet+Cat+Holidays

                    12:00pm       Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers

                    12:30pm       Cat in the Hat Knows A lot about That! Reindeer Games/Along Came a Spider

                    1:30pm         Super Why! The Nutcracker

                    2:00pm         Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

                    3:00pm         Let’s Go Luna! Luna’s Christmas Around the World

                    4:00pm         Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

                    5:00pm         Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas


Local Programming on SCETV

Palmetto Scene – Thursdays at 7:30pm and repeats Sundays at 1:00pm on SCETV

SCETV’s weekly magazine-style series airs each Thursday at 7:30pm on SCETV and focuses on SC arts and culture, business and economy, education, health, politics, and technology.  ETV’s Beryl Dakers, a professional with over 30 years in the broadcasting field, is the host of this signature series!

Nov. 1   – Topics include: Female Fitness Trainer; Training Facility for Students; SC ETV's 60th Anniversary

Nov. 8   – Topics include: Honoring SC Veterans

Nov. 15 – Topics include: Comedians

Nov. 22 – Topics include: South Carolina Artists

Nov. 29 – (PRE-EMPTED)


Dec. 13 – Topics include: Historic Theaters

Dec. 20 – Topics include: Biltmore at Christmas; New Year traditions

Dec. 27 – Topics include: Rock Hill doctor; Benedict College President


For all 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 – Fridays at 7:30pm on SCETV and repeats Sundays at 11:30am

This SCETV public affairs series features interviews with the newsmakers and policymakers of the week and is hosted by Gavin Jackson, ETV’s news/public affairs reporter who provides video legislative recaps from the State House when in session. 

Repeats: Tuesdays at 6:00pm on ETV World (ETVW)

                 Thursdays at 8:30pm on SCC

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


By the River – Thursdays at 8:00pm and repeats Sundays at 3:30pm on SCETV

Host Holly Bounds Jackson is by the river with Lowcountry authors. A new SCETV series produced in collaboration with USC-Beaufort, the series welcomes a variety of writers who discuss their lives, work and inspirations. The series is produced by Dr. Caroline E. Sawyer, assistant Professor of Communication Studies at USC-Beaufort and features communication studies students as production staff.

Nov. 1   - By The River: Ellen  Malphrus :  Untying The Moon*

Nov. 8   - By The River: John Warley: Southern Girl*

Nov. 15 - By The River: Jim Jordan:  A Slave Trader’s Book*

Nov. 22 - By The River: Stephanie Austin Edwards: What We Set In Motion*


Other Specials in November:

11/01    8:30pm    Carolina Stories: Between the Waters

11/08    8:30pm    Man and Moment: T. Moffatt Burris and the Crossing + repeat 11/11, 5:30p

11/11    4:30pm    Southern Lens: War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator – SCETV Presents

11/15    8:30pm    Erik Kimrey: The Fade

11/21    7:00pm    Carolina Classrooms: Science and Technology*

11/22    8:30pm    Carolina Stories: Just A Game

11/26    7:00pm    Governor’s Carolighting


PBS Broadway Programming

GREAT PERFORMANCES “An American in Paris The Musical”

Friday, November 2, 9:00pm on SCETV


GREAT PERFORMANCES “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music”

Friday, November 9, 9:00pm on SCETV


GREAT PERFORMANCES “John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway” (w.t.)

Friday, November 16, 9:00pm on SCETV


GREAT PERFORMANCES “Hal Prince: A Director’s Journey”

Friday, November 23, 9:00pm on SCETV         


Christmas/Holiday specials

12/15    9:00pm     Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Sutton Foster

12/18    9:00pm     Lidia Celebrates America: A Heartland Holiday Feast

12/18    10:00pm   America’s Test Kitchen Special: Home for the Holidays

12/20    8:30pm     Southern Lens: A Christmas Carol: Behind the Magic

12/20    9:00pm     Governor’s Carolighting 2018 + repeat on 12/23 @ 4:30pm

12/22    6:00pm     Lawrence Welk: Christmas

12/24    6:00pm     Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Sutton Foster       

12/25    9:00pm     Call The Midwife Holiday Special


PBS Highlights

11/01    7:00pm      Rick Steves’ Europe: The Heart of Europe*

The heartland of England has sights that put the "Great" in Britain -its venerable universities, its royal heritage, and reminders of its industrial might. At Oxford and Cambridge, see where kings and prime ministers studied. At Blenheim Palace - Winston Churchill's birthplace - Rick connects with English aristocracy. At Ironbridge Gorge, he fires up memories of the Industrial Revolution. And all along the way, he drives on the left and polishes his pub etiquette.


11/01    9:00pm      Jamestown – Season 1, Episode 5

From the makers of Downton Abbey, this series follows the lives of three women as they wrestle with the challenges of creating a new life in a beautiful yet forbidding land. In the 17th century, on the edge of the breathtaking but untamed Virginian wilderness, sits the English colony of Jamestown. The settlement barely survived its first decade but is on the brink of change summoned by the arrival of a new governor, Yeardley, and 90 so-called "maids to make brides" -- a bid from the presiding Virginia Company to establish the town as a prosperous place for all. Yeardley also brings with him a charter, granting land to the earliest settlers in reward for their loyalty, but new laws cause power struggles within the town and with the native inhabitants.


11/01    10:00pm    Poldark on Masterpiece (repeat from Sunday) – Season 4, Episode 5

This series returns for a fourth season of action-packed episodes, starring Aidan Turner as the roguish Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as his fiery partner, Demelza.


11/04    5:00pm      Hillary – Season 1, Episode 4

View a scripted drama about the life of Sir Edmund Hillary, best known as the first man to conquer Mount Everest. Andrew Munro stars as Hillary, with Dean O'Gorman as his lifelong climbing companion, George Lowe. In this episode, Hillary arrives home to worldwide fame. He marries Louise and returns to beekeeping. When he is offered the chance to join an Antarctica expedition, he must choose between a new adventure and staying behind with his growing family.


11/04    6:00pm      Hillary – Season 1, Episode 5

Ed is homesick and bored with setting up supply bases for the Antarctica expedition. He decides to try for another major achievement: reaching the South Pole himself.


11/04    7:00pm      Downton Abbey on Masterpiece – Season 5, Episode 6

Season 5 of the international hit finds the Crawley family and the staff struggling with responsibilities and choices as they adjust to life in the Roaring Twenties. The beloved ensemble cast includes Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt and others. Written and created by Julian Fellowes. An ancient spark flares in Violet's heart. While police deepen their probe, Bates tells Anna the truth. A long and painful mystery is solved.


11/04    8:00pm      Durrells from Corfu on Masterpiece – Season 3, Episode 6

Journey back to Corfu for the third season of the series based on the memoirs of Gerald Durrell. An eccentric English family experiences adventure on a Greek isle in the 1930s.


11/04    9:00pm      Poldark on Masterpiece + repeat on Thursday at 10pm – Season 4, Episode 6

George finds the opportunity to ruin a business rival and the Poldarks in the process. Ross whisks Demelza off for a passionate getaway in London, and Elizabeth has news for George.


11/04    10:00pm    Woman in White – Season 1, Episode 3

Have you seen The Woman in White yet? You can catch up! Learn more and watch Episode 1 online. Episode 2 will air on the South Carolina Channel on Nov. 3 at 11pm in time for Episode 3 on Nov. 4 at 10 pm on SCETV.  When Walter Hartright, a young drawing master, encounters a spectral woman dressed all in white on a moonlit road on Hampstead Heath, he is drawn into a web of intrigue that will transform his life forever.


11/06    7:00pm      Making It Grow repeat – 25th Anniversary At the Sumter Opera House

Host Amanda McNulty and Clemson Extension Agents answer viewers' gardening questions, demonstrate planting techniques, and visit horticultural hot spots.


11/06    8:00pm-11pm  Election Night Coverage 

Tune in to SCETV the evening of Nov. 6 for Local and National coverage (10pm) of the Elections.


11/07    10:00pm    Sinking Cities – Tokyo*

Discover how Tokyo is looking for new ways to fight back against rising waters. Typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes and sinking neighborhoods are just a few of the problems threatening one of the world's most populous cities. See how a warming earth, rising sea levels, and more intense and frequent superstorms will impact coastal cities, and learn how New York, London, Tokyo and Miami are preparing groundbreaking solutions aimed at securing their future.


11/08    9:00pm      Jamestown – Season 1, Episode 6

Disillusioned with the leaders of the settlement, Verity falls back into bad habits. The Sharrows' crop comes under a potentially devastating threat. As the settlers mark the harvest, an arrival in town disrupts the celebrations.


11/11    6:00pm      Hillary – Season 1 Finale, Episode 6

After suffering a medical emergency, Hillary devotes himself to building schools and hospitals in Nepal. He faces his biggest struggle yet - forgiving himself - when Louise and their youngest child die in a plane crash on the way to visit him.


11/11    7:00pm      Downton Abbey on Masterpiece – Season 5, Episode 7

Edith is found out, Mary finally shakes a suitor and Isobel and Lord Merton reveal their plans.


11/11    8:00pm      The Durrells from Corfu on Masterpiece – Season 3, Episode 7

Writer Henry Miller visits Larry on Corfu and Sven is under scrutiny from the police for being gay. When Leslie is forced to arrest him, it causes conflict in the Durrell household.


11/11    9:00pm      Poldark on Masterpiece – Season 4, Episode 7

The Warleggans' domestic bliss comes under threat, and as Morwenna takes fate into her own hands, Ross and Demelza encounter deadly complications on their vacation.


11/11    10:00pm    Woman in White – Season 1, Episode 4

Count Fosco and Sir Percival set their sinister plan into motion with tragic results. Marian and Walter make a horrifying discovery.


11/13    8:00pm      We’ll Meet Again: Saved in Vietnam – Season 2, Episode 1

Join Ann Curry for a new series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds. In this episode, two Vietnam veterans search for the heroes who saved them.


11/14    10:00pm    Sinking Cities – London*

Discover why London's Thames Barrier is no longer enough to keep the city safe from climate challenges. The system was once successful, but now London must explore both low-tech fixes and some of the most advanced solutions in the world.


11/15    9:00pm      Jamestown – Season 1, Episode 7

Henry presents his newfound riches to the townsfolk and soon acquires himself an array of eager friends. His return pushes Alice to take matters into her own hands, and a scientific discovery alters the hopes of all within Jamestown.


11/18    4:30pm      Downton Abbey – Season 5, Episode 8

Someone tries to derail Rose and Atticus' happiness and Mrs. Patmore gets a surprise.


11/18    6:00pm      Downton Abbey – Season 5, Episode 9

The Crawleys go to a shooting party in Northumberland and return to Downton for Christmas.


11/18    8:00pm      The Durrells from Corfu – Season 3, Episode 8

Leslie and Margo have news about their relationships, and as Louisa and Spiro grow closer, a circus comes to town.


11/18    9:00pm      Poldark on Masterpiece – Season 4, Episode 8

Elizabeth hopes to persuade George that Valentine is his child. Ross tries to mend things with Demelza. Dwight delivers the Warleggans a daughter and George tells Elizabeth of his knighthood. The Poldarks look to a new century of change together.


11/18    10:00pm    Woman in White – Season 1, Episode 5

Sir Percival's secret is exposed, and Walter risks everything for the woman he loves.


11/19    9:00pm      Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Mark Twain Prize

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to 11-time Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who has starred in the acclaimed comedies "Seinfeld" and "Veep."


11/20    8:00pm      We’ll Meet Again: Surviving the Holocaust – Season 2, Episode 2

Join Ann Curry as Holocaust survivors search for those who gave them hope in the darkest days. One wants to find the friend he left behind when he didn't move to Israel; the other hopes an old photo will reunite him with his first friend.


11/21    10:00pm    Sinking Cities – Miami*

Discover how engineers and planners might protect Miami from rising seas and violent storms. As development booms, the city must utilize creative solutions to mitigate the challenges of stronger and more frequent hurricanes.


11/22    9:00pm      Jamestown – Season 1, Episode 8 (late start due to CS: Just a game)

A boat from England arrives, and Yeardley receives instructions heralding a political change. Redwick strikes a covert business deal. As the farmers celebrate summer harvest, a new and deplorable chapter in the town's history begins.


12/10    10pm         Sacred*

Check for more information.


12/11    8pm            We’ll Meet Again: Children of WWII – Season 1, Episode 1 (repeat)

Join Ann Curry for the dramatic reunions of people separated by WWII. A Japanese-American woman sent to an internment camp hopes to find a childhood friend, and a survivor from a Jewish ghetto searches for the child of the couple who befriended him.


12/11    9pm            Letters from Baghdad*

Gertrude Bell was an archaeologist and diplomat who helped shape the Middle East after World War I.


12/14    9pm            K.D Lang Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special*

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ingenue, the critically acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning album by superstar singer-songwriter k.d. lang, with a one-night-only performance from the magnificent Majestic Theater in downtown San Antonio, Texas.


12/14    10:30pm    Great Performances: Tony Bennet & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga team up for a special concert from the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater in New York City, performing selections from their collaborative classic jazz recording, Cheek to Cheek.


12/15    10:00pm    Forsyte Saga – Series Premiere! Season 1, Episode 1

This 2002 dramatic miniseries chronicles three generations of the Forsytes, an upper middle-class family in Victorian and later Edwardian England. Starring Damian Lewis, the series will not be packaged to standard length. In this episode, The Forsyte family gathers to celebrate the engagement of Winifred Forsyte to Montague Dartie, but Winifred's parents disapprove. Soames Forsyte, a successful partner in the family law firm, meets beautiful, accomplished but penniless Irene Heron. She agrees to marry Soames after an aggressive courtship.


12/16    4:30pm      Downton Abbey on Masterpiece – Season 6 Premiere, Episode 1

The year is 1925. Momentous changes threaten the great house, its owners and staff, and past scandals are looming. The beloved ensemble is back for the farewell performance, closing the book on a television legend.


12/16    6pm           Downton Abbey on Masterpiece – Season 6, Episode 2

Wedding plans hit a snag. Pigs lead to trouble for Edith and Marigold. Thomas gets a hint. Anna has a secret appointment. Violet and Isobel lock horns over health care.


12/16    7pm            Downton Abbey on Masterpiece – Season 6, Episode 3

A wedding dress drama takes a disastrous turn. The breakfast battle is settled. A handsome volunteer helps Edith meet a deadline. The hospital debate gets nasty.


12/16    8pm            Little Women on Masterpiece – Part 1

Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott and loved by generations of women worldwide, "Little Women" is a universal coming-of-age story. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee -- and while their father is away at war -- the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love to loss and marriage. This adaptation is by Heidi Thomas, the award-winning creator of "Call the Midwife."  In Part 1 - With their father away at war, sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March come to terms with their new life, alongside their mother, Marmee. The girls make friends with Laurie, the new boy next door.


12/16    9pm            Victoria on Masterpiece – Season 2 (repeat)

New mother Victoria is impatient to return to ruling, while Albert attempts to protect her from the news regarding British soldiers in Afghanistan. Victoria is pregnant again and her equilibrium is threatened by Albert's friendship with Ada Lovelace.


12/17    9pm            Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir – Sutton Foster & Hugh Bonneville*

Join Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster and "Downton Abbey" actor Hugh Bonneville will star as guest musical artist and narrator for this year's "Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir." They join the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, Bells on Temple Square handbell choir, Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble, dancers and actors in an elaborate, Victorian-themed program that celebrates the Christmas season through music, dance, storytelling and pageantry.


12/18    8pm            We’ll Meet Again: Great Alaskan Earthquake – Season 2, Episode 3

Check for more information.


12/18    9pm            Lidia Celebrates America: A Heartland Holiday Feast* - Season 6, Episode 1

This series is a multi-cultural experience celebrating the diversity in America. Celebrity chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich takes a culinary journey that will seat us at the table of families all across rural and urban America. From east to west, north to south, experience along with Lidia the diverse melting pot that is America.


12/18    10pm         Nigella: at My Table

Television personality, journalist and gourmet food writer Nigella Lawson hosts this culinary series that is a delicious celebration of home cooking - the food that makes people feel happy and welcome as they sit around the table. Whether offering her fresh take on familiar classics, or creating new dishes inspired by different cuisines, Nigella ensures that everyday eating is always pleasurable, with a minimum of fuss. In her bonus one-hour holiday special, Nigella retreats to the countryside for her coziest Christmas yet. Against a backdrop of crackling log fires and sparkling lights, the chef and author cooks up a seasonal feast and gives tips for easy entertaining, bringing some new and festive flavors to familiar and traditional fare.


12/25    8pm            We’ll Meet Again – Season 2, Episode 4

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12/25    9pm            Call the Midwife Holiday Special*

See what happens when a new nun and four Chinese orphans arrive unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, causing both joy and chaos for the midwives. Meanwhile, Mother Superior falls ill, and it's time for a new spiritual leader to be elected.


12/27    8:30pm      GP: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music+ repeat on 12/30 @ 4:30pm

Enjoy a new U.K. production of the long-running hit that garnered the Best Musical Tony for 1959. "The Sound of Music" is the inspiring true story of the von Trapp Family Singers' escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism.


12/28    9:00pm      GP: Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration At Tanglewood*

Celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday with this tribute concert at Tanglewood. Featuring the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the concert is hosted by Audra McDonald and includes guest artists Midori, Yo-Yo Ma, Thomas Hampson and more.


12/31    9:00pm      Live from Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve with Renee Fleming*

A New Year's Eve tradition continues with the New York Philharmonic, led by new Music Director Jaap van Zweden, welcoming opera great Renee Fleming for an evening of elegance and sophistication celebrating the intersection of classical music and dance. From the great waltzes and polkas of Johann Strauss II to musical pearls from composers like Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, and acclaimed film composer Alexandre Desplat ("The Shape of Water"), the Philharmonic conjures the splendor and sparkle of a night at the Ball.


12/31    10:30pm     ACL Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve Special*

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