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ETV Program Highlights for April 2019

March 26, 2019 - Posted in Education by Jonathan Faulk
Photo from Reconstruction: American After the Civil War

April provides a wide array of interesting programs for teachers and students! Innovative PBS KIDS programs on ETV encourage our children to explore the outdoors! Don’t miss Holocaust Remembrance, Easter and Earth Day specials, plus Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, Les Miserables on Masterpiece and the Reel South season four premiere. SCETV is your destination for learning!

To view the full TV schedule, visit scetv.org/schedule

SCETV PBS Kids channel Available on the SCETV App

The SCETV PBS Kids channel (24/7 online) is available on 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.

PBS KIDS on SCETV

April 15-19, the PBS KIDS “Explore the Outdoors” initiative is back with a week of new episodes from Nature Cat, Ready Jet Go! and Wild Kratts (the premiere of season 6).

This year’s event also includes a special Nature Cat-Wild Kratts crossover on April 15!

What’s Big in April?

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
Tuesdays, April 9 and 16, 9:00 PM

Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for this exploration of the transformative years following the Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction and revolutionary social change.

Les Miserables on Masterpiece
Sundays, April 14 – May 19, 9:00 PM

Dominic West (The Affair, The Wire) stars as Jean Valjean, and David Oyelowo (Selma, A United Kingdom) as Javert in this epic retelling of Victor Hugo's classic novel, "Les Miserables." Joining are a host of Britain's most-talented actors, including Lily Collins (Rules Don't Apply) as Fantine, Olivia Colman (The Crown, Broadchurch) as Madam Thenardier, and Josh O'Connor (The Crown, The Durrells in Corfu) as Marius. This adaptation was scripted by Andrew Davies (Pride & Prejudice, War & Peace).

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World
Wednesdays, April 17 – May 22, 10:00 PM

Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects that modern people take for granted, and see how science, invention and technology built on one another to change everything.

BOSS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS
Tuesday, April 23, 8:00 PM

Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation's economic and social growth. Stanley Nelson directs.

Nature “American Spring LIVE”
Monday-Wednesday, April 29 – May 1, 8:00 PM

Juju Chang hosts the three-day, multi-platform event live on April 29, 30 and May 1 on PBS and Facebook.  Spring is one of nature’s greatest performances – a time of rebirth, renewed energy and dramatic transformations. For three consecutive nights, “American Spring LIVE” presents the change from winter to spring in real time from iconic locations across America. Learn more.

Local Interest Programming

*denotes premiere

Palmetto Scene
Thursdays at 7:30pm and 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! The programs repeat the following Sunday at 1:00pm on SCETV.

4/4 – Topics include: A Special Palmetto Scene. Bakari and Cleveland Sellers sit down with Beryl Dakers to discuss the past, present and future of race relations

4/11– Topics include: South Carolina Athletes

4/18– Topics include: Black Panther Artist; fabric artist Susan Lenz; metal artist

4/25– Topics include: Smart Cities; Telehealth

For all air dates, please visit the ETV schedule page: scetv.org/tv-schedule

In addition to viewing the broadcast programs, please access the Palmetto Scene program segments archived online in streaming format. Visit palmettoscene.org.

This Week in South Carolina
Fridays at 7:30pm on SCETV and repeats Sundays at 11:30am

This SCETV public affairs series, hosted by ETV’s news/public affairs reporter Gavin Jackson, features interviews with the key newsmakers and policymakers each week.

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)

View online here.

4/3         7:00pm                Coastal Kingdom – Conservation pt. 1
Including diamondback terrapins at Waddell Mariculture Center, oyster catchers with Dr. Al Segars of SCDNR, and hurricane ecology

4/4         8:00pm                Sea Change
Narrator Patrick McMillan takes viewers to coastal communities in South Carolina and Georgia, exploring diverse perspectives on the impact of sea level rise.

4/7         7:30pm                Unlikely Friendship
AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP chronicles a surprising friendship that emerged between an embittered Ku Klux Klan leader and an outspoken black activist. Told in their own words, this rich and compelling story is as sincere as the protagonists themselves. In the early 1970s, Ann Atwater, a poor welfare mother, and C.P. Ellis, the Exalted Grand Cyclops of the Durham (North Carolina) Ku Klux Klan, were on opposing sides of the debate over public school integration. Initially, their relationship was fraught with distrust and hatred. Yet in working together and understanding one another, they formed a deep and loving friendship that continues to this day.

4/10      7:00pm                Coastal Kingdom – Conservation pt. 2*
Features fox squirrels, a profile of Nemours Plantation, and Spotted Turtles.

4/11      8:00pm                Reel South *Season 4 Premiere* – Two Trains Runnin’ by Sam Pollard
Set during the height of the civil rights movement, a band of blues hounds traveled to the Deep South to find two forgotten blues singers. Finding them would not be easy. There were few clues to their whereabouts. It was not even known for certain if they were still alive. And Mississippi, that summer, was a tense and violent place. Featuring music from Gary Clark Jr., Lucinda Williams and more!

4/17      7:00pm                Coastal Kingdom – Bald Eagles*
An in-depth look at our national bird, including a tour of the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, and a special rescue of a bald eagle chick.

4/18      8:00pm                Reel South – A Texas Myth by Joseph Cashiola and David Fenster*
The Glover family invites an indigenous activist group to start a protest camp on their land in West Texas. Roughly 20 miles north of the US-Mexico Border, the Two Rivers camp sets out to fight the same company that built the pipeline at Standing Rock. As more oil and gas projects threaten the region, their struggle reveals much about the colonial legacy of Texas and the price of activism.

4/24      7:00pm                Coastal Kingdom – The Sandhills*
Naturalist Tony Mills guides you on a journey through some of the richest and most diverse habitats of the South Carolina lowcountry. Coastal Kingdom is a television series made possible by a collaborative effort between the Lowcountry Institute and The County Channel of Beaufort, South Carolina.

4/25      8:00pm                Reel South – Quinceanera by Rodrigo Dorfman and Peter Eversoll*
Life for a Latinx immigrant family in the New South can be challenging and sometimes terrifying, but thankfully, there's always a fiesta to take you through the night. Three Latina girls and a seasoned drag artist hose their own quinceanera, a complex and colorful rite of passage, showcasing the creative spirit of Latinx communities and their struggles to retain their roots and traditions.

5/2         8:00pm                Reel South – Gimme A Faith by Hao Zhang*
Thousands of Chinese students arrive in the United States each year, often confronting loneliness and culture-clash upon arrival. Arriving in North Carolina to study filmmaking, Hao Zhang is surprised to find a unique community of Chinese students, connected by a newly discovered evangelical Christianity that is often at stark odds with their communist roots in China.

Special Days

Yom HaShoah or Memorial Day (May 1) (Holocaust Remembrance)

4/28      5:30pm                Call to Remember*
Holocaust survivor David Schaecter takes viewers on an emotional journey through his life story.

4/28      6:00pm                No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story*
Letters made by Anne Frank's father Otto highlight his struggles to obtain visas to save his family.

Easter

4/21      5:00pm                Life of Jesus Christ 2019* musical            
The story of Jesus Christ unfolds with compelling storytelling and spectacular musical performances.

Earth Day Programming (April 22)

4/04      8:00pm                Sea Change
Narrator Patrick McMillan takes viewers to coastal communities in South Carolina and Georgia, exploring diverse perspectives on the impact of sea level rise.

Friday Night Arts Programming   

*denotes premiere

4/5         9:00pm                Great Performances at the Met: La Traviata
Michael Mayer's richly textured production of Verdi's classic opera stars soprano Diana Damrau.

4/12      9:00pm                Joseph Pulitzer: American Masters
Joseph Pulitzer championed what he regarded as the sacred role of the free press in a democracy.

4/12      10:30pm              PBS Preview: Chasing the Moon (American Experience premiere in July)
A preview of the upcoming special three-night series from American Experience is showcased.                       

4/19      9:00pm                Garry Winogrand: American Masters
The life and work of American street photographer Garry Winogrand are showcased.

4/19      10:30pm              PBS Preview: Chasing the Moon (American Experience premiere in July)
A preview of the upcoming special three-night series from American Experience is showcased.

4/26      9:00pm                State of the Art
A curatorial team travels to discover extraordinary contemporary art happening in unexpected places.

4/26      10:00pm              International Jazz Day: From St. Petersburg

Visit scetv.org/schedule for more information on this program and others.

New Seasons

4/07      1:30pm                Growing Bolder, Season 5
GROWING BOLDER targets people who believe, "it's not about age, it's about attitude. "The new lifestyle series finds and celebrates the men and women who smash stereotypes, promote lifelong learning and act as role models for active lifestyle and healthy aging. The co-hosts, veteran journalists Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer, bring a wealth of broadcast experience to GROWING BOLDER. In each episode, they introduce inspirational, optimistic and life-affirming segments about athletes, cancer survivors, musicians, actors, politicians, health experts, as well as ordinary people - all of whom share a common goal of growing bolder, not older.

 

4/27      11:00am              J. Schwanke’s Life in Bloom
J SCHWANKE'S LIFE IN BLOOM is a half-hour lifestyle series about flower arrangement, design and instruction. Hosted by J Schwanke - a fourth-generation florist, award-winning author and well-known floral educator - the program aims to help viewers have fun with flowers and incorporate their beauty into their homes and everyday lives. Research shows the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, eases depression, refreshes memory, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner. The presence of flowers in the workplace also improves workers' idea generation, creative performance and problem-solving skills. Throughout the 13-part series, J teaches viewers how to use flowers to enjoy these benefits and more. The series takes viewers all over the world, touring flower farms, greenhouses, markets, festivals and special events. J also shares his easy arranging tips and techniques, and flower-based food and cocktail recipes. Guests appear in each episode to discuss how flowers intersect with their lives and interests, such as friend P. Allen Smith, who joins J on a trip to Moss Mountain Farm for a tour of the spectacular gardens.

PBS Programming  

*denotes premiere

4/2         9:00pm                Central Park Five
Late in the evening of April 19, 1989, Tricia Meili, a 28-year-old white investment banker, went jogging through Central Park in New York City. When she was found hours later, she had been brutally raped, beaten and left for dead. This film examines the notorious crime, the media response and the public outcry it triggered, and the miscarriage of justice that followed it, probing the larger issues it raises about our nation's complicated past.

4/4         9:00pm                Jamestown - Season 2, Episode 3
A challenge from the Pamunkey leads to heartache for the Sharrows and tests Yeardley's ability to defuse the conflict. Maria's behavior comes under scrutiny, while Christopher joins the town's political games to impress Jocelyn.

4/4         10:00pm              Modus – Season 1, Episode 3
See what happens after police find Isabella's body. The bishop's widower acts strangely, while Rolf doubts his husband Marcus' fidelity. The killer continues to pursue Stina, and another terrible event may be about to unfold.

4/7         4:00pm                Rwanda: The Royal Tour
Peter Greenberg travels to Rwanda for a Royal Tour from the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame. For an entire week, Mr. Kagame became the ultimate guide, showcasing the visual gems that his country has to offer. Together, they went gorilla trekking through Volcanoes National Park, jet-skied in Lake Kivu, explored Nyungwe Forest National Park on an elevated canopy walkway, and saw a variety of wildlife during on a safari through Akagera National Park.

4/7         6:00pm                While I Breathe, I Hope w/local sit down w/Bakari and Cleveland Sellers*
The film follows the against-all-odds 2014 campaign of Bakari Sellers, a young, black Democrat running for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina.

4/7         8:00pm                Call the Midwife (continues) 8 episodes*
See how Lucille assists an elderly hoarder struggling to keep her independence, and how Sister Hilda and the team work hard to help a Ghanaian family with an undiagnosed illness.

4/7         9:00pm                Mrs. Wilson on Masterpiece (finale)*
Alec's handler in the secret service drops a bombshell, but is it the truth or another lie? Resigned to uncertainty about the past, Alison receives a final surprise.

4/7         10:00pm              Unforgotten Season 3 on Masterpiece*
When human remains are found buried near a London motorway, Cassie and Sunny begin the task of identifying them.

4/9         8:00pm                Finding Your Roots *finale*
Radio host Joe Madison receives startling family news, and series host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. learns his own DNA story. Also features the "Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings" STEM Camp, with science and history inspiring the next generation.

4/9         9:00pm                Reconstruction: America After the Civil War pt.1 +Repeat on Sunday at 6pm*
Experience the aftermath of the Civil War - a bewildering, exhilarating and terrifying time. For African Americans, despite their hard-won freedom, support for their social, economic and political gains did not last.

4/14      9:00pm                Les Miserables On Masterpiece *6 episodes* + Saturday repeat @ 7pm*
Dominic West (The Affair, The Wire) stars as Jean Valjean, and David Oyelowo (Selma, A United Kingdom) as Javert in this epic retelling of Victor Hugo's classic novel, "Les Miserables." Joining are a host of Britain's most-talented actors, including Lily Collins (Rules Don't Apply) as Fantine, Olivia Colman (The Crown, Broadchurch) as Madam Thenardier, and Josh O'Connor (The Crown, The Durrells in Corfu)as Marius. This adaptation was scripted by Andrew Davies (Pride & Prejudice, War & Peace).

4/16      9:00pm                Reconstruction: America After the Civil War pt. 2 + Repeat on Sunday at 6pm*
Explore the rise of Jim Crow and the undermining of Reconstruction's legal and political legacy, and see how African Americans fought back using artistic expression to put forward a "New Negro" for a new century.

4/17      8:00pm                ACC Inventure Prize (GPB program)*

Visit scetv.org/schedule for more information on this program and others.

4/23      8:00pm                Boss: The Black Experience in Business*
Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation's economic and social growth. Stanley Nelson directs.

4/28      7:00pm                Poland: The Royal Tour*
In Poland: The Royal Tour, journalist Peter Greenberg is taken on a Royal Tour by the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki. For an entire week, Mr. Morawiecki becomes the ultimate guide, showcasing the visual gems of this diverse country, including the modern cities of Warsaw and Krakow - and even taking a boat ride to Hel! They also pay an emotional visit to Auschwitz, and reflect on its tragic history.

4/29      8:00pm                Nature: American Spring Live: Birth and Rebirth (3 night event from Mon-Wed)*
NATURE, television's longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.

4/29      9:00pm                Korea: The Never Ending War*
Discover more about the world we live in by shedding new light on a geopolitical hot spot. Often considered a "forgotten war," the Korean War was an important turning point in world history that still reverberates today.

4/30      8:00pm                Nature: American Spring Live: Migration*
NATURE, television's longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.

The South Carolina Channel (SCC)

CREATE Marathons         
Saturdays, 6:00 AM – Noon

April 6                  April in Paris
Parisian flowers and trees are dressed up in gorgeous pastels for this springtime tour of the City of Lights.  Rick Steves and Rudy Maxa take us all around Paris. Of course we will visit the Eiffel Tower, and view the stunning work of Monet at the Louvre. We’ll go back in time to learn about Marie Antoinette’s final days. No visit to France is complete without Jacques Pepin, Martha Stewart, and Pete Evans of Moveable Feast serving up delectable treats.
 

April 13                Rise and Shine
Our Create Chefs have put together the ultimate "Breakfast of Champions” menu: French Toast, Grits, Huevos Rancheros, and more.  Ellie Krieger, Kevin Belton, and George Hirsch understand that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Your day will be off to a great start!
 

April 20                Darley’s Earth Day
Darley Newman is out and about enjoying nature this Earth Day. In this marathon, she’s on a global excursion relishing the great outdoors. Darley’s taking in the beauty of Martinique’s beaches and rainforests, hiking through Hong Kong, and traveling down Route 66 to a prairie. Who better than a world traveler to show us the beauty all over the world?
 

April 27                Fine Furniture
If you love the beauty and durability of wood furniture, this marathon is for you. Woodworkers Tom McLaughlin, Scott Phillips, and Eric Gorges will take you through the easy steps to transform a piece of wood into a practical and useful piece of furniture for your home. The bookstands, tables, and cabinets that you create will become heirlooms for generations to come.

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