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ETV Program Highlights for February 2019

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Education by Jonathan Faulk
Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story

Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story*

February provides a wide array of interesting programs including new episodes of PBS KIDS Pinkalicious & Peterrific, even a Valentine’s Day special!

Don’t miss the one-time airing February 9th at 8 PM of a feature documentary iconic children's television host Fred Rogers, specials to celebrate Black History month and several new Palmetto Scene programs. Check out the Men of Honor, a story of courage and sacrifice in World War I, Carolina Stories: Charley’s Place and much more … all on your SCETV!

To view the full TV schedule, visit


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PBS KIDS – New Episodes on SCETV

Pinkalicious & Peterrific February 11-15            Regularly airs MON – FRI at 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM

Watch new episodes to celebrate the most Pinka-tastic holiday of all, including a special Valentine’s Day story, “Pink Love.”


2/14      10:30 AM            Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Pink Love

It's Valentine's Day in Pinkville! Pinkalicious can't wait to show her classmates just how much she loves them by making homemade collage Valentines out of their favorite things. But when the Valentines are accidentally destroyed, Pinkalicious needs to come up with a creative solution - fast! / Pinkalicious and her unicorn friend Goldilicious compete in an imaginary race - the Great Unicorn Challenge! Peter really wants to play, but he doesn't have a unicorn to ride, until he conjures up his very own - a duocorn. Interstitial: Kids meet mixed media artist Chanel Thervill and use materials to create collages.


Nature Cat                                       February 18-22                Regularly airs MON – FRI at 8 AM & 3 PM

Sesame Street                                 Each Monday in FEB      Regularly airs MON – FRI at 11 AM & 1 PM


Local Interest Programming

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.

2/7   – Topics include: Segments celebrating African American History Month

2/14 – Topics include: Marshall Doswell; Jameston

2/21 – Topics include: Arts in SC

2/28 – Topics include: TBD

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)

2/7      8:00pm           Men of Honor: Freddie Stowers and Alvin York: A Story Of Courage and Sacrifice in World War  I* + repeat on 2/10 @ 4pm

A story of courage and sacrifice in World War I, featuring Medal of Honor recipients.

2/7      10:00pm         Orangeburg Massacre: Remembrances and Reckoning

Now known as The Orangeburg Massacre, the quelling events of February 8, 1968 on the campus of South Carolina State University, left an indelible mark on the conscience of the State of South Carolina. Following three days of student demonstrations for civil rights, law enforcement officers opened fire on a group of unarmed protestors. In the aftermath, three students lay dead, another 27 were wounded and a community was torn asunder by outrage, grief and disbelief. Myths, rumors, and inaccuracies characterized early reports of the event. And, through the years, Despite a Justice Department inquiry, the acquittal of nine highway patrolmen involved in the shooting and the pardon of Cleveland Sellers, Jr., who was initially convicted of inciting to riot-- for many the full story has not yet been told. For some, it is a story best forgotten; for others, it is a festering sore, still needing to be healed. What is the legacy of this tragic event? What has been its impact on the lives of the participants, the families, the citizens of South Carolina and the current racial conflicts of today? What should be its full measure? In this one hour special, survivors, participants, and officials share their remembrances and struggle to provide some sense of reckoning and acknowledgment, as they share their hopes for closure. Guests include Congressman James Clyburn and Cleve Sellers, as well as journalists, photographers and survivors who were there that fateful night.

2/17    4:30pm           Carolina Stories: Charlie’s Place

The story of an African American nightclub in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that was a significant stop on the Chitlin Circuit in the segregated South.

2/27    7:00pm           Carolina Classrooms: Workforce Development*

CATE schools and other technology and career training courses that are offered to students in South Carolina. We'll also discuss education partnerships with local businesses and industries.


New Series/New Episodes

2/2      9pm                 Doc Martin Season 8

DOC MARTIN is a catchy comedy drama that stars Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly) as Martin Ellingham, whose truculence and tactless manner causes mayhem in a small Cornish community. The series details the trials and tribulations of the brash Ellingham, once a celebrated London surgeon who left his job after developing a phobia to blood. After retraining as a general practitioner, he gets a job in the beautiful but sleepy village of Portwenn, replacing their deceased local doctor-but his abrasive personality doesn't exactly mesh with the pace of life in Cornwall.

Episode 1: After successfully rekindling their relationship, Louisa and Martin are living together again, but Louisa finds herself juggling too many responsibilities at once. As Portwenn prepares for a wedding, Bert hopes to profit from the festivities.


2/9      1pm                 My Greek Table with Diane Kochilas Season 2

Hosted by chef, cookbook author and restaurateur Diane Kochilas, the 13-part culinary series celebrates Greek history and culture through food. In the series, Diane travels throughout Greece and its surrounding islands where she showcases many of the foods that Greece is known for (olive oil, feta, honey, yogurt and more), while giving a snapshot of the country's traditions. Then Diane heads back to her kitchen to whip up simple home-cooked meals using the ingredients she highlights in each episode, offering tips on how to cook and pair them in a traditional Greek meal.

Episode 1: Diane introduces viewers to the rich and varied cuisine of the two main island groups in the Aegean: the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. A visual introduction highlights the region's most stunning vistas and seminal foods. In the kitchen, Diane cooks from her basket of Greek island goodies, sharing recipes from Syros, Amorgos, Rhodes and Santorini, while she weaves the aromatic story of one of Greece's most delicious food destinations. Syros Chopped Parsley Salad; Yellow Split Pea and Herb Keftedes over "Married" Capers; Fish Wrapped in Grape Leaves.


2/16    5pm                 American Woodshop Season 25

Host Scott Phillips, an American woodworking master, shares time-honored tips and new techniques in the construction of projects you can do at home. From an Annie Oakley Dry Sink to a Chippendale High Boy, Scott guides you through the process of building tables, chairs, benches, medicine cabinets, cupboards, plant and candle stands, serving spoons, salad bowls and a storage chest. A master woodworker with a personable style thorough knowledge of his craft, Phillips's reverence for the intricacies of wood and its possibilities has helped make this series a favorite among PTV audiences.

Episode 1: Wide walnut planks make for a very down home feeling.


2/23    3:30pm           Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food

English chef, author and restaurateur Jamie Oliver began cooking at his parents' pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight. After leaving school he began a career as a chef that took him to The River Cafe in London, where he was famously spotted by a television production company. His television and publishing career began in 1999 with The Naked Chef series. His latest project, JAMIE'S QUICK & EASY FOOD, offers the ultimate set of go-to recipes that are quick to prepare and easy to remember - perfect for those who love their grub, but don't have the time or energy for complicated cooking. Using all his culinary know-how, Jamie has developed a collection of creative and tasty dishes using just five ingredients, plus a few basics from your cupboards: olive oil, extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, sea salt and black pepper. His recipes - which include egg fried rice, Thai-style crispy sea bass, sticky kickin' wings, and more - are perfect for busy days and made with the minimum number of elements to deliver maximum flavor. Whether you're a whizz in the kitchen or a complete novice, by using these killer ingredient combos and timesaving tricks, even the most time-challenged cook can deliver a dish to bring the house down.


Episode 1: This week on Jamie's Quick & Easy Food, Jamie's cooking up his super-fast sizzling seared scallops, with a cool hack for speedy spuds. Then there's egg and mango chutney flatbreads, a cheeky snack for when you're in a hurry, with the fastest bread you'll ever make. Next, a show stopping rib-eye steak that'll give you big results in little time. And to top it all off, Jamie's almond pastry puff - a blow-your-mind pud that makes baking a breeze.


2/24    3pm                 Portraits in Architecture

In each episode of PORTRAITS IN ARCHITECTURE, host Geoffrey Baer engages with a different prominent architect, traces their life story, hears about their philosophies, and tours some of their most notable works.

Episode: Chicago-based architect Tom Beeby is one of the great participants in the American post-modernist architectural saga, contributing a bold edifice with the Harold Washington Public Library in Chicago. Beeby's work includes public structures like libraries, museums, and theaters.


Friday Night Arts Programming

2/1      9pm                 Great Performances At the Met: Marnie

Watch composer Nico Muhly's reimagining of Winston Graham's novel about a beautiful, mysterious woman who assumes multiple identities. Starring Isabel Leonard in the title role alongside Christopher Maltman as Mark Rutland. Robert Spano conducts.


2/8      9pm                 Live from Lincoln Center: Pipeline

Meet Nya, an inner-city teacher desperate to save her son, in Dominique Morisseau's new play. When her son gets in trouble at school, Nya must confront his rage and her choices, and try to reach him before he gets pulled away forever.


2/15    9pm                 Great Performances: Movies For Grownups Awards 2019 with AARP The Magazine

Watch filmmakers and actors receive the 2019 Movies for Grownups Awards. The awards were established to celebrate and encourage filmmaking that appeals to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind -- and to recognize its artists.


2/22    9pm                 Charley Pride: American Masters

Explore the complicated history of the American South and its music through the life of country star Charley Pride. Raised in segregated Mississippi, his journey shows the ways that artistic expression can triumph over prejudice and injustice.


2/22    10pm               Brad Paisley- Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great Performances Special

Country music superstar Brad Paisley returns to his roots in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains for a special outdoor concert at West Virginia University. Hosted by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.



PBS Programming              *denotes premiere


2/3      8pm                 Victoria Season 3, Episode 3: Et In Arcadia *repeat*

At Osborne House, Albert relishes the opportunity to spend time with the family away from London, but Victoria is desperate to get back to the Palace and the business of politics.


2/3      9pm                 Victoria Season 3, Episode 4: Foreign Bodies *new* + repeat on Saturday at 7pm

When Albert leaves the Palace for Cambridge, Victoria faces the traumatic impact of a cholera epidemic on the streets of London.


2/5      8pm                 Finding Your Roots Season 5, Episode 5: Freedom Tales + repeat on Sunday’s at 5pm

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves deep into the roots of two African American guests, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan. Both discover unexpected stories that challenge assumptions about black history.


2/07    9pm                 Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story*

Theologian Howard Thurman used religious expression to help ignite sweeping social change.

The documentary chronicles the extraordinary life of Theologian Howard Thurman, a poet and "mystic" who used religious expression to help ignite sweeping social change. Thurman was born the grandson of slaves in segregated Daytona, Florida. Despite the circumstances of his upbringing, he went on to become one of the great spiritual and religious pioneers of the 20th century, whose words and influence continue to echo today. His landmark book, Jesus and the Disinherited, was the first to state that Jesus Christ - who was born in poverty as part of a powerless minority - lived a life that spoke directly to black Americans. In his own time, Thurman was a celebrated religious figure with profiles in major magazines such as LOOK, Ebony and others. His efforts at the height of World War II to create the nation's first interfaith, interracial church stands as a precursor for many contemporary faith communities. And for millions today who consider themselves "spiritual but not religious," Thurman's poetry, meditations, sermons and prayers continue to be wildly popular.


2/09    8pm-10pm      Independent Lens: Won’t You Be My Neighbor **special one night only telecast**

A feature documentary about the lessons, ethics and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.


2/10    7pm                 Rick Steves Cruising the Mediterranean

Rick Steves sails from Barcelona to Athens with exciting stops in the French Riviera, Rome and more.

In RICK STEVES CRUISING THE MEDITERRANEAN, Rick sails from Barcelona to Athens, with exciting stops along the way in the French Riviera, Rome, Naples and more. Rick's goal is to explore the ins and outs and pros and cons of this popular travel option. Throughout the course of his travels, he's captivated by some of the great ports of the Mediterranean - savoring iconic sights, romantic island getaways, and lazy time on the beach. He also learns how to make the most of the cruising experience, while taking advantage of his limited time on shore. In addition to highlighting all the benefits of cruising, Rick also points out the downsides, such as the inevitable congestion and commercialism that comes with mass tourism.


2/10    8pm                 Victoria Season 3, Episode 4: Foreign Bodies *repeat*

When Albert leaves the Palace for Cambridge, Victoria faces the traumatic impact of a cholera epidemic on the streets of London.


2/10    9pm                 Victoria Season 3, Episode 5: A Show of Unity *new*+ repeat on Saturday at 7pm

After an assassination attempt, the Royal household visit Ireland. Intrigue, conflict and romance all blossom during a stay at the Palmerston estate.


2/10    10pm               Margaret: The Rebel Princess #101 + repeat on Thursday @ 8pm

Learn how Princess Margaret's life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed the western world during the 20th century, and redefined society's image of the modern princess.


2/12      8pm                      Finding Your Roots Season 5, Episode 6: Roots in Politics

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the diverse family histories of politicians Paul Ryan, Tulsi Gabbard and Marco Rubio. They each see a shared vision of the great American melting pot reflected in their ancestors' stories.


2/14    9pm                 Evening with Ken Chenault*

Take a rare, inside look into the life and career of one of America’s most successful CEOs, Ken Chenault, featuring Warren Buffett, Ursula Burns, Vernon Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, David Rubenstein, Dr. J, Magic Johnson, Ken Frazier, and more.


2/14    10pm               Black Ballerina

The stories of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet are told.

BLACK BALLERINA is a story of passion, opportunity, heartbreak and triumph of the human spirit. Set in the over- whelmingly white world of classical dance, it tells the stories of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. Sixty years ago, while pursuing their dreams of careers in classical dance, Joan Myers Brown, Delores Browne and Raven Wilkinson (the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo's first black ballerina) confronted racism, exclusion and unequal opportunity in segregated mid-century America. In 2015, three young black women also pursue careers as ballerinas, and find that many of the same obstacles their predecessors faced are still evident in the ballet world today. Through interviews with current and former ballet dancers along with engaging archival photos and film, the one-hour documentary uses the ethereal world of ballet to engage viewers on a subject that reaches far outside the art world and compels viewers to think about larger issues of exclusion, equal opportunity and change.


2/17    4pm                 America’s Forest with Chuck Leavell pt 1*

The people of Oregon are embracing new ways of engaging with the woods all around them. In Portland, they're building skyscrapers from timber. In Bend, they're fighting fire with fire. And on the Siuslaw National Forest, they're bringing back the salmon and making the forests healthier at the same time.


2/17      6:30 PM               Young Lincoln

How his boyhood years formed his personality, his early political notions and his character.

YOUNG LINCOLN examines how the joys and trials of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood years formed his personality, shaped his early political notions and molded his character. The documentary features several notable historians who share their insight on this little-known chapter in Lincoln's life and legacy. The documentary focuses on Lincoln's close bonds with his family, and the numerous personal tragedies that he was forced to endure during his formative years. His childhood experiences would shaped his attitudes, molded his character and cast a dark shadow of depression that would remain deeply ingrained in him throughout his life.


2/17      7:00 PM               Gettysburg Story

The story of Gettysburg is told with breathtaking imagery of legendary places of the battlefield.

The Gettysburg Story begins in June 1863 with the start of the Gettysburg campaign in Virginia and follows the route of the Confederate and Union armies as they move north along the Blue Ridge mountains and across the Mason-Dixon line to meet on the rolling ground surrounding the small Pennsylvania town. The program is narrated by acclaimed actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Tombstone, Gettysburg) and was produced with the cooperation of the 6,000 acre Gettysburg National Military Park. Dynamic, evocative, breathtaking aerial and time lapse imagery highlight legendary places of the battlefield - Little Round Top, Devils Den, The Railroad Cut, Cemetery Ridge, the fields of Pickett's Charge - and visually tell the epic Gettysburg Story like no other film before.


2/17    10:30pm         Karamu: 100 Years in the House

Karamu House in Cleveland, Ohio, the oldest African-American theater in America, is showcased.

The word "Karamu" comes from a Swahili word meaning "a place of joyful gatherings." For the past 100 years, the Karamu House in Cleveland, Ohio - the oldest African-American theater in the United States - has lived up to its name, serving as a community center for the arts and maintaining a legacy of innovation and diversity. Narrated by James Pickens, Jr. from ABC television's Grey's Anatomy, this s a 30-minute documentary tells the story behind this important theater in America's arts and culture history. Karamu House has come to be known as a respected training ground and launching pad for many nationally known actors, playwrights and artists, including poet and playwright Langston Hughes, and author, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. The film shows how the theater's past parallels African-American history over the past 100 years, and even how it directly intersected with the civil rights movement when it sent busloads of activists to march on Washington.


2/17    8pm                 Victoria Season 3, Episode 5: A Show of Unity *repeat*

After an assassination attempt, the Royal household visit Ireland. Intrigue, conflict and romance all blossom during a stay at the Palmerston estate.


2/17    9pm                 Victoria Season 3, Episode 6: A Coburg Quartet *new*+ repeat on Saturday at 7pm

A Georgian ball at the Palace could not come at a worse time as private pictures of the Royal family are made public.


2/17    10pm               Margaret: The Rebel Princess #102 + repeat on Thursday @ 8pm

Learn how Princess Margaret's life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed the western world during the 20th century, and redefined society's image of the modern princess.


2/19    9pm                 Sammy Davis Jr.: American Masters + repeat 2/21 @ 9pm*

Explore the entertainer's vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. Features Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, and clips from his TV, film and concert performances.


2/24    4pm                 America’s Forest with Chuck Leavell Part 2*

In this episode, we travel to Colorado. We follow the path of clean drinking water from forests to faucets. We discover the innovative ways that Coloradans are embracing beetle-kill wood. And we discover the gift of peace that comes to military veterans from fly-fishing in mountain streams.


2/24    6pm                 Evolution of America: 1619 to Today*

Pivotal events which took place in the year 1619 that helped shape the United States are explored.

This program explores the pivotal events which took place in the seemingly obscure year of 1619, and have both bedeviled and helped define the United States. From the initial incarnation of representative government in the New World to the arrival of the first Africans to the English colony, these events played an important part of shaping the American experience. Coupled with two other key events that year, they have remained integral to political and social life in the U.S. "Man-on-the-street" interviews establish the lack of modern knowledge about these water-shed events which lead to conversations with historical experts on the how and why these events became significant in the story of America and how they resonate today.


2/24    7pm                 Dialogue of Metal*

Renowned metal sculptor Albert Paley, who began his career as a jeweler, has become one of the most distinguished and influential metalsmiths in the world. Jesse James, an expert mechanic, owner of the custom motorcycle bike shop West Coast Choppers, and host of the Discovery Channel's Monster Garage, known for celebrating the best in American craftsmanship. As his own career, business and artistic talents were emerging, Jesse looked to Albert Paley as an inspiration. DIALOGUE IN METAL is a collaborative art project that spans the country and challenges Albert and Jesse to process, engage and create — together and apart. They each begin a sculpture in their home studio, with Albert in Rochester, New York, and Jesse in Austin, Texas. Then, they switch sculptures as Albert forges and welds the metal to finish Jesse's work and Jesse finishes Albert’s piece with his sheet metal artistry. The only dialogue throughout the project is through the metal itself. In the end, each sculpture reflects the style and personality of both artists.


2/24    8pm                 Victoria Season 3, Episode 6: A Coburg Quartet *repeat*

A Georgian ball at the Palace could not come at a worse time as private pictures of the Royal family are made public.


2/24    9pm                 Victoria Season 3, Episode 7: A Public Inconvenience*+ repeat on Saturday at 7pm

Albert and Palmerston put their reputations on the line, and Victoria must fight against her better judgment to decide where to place her allegiance.


2/28    8pm                 Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story*

The story of Josiah Henson, who inspired Uncle Tom in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, is explored.

REDEEMING UNCLE TOM: THE JOSIAH HENSON STORY tells the story of Josiah Henson (voiced by actor Danny Glover), the real-life inspiration for Uncle Tom in Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic 1852 novel, which has been recognized as one of the sparks that ignited the Civil War. Josiah Henson was born into slavery near Port Tobacco, Maryland around 1789. As a child, he was sold to Isaac Riley, who later appointed him superintendent of the farm at an unusually young age because of Henson's strength and intelligence. Riley entrusted Henson with exceptional responsibilities and permitted him to become a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. However, when Henson attempted to buy his freedom, Riley cheated him and made plans to sell him south. Fearing separation from his family, he fled north with his wife and children in the summer of 1830. After escaping through Ohio and New York, they eventually settled in Ontario, Canada.


2/28    9pm                 Independent Lens: Tell Them We Are Rising

The pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played in America is explored.

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities is a documentary and interactive project that explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national identity. Today, over half of all African American professionals are graduates of HBCUs. More than 50% of the nation's African American public school teachers and 70% of African American dentists earned degrees at HBCUs. The film brings to a broad national audience for the first time the story of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of intolerance and injustice.

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