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ETV Program Highlights for June 2019

May 28, 2019 - Posted in Education by Jonathan Faulk
image from Ready Jet Go!

In June, don't miss the premiere of ETV's Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection, a documentary that explores the complex story of Barbados and South Carolina. 

Watch Lorraine Hansberry: American Masters ® that looks at the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright and enjoy a special Ready Jet Go! where Jet and his friends learn about Neil Armstrong the Apollo Space program. SCETV is your destination for learning!

To view the full TV schedule, visit


SCETV PBS Kids Channel Available on the SCETV App

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Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step

Premiere airs June 17 at 7 AM and 3 PM on SCETV; 5:30 PM on SCETV PBS Kids. In this one-hour special, Jet and his Boxwood Terrace friends learn about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo Space program when they decide to have a sleepover on the Moon. The special will play twice on the premiere date June 17 as well as on June 21. It will also air once each day June 18-20, 25 and 27. The special will be re-broadcast in July to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. Check out our online TV schedule for up-to-date program times for Ready Jet Go! and all kids programs at


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.

6/06   – Topics include: A massive moon exhibit over downtown Florence; a Greenville art project; Women in Vision SC

6/13 – Topics include: Cecil Williams; Women in Vision SC

6/20 – Topics include: TBD

6/27 – Topics include: SC Astronauts

For all air dates, please visit the ETV schedule page:

In addition to viewing the broadcast programs, please 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, 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)


6/06      8:00pm                Carolina Stories: Fallen Heroes®

Features the World War II stories of William Farrow and Thomas Dry Howie. William Farrow was one of 80 airmen to volunteer to fly 16 B-25 Mitchell bombers, taking off from the USS Hornet aircraft carrier, bombing Japan, and then landing in China. Thomas Dry Howie was given command of the 3rd Battalion and sent to take the pivotal town on Saint-Lo.


6/06      8:30pm                Carolina Stories: Shoebox Memories®

The stories of World War II veterans from the SC Lowcountry.


6/09      4:00pm                Reel South: Saint Cloud Hill®

Captain Chris Scott rallies a colony of tent residents to defend their provisional homes against the forces of gentrification. As development encroaches on the community, the tragedies and personal experiences of a displaced community resurface among those clinging to their last remnant of stability.


6/20      8:00pm                Carolina Stories: Beyond Barbados: The South Carolina Connection*premiere

The settlement of Charles Towne that would grow into the colony of South Carolina owes its origins and success to a tiny island in the West Indies that most of us know nothing about.


6/23      1:30pm                145 Broad Acres Road®

Just off the beaten path, in the small town of Bishopville, is the home of a man named Pearl Fryar. In the early 80s Pearl started a garden in an effort to win Yard of the Month. Now, decades later his living sculptures has put Bishopville on the map and the topiary artist continues to perfect his technique. But with hundreds of visitors per week, Pearl has turned his garden into something more- a platform for the master gardener to send a message of Love, Peace and Goodwill.


6/23      4:00pm                Shag®

Shag is a documentary film from South Carolina ETV about the swing-type dance that has become a phenomenon in the Carolinas. Descended from the "Big Apple" dance, related to the jitterbug and the lindy, the shag has been incredibly popular along the Atlantic Coast since the 1940s. For years, Carolinians and visitors have been shagging to upbeat rhythm-and-blues music now called "beach music". This film traces the shag's history and presents some of the ongoing enthusiasm that people in the Southeast feel for the dance. Using rare black-and-white film clips, old snapshots, vintage home movies, and new dance footage, this half-hour documentary presents an informative and entertaining look at what may be the longest-lasting dance craze of all time. Originally broadcast: November 29, 1985.


6/27      8:00pm                Carolina Stories: Carolina Caught

Narrated by Rudy Mancke, this program examines the challenges of South Carolina's shrimping industry and follows Errol Hattaway, one of the remaining shrimp boat fisherman in McClellanville, SC. Shrimpboat fisherman Steve Kerchner of Beaufort, SC is also featured. Produced, written, directed and shot by Mark Adams.


6/27      8:30pm                Southern Lens: Landlocked: How SC Made Fishing History

The film chronicles the amazing story of how the state of South Carolina changed fishing history forever. During the Great Depression the state undertook a controversial project. Through the use of federal funds, 40 miles of dams and dikes were constructed to flood 160,000 acres from the historic, moss-hung Lowcountry of Charleston all the way inland to Columbia to create Santee Cooper. This was done to create hydroelectric power for the surrounding rural areas. But when the locks were closed, the originally ocean dwelling fish striped bass became landlocked and unable to get back to saltwater. After several years, fishermen and biologists realized the fish were thriving and reproducing, incredibly for the first time ever in freshwater. The striped bass is now stocked in lakes in nearly 40 states and is one of America's greatest game fish.


6/30      3:30pm                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.


6/30      4:30pm                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.


Special Programming           *denotes premiere

Anne Frank’s Birthday – June 12

6/09      5:30pm                Speak My Name and I shall Live Again*

Sacramento resident Sharon Styles explores the history of her family, and a once-forgotten cemetery near a small Texas town. Experience Sharon's emotional journey to find her roots and seek answers about her family's place in American history.


6/09      6:00pm                Promise to My Father

Holocaust survivor Israel Arbeiter returns to Europe to tour concentration camps and memorials.


Summer Solstice – June 21

6/16      4:00pm                Mystery of Chaco Canyon

A look at how an ancient civilization could have created the mysterious Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. Narrated by Robert Redford.


6/16      5:00pm                Summer of Birds

Details the influence of Louisiana's natural environment and birdlife on painter John James Audubon.


PTSD Awareness Day & Awareness Month – June 21

6/16      6:00pm                New Leash On Life: The K9’s for Warriors Story*

A NEW LEASH ON LIFE: THE K9s FOR WARRIORS STORY highlights the journeys of three United States veterans struggling to adapt to life back home. All three suffered from PTSD after returning from serving overseas, and each has found hope and new ways to handle their stress and emotional challenges through the aid of a companion dog.


Friday Night Arts Programming        *denotes premiere

6/07      9:00pm                Lorraine Hansberry: American Masters ®

Explore the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright and activist who played a significant role in the civil rights movement. LaTanya Richardson Jackson narrates. Anika Noni Rose is the voice of Lorraine Hansberry.


6/14      9:00pm                Terrence McNally: American Masters*

Explore four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally's six groundbreaking decades in theater. The film delves into McNally's pursuit of love and inspiration, LGBTQ activism, triumph over addiction and the power of the arts to transform society.


6/14      10:30pm              PBS Previews: Country Music

Join celebrated musicians for a concert celebrating the film by Ken Burns. Hosted by Burns and featuring performances and appearances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam and more.


6/21      9:00pm                Robert Shaw: American Masters*

Trace the journey of one of the greatest choral music conductors in the world. With no formal training, Robert Shaw achieved early success in popular music and later became legendary for his interpretations of classical music's choral masterpieces.


6/21      10:00pm              Great Performances: The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration ®

Celebrate the orchestra's centennial with a gala concert conducted by Franz Welser-Most, featuring pianist Lang Lang and works by Mozart, Strass and Ravel, with vignettes of past music directors.


6/28      9:00pm                Big Pacific ®

Explore the mysterious Pacific-whose depths we are just beginning to explore. There are many unanswered questions we yearn to unravel, but the ocean doesn't give up its secrets willingly.


6/28      10:00pm              Great Yellowstone Thaw ®  

A Yellowstone winter is a brutal one and the wildlife have to find strategies to survive.


New Seasons

6/08      11:30am              Lucky Chow Season 3

This episode explores how cultures collide when trends meet traditions. Mister Softee taken over by the Chinese government; Brooklyn Brewery is using Japanese hops from Jeju Island; the Fung Bros visits a New Yorker who is reinventing the Shanghainese soup dumpling.


6/08      5:00pm                American Woodshop – Season 26

Wonderful treasures are kept here. Turnings with tops are called boxes. This episode explores the art of turning boxes for all skill levels. Turner Barry Todd shares a new idea!


PBS Programming          *denotes premiere

6/02      10:00m                Vicious Special ®

Chart a year in the life of Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) as they enjoy their inheritance and a birthday. Violet (Frances de la Tour) moves on from her divorce and Ash (Iwan Rheon) arrives with news.


6/04      8pm-11pm         Greeks (101-103)®

Explore Greek history with archaeologists and historians, actors and athletes, scientists and artists who are launching groundbreaking new explorations of the Greeks' journey across time. The Greek story is our story.


6/06      9:00pm               Seize and Secure: The Battle for LA Fiere*

Sheds light on a relatively unexplored, but pivotal battle to secure a critical route inland for allied forces invading France on June 6, 1944. The fight for La Fiere Bridge is regarded as one of the bloodiest small arms battles in US military history. Mark Harmon narrates


6/06      10:00pm              Professor T (weekly)*

Eccentric criminal psychology Professor T has a brilliant mind, but also several neurological disorders which make him complex and often difficult, with a very unpredictable nature. Along with his trusted colleagues Annelies and Daan, they form a team of high-powered advisors that the Antwerp Homicide Department comes to rely on. In Flemish with English subtitles.


6/09      7:00pm               Rick Steves Rome*

In this hour-long travel special, Rick Steves explores the "Eternal City" of Rome, a grand and ancient metropolis rich with exquisite art,vibrant culture and centuries of history.


6/09      8:00pm Great Performances: Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony®

Experience Peter Boyer's immersive musical story of Ellis Island immigrants through a Grammy-nominated orchestral score, narration and visuals. Conducted by Carl St. Clair with readings by Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim and Michael Nouri.


6/09      9:00pm                Great Performances: Indecent ®

See Paula Vogel's Tony Award winner inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance. The play with music looks at an explosive moment in theatrical history.


6/13      8:00pm                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.


6/16      10:30pm              Jamestown season 3*

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.


6/19      9:00pm                When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time*

Meet the ancient ancestors of four iconic creatures: crocodiles, birds, whales and elephants. Join top scientists on a global adventure as they follow clues from the fossil record and use 21st century technology to make exciting new discoveries.


6/23      8:00pm                Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece ®

While Ross watches Cornwall suffer under a new MP, Demelza remains caught between Ross and Hugh. The Enyses contemplate having a baby; Morwenna uses Osborne's affair to keep the reverend's advances at bay; Sam and Drake are blamed for a murder.


6/25      9:00pm                Tiananmen: Seven Weeks That Changed The World

Uncover the true story of the seven-week period that changed China forever. On June 4, 1989, a violent and bloody pro-democracy demonstration ended, leaving thousands dead and laying the foundation for China's future.


The South Carolina Channel (SCC)

CREATE Marathons         

** Saturdays  6AM – 12PM

6/01                     Backyard Makeover
Your backyard is an extension of your home; utilize it to its fullest potential! Mark Montano, P. Allen Smith and the Ask This Old House crew have plenty of tips to dress up your backyard for the whole family to enjoy! Make your backyard a haven and you’ll never want to head inside!

6/08                     Create Mash-Up
Create super fans this marathon is just for you with two Create hosts in one episode! Domestic Diva Martha Stewart teams up with the Grand Dame Julia Child to make a wedding cake. The Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore brings Lidia Bastianich to her kitchen for some tasty Italian meals. Ming Tsai joins forces with Jacques Pepin to make an impressive dish featuring hot dogs. We’re doubling the fun with the Create Mash-up!

6/15                     Men of Leisure
In honor of Father’s Day, join the Create Men of Leisure Team featuring, chefs Jacques Pepin and Ming Tsai, world traveler Joseph Rosendo, and master crafter Eric Gorges. This marathon is for the ultimate weekend warrior! There’s something for everyone: from grilling to traveling, gardening and much more. There’s no time to relax. Jump in and get started because the weekend is almost over!

6/22                    Dining Al Fresco
There’s no better way to enjoy a summer meal than eating outside. Whether it’s an informal backyard picnic, or an outdoor dinner party, our Create hosts have got you covered. George Hirsch has fired up the grill to make juicy steaks. Laura Theodore takes us on a picnic. And, we’re all invited to Pati Jinich’s patio for an awesome summer meal. Warm air, good food and fun company is what summer is all about.
6/29                     ATK Grills
Time to get ready for the July 4th Barbecue! Not to worry Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster and the rest of the ATK gang has got you covered! Your guests will be treated to steaks, chicken, pizza and swordfish, right off the grill! You’ll be sure to have an unforgettable time.

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