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November/December 2019 ETV program highlights

October 31, 2019 - Posted in Education by Jonathan Faulk
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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. To view the full TV schedule, visit

*Denotes New Program/Episode


11/11  9 a.m.             Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (series premiere)
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, a brand new PBS KIDS program, follows the adventures of Xavier Riddle, his sister Yadina, and their friend Brad as they meet real life heroes from the past – from Eleanor Roosevelt to Leonardo Da Vinci. Watch as these heroes demonstrate their resilience in the face of adversity and perseverance toward their goals, proving that anyone can do remarkable things.

11/4-7 2:30 p.m.                  Let’s Go Luna! (new episodes)

11/4-8 8 a.m.                       Wild Kratts (new episodes)

11/23 and 30  12:30 p.m.    Cyberchase (new episodes)

Mons., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Sesame Street (new episodes)

11/29  7 and 9 p.m.             Nature Cat: A Nature Carol (on SCETV PBS KIDS)

In the tradition of the Dickens holiday classic, Nature Cat is visited by the spirits of Nature Past (Daisy), Present (Squeeks) and Future (Hal) on Christmas Eve.


Holiday themed episodes and one-hour movies from PBS KIDS series will repeat throughout the month of December. Also, look for new episodes of “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” and “Sesame Street.”

12/9                            Clifford the Big Red Dog (reboot)
Following the premiere, the series will air on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. on SCETV.

Based on the popular Scholastic book series by Norman Bridwell about the lovable oversized canine with his head in the clouds but four paws planted firmly on the ground, Clifford presents a larger-than-life view of the world. With his loving human, Emily Elizabeth, and dog pals, Cleo and T-Bone, Clifford inhabits a colorful island community, inviting viewers on a fun-filled journey through childhood, navigating the dips and curves along the way. CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG emphasizes good citizenship and the importance of community. Each episode concludes with a component of Clifford's Big Ideas - 10 different attributes children learn to embrace - which leaves them with something to think about and practice in their lives.

Christmas Day

12/25  7:00 a.m.       Nature Cat: A Nature Carol

In the tradition of the Dickens holiday classic, Nature Cat is visited by the spirits of Nature Past (Daisy), Present (Squeeks) and Future (Hal) on Christmas Eve.

12/25  8:00 a.m.       Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas      

In this one-hour special, it's Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate. But when the Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, their holiday party quickly turns into a rescue mission. Our heroes must race against time to thwart their greedy archrivals' most miserly scheme yet! Will they be able to travel to the ends of the earth and return their baby animal friends to their homes in time for the holidays? Find out on Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas.       

12/25  9:00 a.m.       Let’s Go Luna! Luna’s Christmas Around the World

When the Circo gets stuck at the South Pole on Christmas eve, Leo, Andy, and Carmen are convinced that Santa will never find them. With the help of their friend Luna, the kids endeavor to save Christmas, learning about holiday traditions from around the world along the way.

12/25  10:00 a.m.     Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas

This adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thingamajigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals --from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs --and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home.

12/25  11:00 a.m.     Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat are having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas. There's only one dilemma - neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present! In the end, both gift-giving predicaments are simply and beautifully resolved, revealing the true spirit of the holiday season.

12/25  12:00 a.m.     Pet+Cat+Holidays

This is a special holiday episode of Peg + Cat featuring "The Christmas Problem," "The Hanukkah Problem," and "The Penguin Problem. " This series is designed to engage preschool children and teach them how to solve math-based problems with Peg, a chatty and tenacious five year-old, her feline pal, Cat, and her smart, handsome, cool friend Ramone.

12/25  2:00 p.m.       Let’s Go Luna! Luna’s Christmas Around the World

Ripple is excited because, according to legend, tonight is the night that Whitebeard, a mysterious creature who lives in the North Pole, sails over Reeftown, singing his beautiful music. She tries to convince the other Reeftown friends to stay up and watch for him to appear. / It's the holiday season in Reeftown as everyone gets ready for Coral Day, a celebration of the wonderful coral that make up their home. Splash, new to Reeftown and its traditions, wonders what he can contribute to the festival.

12/25  3:00 p.m.       Nature Cat: A Nature Carol

In the tradition of the Dickens holiday classic, Nature Cat is visited by the spirits of Nature Past (Daisy), Present (Squeeks) and Future (Hal) on Christmas Eve.

12/25  4:00 p.m.       Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas

In this one-hour special, it's Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate. But when the Wild Kratts receive an alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, their holiday party quickly turns into a rescue mission. Our heroes must race against time to thwart their greedy archrivals' most miserly scheme yet! Will they be able to travel to the ends of the earth and return their baby animal friends to their homes in time for the holidays? Find out on Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas.

12/25  5:00 p.m.       Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas

This adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thingamajigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals --from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs --and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home.

Christmas and Holiday Specials

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12/16  9:00 p.m.       Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Kristin Chenoweth + 12/20 @ 10 p.m.*

12/17  8:00 p.m.       Ornament of the World*

The Ornament of the World tells the story of a remarkable time in history when the Muslims, Christians and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences.

12/19  9:00 p.m.       Chef’s Life Holiday Special (repeat)

Join Vivian Howard as she serves up the best of her Southern cooking heritage and the Chanukah traditions of her husband Ben. From humble Hoppin' John to elegant red velvet cake, sample a charming and delicious holiday celebration.

12/19  10:00 p.m.    Wheaton College Festival: Messiah, Prince of Peace*

Students from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in Wheaton, Illinois perform sacred Christmas music and carols from around the world in the program WHEATON COLLEGE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: MESSIAH, PRINCE OF PEACE. Featuring the Wheaton concert choir, women's chorale, men's glee club, and symphony orchestra, the holiday concert celebrates the story of the Nativity through song, recounting the prophecy of Christ's birth and the rejoicing of angels and shepherds.

12/20  9:00 p.m.       Lidia Celebrates America: Return of the Artisans*

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. This series is a deeply personal journey that allows Lidia to share her culinary traditions, heritage and history with others who also have great stories to tell.

12/20  10:00 p.m.    America’s Test Kitchen Special: Home for the Holidays

While the cast is home for the holidays, they share great tips for planning a stress-free gathering!

12/21  6:00 p.m.       Lawrence Welk: Christmas

Hosts: Norma, Randy, and Mark Zimmer. Week of December 21-27, 1972 This program opens with Lawrence joining the gang for "Jingle Bells". Norma and the group sing "Silent Night" and Arthur Duncan shows us how to "Ring Those Christmas Bells". "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" is performed beautifully by Guy and Ralna and Joe Feeney captures the true spirit of the season with "Oh Holy Night". Along the way, the children of the Musical Family are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

12/22  5:00 p.m.       Southern Lens: A Christmas Carol: Behind the Magic

Behind-the-scenes of one the Southeast's most well-known stage adaptations of the Charles Dickens classic, which began in 1974.

12/22  5:30 p.m.       Handel’s Messiah*

Handel's Messiah is a 90-minute docudrama - narrated by Jane Seymour - that tells the story of George Frideric Handel, how he was discovered in Halle, Germany at age nine, and his meteoric rise to celebrity composer at age 18. With more than 42 operas on three continents, Handel was a prodigious musical genius. And while many of his musical works have endured, his most notable composition, and one that's investigated with most detail, is his oratorio Messiah. The debut performance of Messiah in Dublin, Ireland in 1742 was a turning point for George Handel. It was also a turning point for Charles Jennens, the man who wrote the libretto for the oratorio, and Susannah Cibber, a formerly-scorned actress/singer who regained her standing within the theater after performing her solo. Handel's Messiah is an inspiring story of redemption. The message and the music is pertinent to all generations, regardless of personal beliefs.

12/23  9:00 p.m.       Christmas At Belmont 2019*

Hosted by CeCe Winans and Michael W. Smith, this program celebrates the holiday season and the musical diversity of Belmont University's School of Music. Nearly 700 student musicians join the Belmont School of Music faculty and the Nashville Children's Choir, to present this production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites.

12/24  7:00 p.m.       A Very Merry Christmas*

12/25  7:00 p.m.       Governor’s Carolighting 2019

12/25  8:00 p.m.       Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas*

12/25  9:00 p.m.       Call the Midwife Holiday Special*

12/25  10:30 p.m.    Vicious Special (repeat)

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.

Local Interest Programming            

*denotes premiere

Palmetto Scene – Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. on SCETV

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. 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 p.m. on SCETV.

  • 11/7   – Topics include: Interview with SC native and astronaut Charles Duke; D-Day celebration
  • 11/14 – Topics include: Artist Mary Whyte and her latest project honoring veterans
  • 11/21 – Topics include: Educational programs across the state
  • 11/28 – Topics include: SC Hall of Fame Profiles

For all air dates, please visit the SCETV 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 7:30 p.m. on SCETV and repeats Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

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 p.m. on ETV World (ETVW)

               Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on SCC

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

11/3    6:00 p.m.       Carolina Stories: Between the Waters

The history of South Carolina's Hobcaw, from its time as a Native American settlement to the hunting retreat of financier Bernard Baruch, told in the words of those who lived there.

11/7    8:00 p.m.       By The River: Larry Rowland: The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina*

Holly Bounds Jackson is by the river with Larry Rowland, author of The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina.

11/10  6:00 p.m.       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.

11/10  6:30 p.m.       Man and Moment: T. Moffatt Burris and the Crossing

Veteran South Carolina paratrooper whose life was fictionalized in "A Bridge Too Far" recounts the actual WWII events with fellow paratrooper Roy Hanna.

11/10  7:00 p.m.       Man and Moment: Steve Flaherty: A Voice Returned

Steve Flaherty was living in a Japanese orphanage when he was adopted at age 9 by American parents. He grew to become an all-american student and athlete, then volunteering for service and being sent to fight in Vietnam. Six months after landing in Vietnam he was killed in battle. In 2012, the letters that were taken off of his body by the North Vietnamese became part of the first diplomatic exchange between Vietnam and the United States since the Vietnam conflict ended.

11/14  8:00 p.m.       By The River: Debbie Covington: Celebrate Beaufort, Celebrate Everything!*

Holly Bounds Jackson is by the river with Debbi Covington, Southern Living's "Master of Entertaining", and author of Celebrate Beaufort, Celebrate Everything!

11/21  8:00 p.m.       By The River:  Lisa Anne Cullen: Little Orange Honey Hood, The Three Wild Pigs*

Little Orange Honey Hood, The Three Wild Pigs

11/21  8:30 p.m.       Character in Custody* + repeat on Monday 11/25 @ 8pm

11/24  5:00 p.m.       Carolina Stories: Just A Game

Carolina-Clemson is truly the "Super Bowl" of football in South Carolina. The game lasts only 60 minutes, but the result is written in stone for the next 365 days. ETV's one-hour television documentary features the football teams and fans of the USC Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers, culminating in the 2007 showdown at Williams-Brice Stadium. How can one football game mean so much to so many people? What does it mean to bleed garnet and black...or orange and purple? And why do fans seem to live or die by what hapens in this crucial game. Carolina Stories: "Just a Game" tackles these questions and much more as it celebrates the history and culture of the Palmetto State's most storied rivalry. Note: This original festival program has been updated to include footage of Clemson's new football coach.

11/24  6:00 p.m.       Governor’s Carolighting 2019

11/27  7:00 p.m.       Carolina Classrooms: STEAM

STEAM… not the kind you use to cook vegetables. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS and Math. STEAM is the focus of classrooms, as educators work to ensure the success of their 21st century graduates.

11/28  8:00 p.m.       By The River: Randy Spencer *

New Seasons/New Series

11/2    11:30 a.m.     Patti’s Mexican Table 800’s

PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE brings authentic Mexican flavors, colors, textures and warmth into American kitchens. A former policy analyst focused on Latin American politics and history, Pati Jinich is a chef,cooking teacher, food writer and mother of three whose true passion lies in sharing the tastes of her childhood and culinary adventures in her native country. In each episode, Pati embarks upon an exciting and entertaining journey, where each dish serves as a point of departure into Mexico's rich history and culture, Pati's personal experiences, and her ongoing conversations with cooks in both Mexico and the United States. Each half-hour highlights a singular Mexican food - from familiar ingredients like vanilla, avocado and chorizo to the mysterious grains used by the Aztecs and the adventurous and trendy cuisine found across Mexico today. From traditional takes on tomatillos to modern spins on huevos rancheros, Pati inspires viewers to make great Mexican dishes in their own homes.

11/3    5:00 p.m.       Playing By the Rules 300’s

Examine the rapid rise of Uber, the scandals which followed, and lessons on Silicon Valley culture. Assess if innovation and corporate accountability can co-exist in an industry where "moving fast and breaking things" is the norm.

11/9    11:00 a.m.     George Hirsch Lifestyle 200’s

Chef and five-time author George Hirsch returns to public television to share his philosophy of bridging good food with good living. Taped in his Hampton home's indoor and outdoor kitchens, George uses his culinary know-how and well-honed techniques to cook up savory recipes for entertaining at home - from preparing an intimate meal for two to designing a menu for 30 people. He also embarks on mini-field trips to local community producers and suppliers in search of fresh ingredients and down-home inspiration.

Friday Night Arts Programming

11/1    9:00 p.m.       Great Performances:  42nd Street

Tap-dance along to this musical extravaganza about a starry-eyed performer who gets her big break on Broadway, set to a lively score of iconic songs including "Lullaby of Broadway," "We're in the Money" and the show-stopping title song.

11/8    9:00 p.m.       Great Performances:  Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I

Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe star in a Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical about a British schoolteacher instructing the royal children of the King of Siam, featuring classic songs including "Hello, Young Lovers" and "Shall We Dance."

11/15  9:00 p.m.       Great Performances:  Red

Experience the passion of painter Mark Rothko in this six-time Tony-winning play dramatizing Rothko's greatest challenge: creating the murals for New York's iconic Four Seasons restaurant. Stars Alfred Molina with Alfred Enoch as Rothko's assistant.

11/22  10:00 p.m.    Great Performances:  Much Ado About Nothing

Recorded live at The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park, this modern interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic classic with an all-black cast features Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman. Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon.

11/29  9:00 p.m.       Great Performances: Kinky Boots (pledge)

Rejoice with the Tony Award-winning high-heeled hit musical with songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein about an unexpected duo that embraces their differences to create an extraordinary line of shoes.

11/30  1:30 a.m.       Great Performances: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

PBS Programming

11/3    6:30 p.m.       Our American Family: The Kurowskis

Our American Family: The Kurowskis presents the story of a woman born and raised on the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin married to the son of Polish immigrants. At the time, Native Americans had been pressured to forsake their heritage and assimilate into the culture of their white neighbors. Following a tragedy at a paper mill, the Kurowski family moves to the center of the reservation where their selflessness strengthens the community and prepares the next generation to support their Oneida heritage.

11/3    8:00 p.m.       Durrells in Corfu Season 4 continues*+repeat on Saturday’s at 9 p.m.

Just as it looks as though the Durrells may have found their happy ending, the islanders realize they can no longer ignore the rumblings of war. Larry throws an audacious play for the locals. There are new surprises for every member of the family.

11/3    9:00 p.m.       Poldark Season 5 on Masterpiece continues*+ repeat on Thursday’s at 9 p.m.

Geoffrey Charles makes a desperate plan to elope with Cecily before she weds George, and Demelza uncovers a theft at the mine. With Ned's trial looming heavy, Ross pleads for Dwight's help in a daring attempt to save his friend.

11/3    10:00 p.m.    Press on Masterpiece continues*

A new Post colleague attempts to discredit Ed. Duncan buries himself in his work. Holly is accused of losing her professional integrity when she mishandles a source. Peter and Amina prepare the way for a big announcement about the Herald's future.

11/7    10:00 p.m.    Line of Separation (episodes 4 of 6)*

Series: After the fall of the Third Reich, the small town of Tannbach is cruelly divided between East and West regimes and the town's inhabitants suffer the consequences. This historical drama explores the devastating effects decades of conflict had on communities from the end of World War II to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

11/11  9:00 p.m.       Warrior Tradition*

Learn the heartbreaking, inspiring and largely untold story of Native Americans in the United States military. This film relates the stories of Native American warriors from their own points of view --stories of service, pain, courage and fear.

11/12  9:00 p.m.       Race Underground: American Experience

Learn how America's first subway, in Boston, overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen and the great fears of its citizenry to create a rapid transit system soon replicated throughout the country.

11/17  6:00 p.m.       Yoshiki: Live At Carnegie Hall

Japanese composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and leader of the rock group X Japan, Yoshiki Hayashi has sold more than 50 million records to both rock and classical music fans worldwide. YOSHIKI: LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL presents footage from his sold-out New York concerts in January 2017, featuring special guests the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Yoshiki performs "The Star-Spangled Banner" and a theme to celebrate the Emperor of Japan.

11/17  7:00 p.m.       Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration*

Sesame Street is all ready for its 50th anniversary celebration with host Joseph Gordon Levitt and featuring classic Sesame Street songs sung by some of today's most beloved celebrities. All the muppets and cast members celebrate 50 years of the street where everyone is welcome.

11/17  10:30 p.m.    First Official Thanksgiving

The story the first official Thanksgiving, held in the Americas in 1619, is highlighted.

11/18  9:00 p.m.       N. Scott Momaday: American Masters*

Delve into the enigmatic life and mind of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday, best known for "House Made of Dawn" and a formative voice of the Native American Renaissance in art and literature.

11/19  8:00 p.m.       America’s Test Kitchen 20th Anniversary Special* + repeat on Sunday 11/24 @7 p.m.

To celebrate 20 years of the most-watched cooking show on public television, AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN fans around the country voted for their all-time favorite recipes from the series. The results are presented in the AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, as cast members including Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison, Jack Bishop and Adam Ried count down the series' 20 most popular recipes and look back on moments from the show's two decades on air.

11/19  9:00 p.m.       Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory: American Experience*

11/24  8:00 p.m.       Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Ian Fleming's James Bond and the BBC drama "Spooks" take us into a world of espionage, code-breaking, weapons and gadgets -- top secret maneuvers to protect Queen and country. But what is the real British Secret Service like?

11/24  9:00 p.m.       Chaperone on Masterpiece*+ repeat on 11/28 @ 9pm

Journey from Kansas to New York City with the diffident chaperone to uninhibited dancer Louise Brooks in this Jazz Age drama that reunites DOWNTON ABBEY screenwriter Julian Fellowes, actress Elizabeth McGovern and director Michael Engler.

11/25  9:00 p.m.       College Beyond Bars pt. 1*

Meet the incarcerated men and women admitted to the rigorous Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). Some students make great strides academically, only to discover BPI keeps raising the bar. Being sent to solitary puts an education in jeopardy.

11/26  9:00 p.m.       College Beyond Bars pt. 2*

The students embark on yearlong senior projects. The prison debate team faces West Point and Harvard. Some students face the realities of going home. Bachelor's and associate degrees are awarded on graduation day.

11/27  10:00 p.m.    Plastics Problem: PBS Newshour Presents*

With 40 percent of all plastic products used only once, plastic pollution is considered one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals globally. This program explores what's being done about our extensive appetite for damaging single-use plastic. Traveling from Boston to Seattle -- and reporting from the Pacific shores of Costa Rica to the rocky beaches of Easter Island --PBS NewsHour's reporting team uncovered not only the extensive environmental damage plastic has already caused, but also innovations and solutions in plastic management.

12/13  8:30 p.m.       Chef Marcus and Vivian: A Taste of What’s Next*

12/13  9:00 p.m.       No Passport Required: Seattle*

Marcus Samuelsson goes to Seattle to learn about the the Filipino American community, who are part of the city's longstanding Asian Pacific American heritage.

12/19  8:00 p.m.      America’s Forest with Chuck Leavell* This is a South Carolina Story

America's Forests with Chuck Leavell travels to South Carolina to tell the compelling story of African-American tree farmers who trace their land back to the end of slavery. Hosted by famous musician, keyboardist, and conservationist Chuck Leavell, the episode captures personal stories of family land told by these landowners, as well as tree plantings and forest cruising.

12/21  7:00 p.m.       Royal Wives At War

Take a fresh look at the abdication crisis of 1936 through dramatized monologues by the two women at its heart, the Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson, as they look back at the events that led to Edward VIII's decision to give up the throne.

12/21  9:00 p.m.       Les Miserables on Masterpiece (weekly)

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." They are joined by 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).

12/22  7-11 p.m.       Victoria on Masterpiece Season 3 (Episodes 1-3)

Travel back to 1848 as revolution breaks out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria. Jenna Coleman stars as the young but fearless monarch, facing a crisis that threatens to end her reign.

12/26  7:30 p.m.       Anne of Green Gables: Fire and Dew

Follow Anne Shirley's journey to Queen's College in Charlottetown. She misses Matthew and Marilla, and is overwhelmed by loneliness, city life and the intense competition. Will Anne find that the dark cloud over her life does have a silver lining?

12/26  9:00 p.m.       In Their Own Words: Queen Elizabeth II

Follow Queen Elizabeth II's remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle's abdication, her father's coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her eventful reign of more than 60 years.

12/27  9-11 p.m.                   Craft in America*

CRAFT IN AMERICA visits America's premier craft artists in their studios to witness the creation of handmade objects and into homes, businesses and public spaces where functional art is employed and celebrated. Using archival footage and interviews with some of the top artists in the country, the three-part series showcases the breadth and beauty of handmade objects in our culture.

12/29  8-11 p.m.       Victoria on Masterpiece (Episodes 4-6)

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

12/30  7:30 p.m.       Ring People*

Forty centuries ago, ancient natives left their mark on the landscape of coastal South Carolina. Today, archaeologists from SC DNR, a dozen universities and the National Park Service search for clues to our earliest-known coastal dwellers. The story takes viewers to remote sites as scientists discover the ancient South Carolinians who built monumental rings of shell.

12/31  7:00 p.m.       Glenn Miller Swing Celebration featuring the USAF*

The USAF Air Force Band pays tribute to the legendary Glenn Miller on the 75th anniversary of his disappearance over the English Channel. Featuring vocalists and Broadway dancers, the Band plays dozens of Miller's hits, including "I'll be Seeing You," "At Last," "Moonlight Serenade," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," and "Chatanooga Choo Choo." Recorded in May, 2019 at the Strathmore Theater in Bethesda, MD.

12/31  8:00 p.m.       LVLC: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve 2019: Sondheim Celebration*+ repeat at 9:30pm

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER brings live performances of opera, drama, music, and dance direct from the stages of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City into American homes, making the world's greatest artists accessible to a nationwide audience.

South Carolina Channel CREATE Marathons       

** Saturdays  6AM – 12P.M.

11/2    6:00 a.m.                  Remembering Nancy

Join Create as we remember and celebrate Public Television pioneer, Nancy Zieman’s life with a 6-hour marathon. Nancy’s warm presence and easy to follow instructions will have you sewing like a pro in no time.

11/9    6:00 a.m.                  Cook’s Country Cravings

You’ll be right at home with this back to back block of Cook’s Country episodes. Bridget, Julia and the rest of the Cook’s Country team will have you craving for more and more yummy cuisine. From pork chops, to tacos, to Shrimp Po’ Boys, to brisket and much more. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. Come to the table because it’s time to eat.

11/16  6:00 a.m.                  Marcus’ Food Tour

Take an international culinary journey with Chef Marcus Samuelsson without leaving the United States. Marcus treks to Miami for Haitian food, Detroit for Middle Eastern food and to the Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C. for Ethiopian food. He makes other stops in New Orleans, Chicago and Queens, New York. Get a taste of culture and sense of community as we travel from city to city.  

11/23  6:00 a.m.              Thank-full


It’s that time of year again…Turkey time! The family is coming over for a feast, and you and your guests will be Thank-full with the help of Kevin Belton, the ATK crew, Vivian Howard and Sara Moulton. While style expert Christy Rost will offer tips to bring a festive look to your dinner table. This Thanksgiving dinner, with all the bells and whistles, will be talked about for years to come!

11/30  6:00 a.m.                  Home with Lidia

We’re going on an adventure with Lidia Bastianich, on “Lidia Celebrates America” that will take us across the country to experience different families’ cultural legacies and how food plays a role in that rich legacy. Then, we head back to Lidia’s kitchen for a sample of her tasty Italian dishes and the fond memories of her childhood.

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