#GreatReadPBS

PBS series that celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love. Premiers Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Alexia Jones Helsley featured on By The River

October 4, 2018 - Posted in Local by Holly Jackson
Alexia Jones Helsley and production crew for By The River.

Another great South Carolina author is featured this week on By The River , a new show produced out of ETV Lowcountry in Beaufort. Alexia Jones Helsley authors the “Wicked” series focuses on her book Wicked Beaufort during the show. Helsley is no stranger to Beaufort. When...

The Most Influential 20th-Century Southern Novel?

September 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Noel Polk, Tudier Harris, and Walter Edgar, taping "Take on the South."

This month, a PBS series, The Great American Read , celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love. Celebrities, authors, and book lovers reveal the novels that have affected their lives. And, the national vote gets under way, to decide America’s Best-Loved Novel. Back...

Dorothea Benton Frank Shares Love for Pat Conroy

September 17, 2018 - Posted in Local by Holly Jackson
Dorthea Benton Frank with production crew for By The River

The legacy of Pat Conroy is shared repeatedly on the first season of By The River, with nearly every author noting his impact on readers’ love for Lowcountry stories. New York Times Best Selling author Dorothea Benton Frank, whose latest book By Invitation Only is now out,...

Mary Alice Monroe Featured in First "By The River" Episode

September 13, 2018 - Posted in Local by Holly Bounds Jackson
Mary Alice Monroe featured in first By The River Episode

The first episode of SCETV’s latest show, By The River , features one of The Palmetto State’s most beloved authors. Mary Alice Monroe, author of The Beach House series, shares some of her neighbors’ greatest passions: a love for the rich beauty found in the Lowcountry. One...

The Great American Read Series Returns

September 10, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Ty Moody
The Great American Read

The Great American Read returns on September 11. Join host, Meredith Vieira, as she takes viewers on a journey across the country to uncover the nation’s 100 most-loved novels. If you missed the launch special, you can view the show on-demand . There is still time to vote...

Mark Bryan Talks About His Favorite Book

May 18, 2018 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Mark Bryan

Mark Bryan, musician and founding member of Hootie and the Blowfish, talks about his favorite book. Visit Palmetto Scene online at scetv.org to see other SC celebrities talk about the importance of books and reading. And don't forget to catch PBS's Great American Read all...

SC Native Craig Melvin Talks About His Favorite Book Genre

May 17, 2018 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Craig Melvin

Craig Melvin, Journalist, News Anchor, and South Carolina native, talks about his favorite book genre. Tune in to SCETV's Palmetto Scene on May 17th at 7:30 to hear more South Carolina celebrities talk about their favorite books! And don't forget to catch PBS's Great...

Born to Read

May 17, 2018 - Posted in Local by Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi
Mother with baby

Besides their bundle of joy, new moms leave the hospital with stacks of information meant to help get the baby on the right track. A Lowcountry group of volunteers is using that post-partum window to educate mothers about the advantages of early reading. At the mother’s...

The Ageless Pastime

May 16, 2018 - Posted in Local by Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi
Checking out books on the mobile library

The aging population in Beaufort County has more time on their hands for leisure than ever before. However, lack of mobility sometimes puts a sudden halt to many of those pleasures. But thanks to the recent addition of a bookmobile, the Beaufort County Public Library is...

Man's Best Friend Lends an Ear to Literacy

May 15, 2018 - Posted in Local by Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi
Dogs assisting young readers

Learning to read can be exciting and nerve-racking all at once. For many children, stumbling on a word in front of their peers is a huge fear. All it takes is a chuckle of a classmate to crush the confidence of a budding reader. But a program called Tail Waggin' Tutors is...

SC Native Josh Turner Talks About the Importance of Reading

May 11, 2018 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Josh Turner

Josh Turner, country music star and South Carolina native, talks about the importance of reading. Tune in to SCETV's Palmetto Scene on May 17th at 7:30 to hear more South Carolina celebrities talk about their favorite books! And don't forget to catch PBS's Great American...

Research Study Shows Positive Trends for Summer Reading Program

May 11, 2018 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Students receiving books

For the second consecutive year, Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K–12 public education, collaborated with Scholastic , the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, to determine the impact of...

Lowcountry Moms' Book Club Not Your Average Meetup

May 9, 2018 - Posted in Local by Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi
Books

Motherhood is certainly rewarding—but it’s also exhausting! Playing taxi driver, personal chef, housekeeper, doctor and so much more can zap all of your energy by day’s end. But a group of moms in Bluffton is going the extra mile to make time for themselves-—and it’s all in...

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ Reveals List of America’s 100 Favorite Novels

April 25, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Ty Moody
PBS - The Great American Read - Help Choose America's Favorite Book

PBS unveiled a List of America’s 100 Best-loved Novels , chosen in support of THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new PBS series that celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira,...

Reading Program Aims to Make Summer Count

November 3, 2017 - Posted in Education by Tabitha Safdi
Make Summer Count

Reading well at a young age is the most important building block for later success in school and life. Make Summer Count is a summer program that helps close the achievement gap by giving children and families the resources they need to be able to read all summer long. The...