#GreatReadPBS

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

Two Authors Featured on This Week's "By The River"

October 11, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Holly Jackson
Author Al Chaput with students from USCB's broadcast department.

Two episodes of By The River play this week and you’ll want to tune into both. First, at 8:00 p.m. Thursday on ETV, Bernie Schein is featured, along with his book, Famous All Over Town . Schein is a character himself, and viewers who are unfamiliar with him will quickly...

Alexia Jones Helsley featured on By The River

October 4, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals 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 SCETV Regionals 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 SCETV Regionals 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...

SC Authors Featured on New Show

August 23, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Holly Bounds Jackson
SC Author Mary Alice Monroe with USCB student production crew and SCETV's Holly Bounds Jackson

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) and the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) are proud to announce a collaborative television show, By The River, which premieres this Fall. Recorded at ETV Lowcountry studio in Beaufort, S.C., By The River is an...

Teacher Talks About Inspiring Books

May 22, 2018 - Posted in Education by Tabitha Safdi
Lord of the Flies bookcover

In celebration of PBS's Great American Read, Nicholas Snyder, an English teacher at Cane Bay High School, talks about his favorite books to read and teach. With 100 titles, only one book can win. What will be America's favorite? Don't forget to catch PBS's Great American...

South Carolina's 2018 Teacher of the Year Talks All-Time Favorite Book

May 21, 2018 - Posted in Education by Tabitha Safdi
To Kill A Mockingbird

In celebration of PBS's Great American Read , the 2018 South Carolina Teacher of the Year, Erin Fox, talks about her all-time favorite book. With 100 titles, only one book can win. What will be America's favorite? Vote today and don't forget to catch PBS's Great American...

Mark Bryan Talks About His Favorite Book

May 18, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene 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 Palmetto Scene 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 Palmetto Scene 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 Palmetto Scene 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 Palmetto Scene 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 Palmetto Scene 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...

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