Letter from the President

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, December 2020

November 30, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Anthony Padgett
SmartCat with Christmas tree

For many, the holiday season is defined by time spent with friends and family. After the difficult, unpredictable year that we’ve had, making new memories and sharing words of appreciation with those that matter most feels like the most fitting way to end 2020. Recognizing...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, November 2020

November 9, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Anthony Padgett
Anthony Padgett with ETV staff

As a year that was unlike any others before it, it’s hard to believe that 2020 is starting to wind down. When this year began, working remotely, social distancing and at-home learning weren’t phrases we used in our everyday vocabulary. But, as 2020 threw us curveballs, we...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, October 2020

October 1, 2020 - Posted in SCETV by Anthony Padgett
South Carolina Primary

Renowned author and former presidential speechwriter James Humes once said, “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” Communication is what makes any team or unit strong. Not only does it convey information, but it encourages education and action...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, September 2020

August 31, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Agency photo

For many across South Carolina, 2020 has been anything but smooth. From the spread of COVID-19 to the ongoing fight for racial justice, we are living in challenging, uncertain times. Throughout all of this adversity, however, one thing has remained constant – SCETV’s...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, August 2020

July 31, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Anthony Padgett
Palmetto Perspectives Host, Moderator and Panel

Fred Rogers, better known by millions of public television viewers as Mister Rogers, once said, “the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers." Describing the...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, July 2020

June 30, 2020 - Posted in SCETV by Anthony Padgett
SCETV President Anthony Padgett with Women Vision SC honoree, former SC Chief Justice Jean Toal

This summer, as we celebrate the 244th anniversary of the birth of our nation, we also recognize another major milestone – 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the United States. Fitting that this centennial would take...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, June 2020

May 31, 2020 - Posted in SCETV by Anthony Padgett
Father helping daughter with school work

It’s often said that knowledge is power. Alluding to the freedom and opportunities that come with a strong education, that statement is perfectly relevant to one of SCETV’s top initiatives – broadband. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), nearly half-a-...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, May 2020

May 1, 2020 - Posted in SCETV by Anthony Padgett
Governor McMaster's press conference

Fred Rogers once said, “Whether we're giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world.” That quote certainly rings true for SCETV and for public media as a whole. After all, partnerships and collaboration are at the heart of everything...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, April 2020

March 30, 2020 - Posted in SCETV by Anthony Padgett
Somewhere South

Dear Viewers and Listeners: In April two of our SCETV Presents series return to the national schedule. In its second season, Reconnecting Roots links uniquely American institutions and innovations from the past to the present day with humor, interviews and storytelling. Now...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, March 2020

March 2, 2020 - Posted in SCETV by Anthony Padgett
Lionel Glastonbury

Dear Viewers and Listeners, March starts out with an amazing array of Festival specials, including concerts by Duran Duran, Lionel Richie and Pink Floyd, as well as a 20-year celebration of Doo Wop specials and a musical tribute featuring songs of the women’s movement. Suze...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, February 2020

January 31, 2020 - Posted in SCETV by Anthony Padgett
Miles Davis

Dear Viewers and Listeners: In February, we celebrate Black History Month with programming that highlights the talents and achievements of African Americans. Our own Carolina Stories series focuses on photographer Richard Samuel Roberts and jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie ;...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, January 2020

January 1, 2020 - Posted in SCETV by Anthony Padgett
Sandition

Dear Viewers and Listeners: Happy New Year! This month the SC Legislature goes back into session, and we continue our mission of transparency with the annual broadcast of State House Today, airing on ETV World and streamed on our web site. Airing Tuesday-Thursday, the...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, December 2019

December 2, 2019 - Posted in SCETV by Anthony Padgett
Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir

Dear Viewers and Listeners: Happy holidays! This December brings entertaining and enjoyable programming, part of our Festival schedule as well as our seasonal offerings. SCETV ‘s Festival offers a variety of captivating new shows, including a song-filled evening with...

Legacy of Partnership

October 30, 2019 - Posted in SCETV by Anthony Padgett
Anthony Padgett, SCETV President and Coby Hennecy, ETV Endowment Executive Director

SCETV and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina represent an extraordinary 41-year public-private partnership that has enabled SCETV and SC Public Radio to produce and present programs for state-wide, national and international broadcast. Since inception, the ETV Endowment...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, October 2019

September 30, 2019 - Posted in SCETV by Anthony Padgett
Retro Report

Dear Viewers and Listeners, This month, SC Public Radio holds its “No Pledge Drive” Pledge Drive. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 22, we will be asking for your support without interrupting regular programming. This successful fundraising method allows us to continue bringing your...

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