Press Release

O'Bryon Receives Order of the Palmetto

By Glenn Rawls

Linda O'Bryon accepts the Order of the Palmetto from Dr. Brent Nelsen

Linda O’Bryon has been awarded The Order of the Palmetto by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.  This prestigious award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the life and well-being of South Carolina and her people. O’Bryon, who has led South Carolina ETV and Public Radio, is stepping down after seven years.  The presentation, by SCETV Commission chair Dr. Brent Nelsen, was made during a surprise reception.

SCETV Names New President

By Glenn Rawls

Anthony Padgett

The South Carolina Educational Television Commission has announced the appointment of Anthony Padgett as the new president and CEO of South Carolina ETV and Public Radio, following a nationwide search.  He succeeds Linda O’Bryon, who announced her intention to resign last year.

SCETV Kids Goes 24/7

By Glenn Rawls


South Carolina ETV launched a new channel Tuesday, August 29.  SCETV PBS KIDS will be a 24/7 channel for children that will be available via antenna in the .4 position.  After the broadcast premiere, it will also launch online at  Featuring the #1 PBS Kids program Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the channel will also feature Smart Cat, Wild Kratts, Sesame Street and will bring back favorites such as Clifford the Big Red Dog, Calliou, WordGirl, and Word World.  The channel will offer a different schedule from SCETV’s main channel, and the stre

SC’s Eclipse Center of National TV Broadcast

By Glenn Rawls

SCETV and Public Radio Total Solar Eclipse 2017

South Carolina ETV’s coverage of the solar eclipse is going to be carried live as a nationwide broadcast.  Over 65% of public television’s World channels have already committed to carry the one-hour telecast live August 21 from 2:30-3:30 the eclipse passes above the state before moving over the Atlantic Ocean.  A live stream will also be available nationwide for viewing over the Internet.


By Glenn Rawls


During the 2017 eclipse, South Carolina Public Radio invites you to listen while you watch as experts explain the phenomenon.  Host Beryl Dakers, public radio and TV reporters on location around the state, and the staff of the SC State Museum will provide live coverage on August 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Three Programs Honored

By Glenn Rawls

2017 Emmy Winners

SCETV is proud to offer congratulations to our 2017 Emmy winners. Remembering Charleston (Renée Layson, Beryl Dakers, Aimee Crouch, Allen Ott, Historical/Cultural), Clemson co-production host Patrick McMillan (for On-Camera Talent, Expeditions), and our SCETV Presents winners Tim Fennell, Mark Bryan, and Ashley Flowers of Chucktown Music Group for Live at the Charleston Music Hall (Arts/Entertainment).

Fifth District Candidates In Conversation

By Glenn Rawls

Host Charles Bierbauer

South Carolina’s congressional Fifth District candidates get together for a conversation on This Week in South Carolina, airing Friday June 16th at 7:30 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.   The weekly program is hosted by Charles Bierbauer, Dean of USC’s College of Information and Communications, and produced by the University of South Carolina and SCETV.

Fort Jackson's History in New Documentary

By Glenn Rawls

Soldiers at Fort Jackson

“Victory Starts Here: Fort Jackson Centennial” is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Fort Jackson. Archival material and interviews with Fort Jackson leaders, historians and community leaders provide a look back at the history and important milestones of the U.S. Army’s largest Basic Combat Training Center, as well as its current and future impact on the city of Columbia and the state of South Carolina.

PBS NewsHour Selects Greenville Students as Reporting Labs Fellows

By Glenn Rawls

Kimberly Castro-Rebolledo and Christian Peebles of Legacy Charter School

South Carolina ETV and the PBS NewsHour are extremely excited to announce that Greenville students Kimberly Castro-Rebolledo and Christian Peebles of Legacy Charter School have been selected as Student Reporting Labs Fellows and will attend NewsHour’s annual academy this summer from June 25-30. Thanks to the very hard work of Student Reporting Lab Connected Educator Neena Kumar and mentor producer Kaitlyn Cannon of South Carolina ETV, Kimberly and Christian will join 20 other students from across the country who are traveling to Washington, D.C.