September 26, October 1, October 11

The Great American Read & By The River


PLEASE NOTE: Due to Hurricane Florence, we have rescheduled the Beaufort and Columbia events. Please note new dates below.

Join the ETV Endowment and SCETV, as ETV celebrates 60 years of service to South Carolina, for a screening event celebrating PBS' The Great American Read and introducing SCETV's new series, By the River. Get a sneak peek at these new programs and meet some of South Carolina's most talented authors featured on By the River!

About PBS' The Great American Read
Something "bookish" is going on, and PBS wants to encourage everyone to be a part of it. Launched this past April and continuing throughout the fall, PBS' The Great American Read is asking people across the country to read, vote and share in the first-ever national campaign to choose "America's Best-Loved Novel." The Great American Read is one of the most extensive national celebrations of books ever, and it's just getting started. To date, almost 2 million votes have been cast in America's search for its "Best-Loved Novel." In addition to the nationwide reading campaign, the eight-part television series returns to SCETV on Tuesday, September 11 at 8:00 p.m. #GreatReadPBS

About SCETV's By the River
Join us for a preview of SCETV's new series, By the River, a collaborative production between USCB (University of South Carolina - Beaufort) and SCETV that features Lowcountry authors. The show presents an in-depth interview with local authors followed by a Lowcountry poet's corner. Authors for this first season include Mary Alice Monroe, Dorothea Benton Frank, Ray McManus, Tim Conroy and many others.  This fifteen episode television series premieres on SCETV on September 13 at 8 p.m. #ByTheRiver

Major production funding for THE GREAT AMERICAN READ provided by Anne Ray Foundation, A Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropy.  Engagement funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Anne Ray Foundation, A Margaret A Cargill Philanthropy.