April 3 & 4

The Great War Screenings

in the Lowcountry

ETV Endowment members are cordially invited to join the Endowment and SCETV for a sneak peek at the new documentary, The Great War. We will preview a 35-minute segment of the six-hour program that commemorates the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I on April 6, 1917. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, The Great War tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as “doughboys.” The series explores the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American “code talkers,” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten. The Great War airs April 10-12 at 9:00 p.m. on SCETV. 

During this event, we will go local with an exclusive viewing of SCETV’s own documentary, Over Here: The Homefront during World War I. Wartime activities on the homefront literally changed the South Carolina landscape. This program examines why African Americans supported the war effort and how they were disappointed by response to their efforts; women’s roles and how the war played a part in the women’s movement; military camps and what they meant for South Carolina cities; and how the influenza epidemic in 1918 impacted the state.

May 2

Reporting from the Lowcountry and South Carolina


Have you ever wondered about the people behind the news voices you hear on South Carolina Public Radio? What does it mean when you hear “South Carolina Public Radio’s Alexandra Olgin reports…” on an NPR broadcast? Are you curious about what it takes to deliver high-quality radio journalism in 2017?

ETV Endowment members are cordially invited to join the Endowment and South Carolina Public Radio for a special conversation and reception with Alexandra Olgin and Russ McKinney. Alexandra is based in Charleston and covers the Lowcountry. Dozens of her South Carolina reports have been broadcast nationally on NPR. Russ, host of State House Week and a part-time Lowcountry resident, is a news veteran with more than 30 years in radio journalism and public affairs. 

Linda O’Bryon, SCETV’s President & CEO, will moderate the discussion ranging from how Alexandra and Russ seek out local stories and make connections to the broader state and national narrative to the role of technology and storytelling in their work.  There will also be time for you to ask questions. 

Thank you to our event hosts and ETV Endowment members, Doris and George Reinhart.

June 7-14, 2017

South Dakota: Great Faces and Great Places


    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:00am to Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

    Just in time for your 2017 travel plans, we are pleased to announce our 6th trip with Patrick McMillan, Ph.D., naturalist, Clemson University professor and host of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan.  Patrick will guide ETV Endowment members on an unforgettable tour of South Dakota June 7-14, 2017.  We will travel to the Wild Idea Buffalo Company Ranch, Wind Cave National Park, Badlands National Park, the Vore Buffalo Jump and Devil’s Tower National Monument.  We’ll enjoy a jeep ride into Custer State Park to look for herds of wild buffalo, stop at the Crazy Horse Memorial and end the day with a visit to Mount Rushmore National Memorial.  We will head south into Nebraska and will visit the Museum of the Fur Trade, Fort Robinson and the Meng-Hudson Bison Kill Educational and Research Center.  Our final day will be spent with a visit to the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument and Fort Laramie National Historic Site.     

    The price per traveler is $3,599 for a double room and $4,199 for a single room and includes a $500 tax-deductible contribution to the ETV Endowment. Please see the itinerary and registration form for more details.  Call 1-877-253-2092 or email araffo@etvendowment.org today to reserve your spot with a $350 non-refundable deposit for each traveler.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.  

    We hope you will decide to join us on this expedition!


    Register for the trip