ETV to host Screening Event for The Great American Read

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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!


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! By the River is 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

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Each event is FREE and open to the public. Screenings will include both shows. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. Register below by clicking on your desired location's registration link. 

Beaufort Wednesday, September 12 | 6:00 p.m.

Beaufort SCETV Studio 925 Ribaut Road | Beaufort, SC  29902 Register Now Space is limited; early reservations are strongly recommended.

Thank you to our Event Partners!

Beaufort County Public Library The Literacy Center Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USCB Pat Conroy Literary Center University of SC - Beaufort 


Columbia Thursday, September 13 | 6:00 p.m.

Columbia SCETV Studio 1041 George Rogers Blvd. | Columbia, SC  29201 Register Now Space is limited; early reservations are strongly recommended. 

Thank you to our Event Partners!  Richland Library South Carolina State Library USC - SLIS - SC Center for Children's Books and Literacy SC Afterschool Alliance University of SC - Beaufort  


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.