Dr. Hill and students

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The autumn brilliance of the trees of the Wofford Arboretum as they frame Main Building and the center of campus will serve as the backdrop for South Carolina Educational Television’s Foothills Edition of its Road Show on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Two programs – “Your Day” and “Making It Grow” – will broadcast live from Wofford’s campus that day.

From Nov. 9-15, ETV’s Road Show will tour the Foothills of South Carolina, revealing the genteel grace and timeless treasures of the region.  During the week, ETV will visit Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties, highlighting the communities through television, radio and Web features.

The public is invited to join ETV and ETV Radio’s “Your Day” for the live television and radio broadcasts throughout the week, including from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday from the lawn of Main Building on Wofford’s campus.  Later in the day, from 4 to 5 p.m., ETV’s “Making It Grow” will broadcast live from Wofford, with a taped playback airing from 7 to 8 p.m.

Both programs will highlight Wofford’s Arboretum, which encompasses the entire 200-acre campus, including the Liberty Trail, part of the Palmetto Trail.

Gardening and horticultural experts, including Wofford’s Dr. Doug Rayner, professor of biology and co-author of “Wildflowers of South Carolina,” will be featured on both programs, and audience questions will be encouraged.  Those wishing to attend may enter the campus from North Church Street and park in the Admission Office parking lot, on the left just past the fountain.  The site of the broadcast is a short walk to the lawn of Main Building.  (In case of rain, the broadcasts will occur in the Great Oaks Hall in the Roger Milliken Science Building, in which case seating for a live audience may be more limited.)

In addition to the live programming from Wofford’s campus on Nov. 14, Wofford will be included in other portions of taped and live programming during the Road Show.

On Friday, Nov. 10, Wofford President Benjamin B. Dunlap will join Converse President Betsy Fleming for a live broadcast of ETV’s Walter Edgar’s Journal, which will air from noon to 1 p.m. on both ETV Radio and ETV Television.  The program will air from ETV’s studio at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

Also, during programming from Spartanburg, Wofford will be featured along with the five other local colleges in segments focusing on the College Town Consortium.  Dunlap also was interviewed for that segment.

Here is the full broadcast schedule for the ETV Road Show Foothills Edition:

Thursday, Nov. 9 (Union County):
Noon-1 p.m. – “Your Day” (ETV/ETV Radio/ETV South Carolina Channel).  Live from downtown Union
4-5 p.m. – “Xpress” (ETV/ETV SCC).  Live from downtown Union
7-8 p.m. – ETV Road Show – Union County (ETV Radio).  Live from downtown Union

Friday, Nov. 10 (ETV Upstate Studios)
Noon-1 p.m. – “Walter Edgar’s Journal” (ETV/ETV Radio/ETV SCC).  Live from ETV Upstate Studios

Saturday, Nov. 11
No broadcast programs

Sunday, Nov. 12 (Spartanburg)
2-5 p.m. – ETV Road Show – Spartanburg County (ETV/ETV SCC).  Live from downtown Spartanburg

Monday, Nov. 13 (Cherokee County)
(All live from downtown Gaffney)
Noon-1 p.m. – “Your Day” (ETV/ETV Radio/ETV SCC)
1-2 p.m. – “Project Discovery” (ETV/ITV/ETV SCC)
3-4 p.m. – “Your Day Extra” (ETV/ETV SCC)
7-8 p.m. – ETV Road Show – Cherokee County (ETV/ETV SCC)

Tuesday, Nov. 14 (Garden Day – Wofford College)
Noon-1 p.m. – “Your Day” (ETV/ETV SCC).  Live from Wofford College
4-5 p.m. – “Making It Grow” (ETV/ETV SCC).  Live from Wofford College
7-8 p.m. – “Making It Grow” taped playback (ETV/ETV SCC)

Wednesday, Nov. 15 (USC Upstate)
(All live from USC Upstate)
Noon-1 p.m. – “Your Day” (ETV/ETV Radio/ETV SCC)
3-4 p.m. – “Your Day Extra” (ETV/ETV SCC)
7-8 p.m. – ETV Road Show – USC Upstate (ETV/ETV SCC)

Among the documentaries to be included in the ETV Road Show Foothills Edition are:

“From the Heart” – A look at the philanthropic nature of Spartanburg

“College Town” – Spartanburg’s unique partnership with six distinct higher education institutions is presented in this program.  Institutions include Wofford College, USC Upstate, Sherman College, Spartanburg Community College, Converse College and Spartanburg Methodist College.

“A Walter Edgar Special” – Historian Walter Edgar takes a close look at the history and restoration of Spartanburg’s city core.

“My ETV More Than Meets the Eye” – This program is an examination of the many dynamic educational initiatives within the Foothills region.

For more information about being a part of the audience for “Your Day” or “Making It Grow” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from the Wofford College campus, please contact Laura Corbin at laura.corbin@wofford.edu or (864) 597-4180.