ETV Classics Classroom

ETV Classics is a digital series featuring some of viewer's favorite shows from South Carolina ETV's vault. The handpicked classics will beckon your nostalgia for art, history, how-to, nature, and more as each episode features a different show.

Dizzy Gillespie, Part 3 - Jazz Legend | Profile
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 3 - Jazz Legend | Profile

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When the opportunity came for a young Dizzy Gillespie to leave Cheraw, he took it. Dizzy moved to Laurinburg, North Carolina, where he went to school at the Laurinburg Institute. While in Laurinburg...
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 2 - Jazz Legend | Profile
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 2 - Jazz Legend | Profile

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Dizzy Gillespie was awarded the coveted Handel Medal, which is New York City’s most prestigious arts award. Gillespie is also part of the Newport Jazz Festival Program, and introduced friends and...
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 1- Jazz Legend | Profile
Dizzy Gillespie, Part 1- Jazz Legend | Profile

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Jazz legend John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. Dizzy Gillespie, Cheraw's claim to fame, filled many musical roles, such as trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer...
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 2 | Profile
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 2 | Profile

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Senators James Waddell and Rembert Dennis, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Stevenson, and Governor Richard Riley speak at the ceremony for the new State Senate office building, named in L. Marion Gressette...
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 1
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 1

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L. Marion Gressette was born in Calhoun County in 1902, near St. Matthews. Sen. Gressette fills many roles, such as a Baptist, Mason, member of Phi Kappa Phi fraternity, a fellow in the American...
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 3 | Profile
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 3 | Profile

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In this segment, Jim Welch interviews L. Marion Gressette about his thoughts on the building dedication ceremony, and what Gressette believes were his greatest achievements and disappointments in his...
Ernest "Fritz" Hollings - Senator, Part 1 | Profile
Ernest "Fritz" Hollings - Senator, Part 1 | Profile

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The first segment chronicles Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings’ early life, education, and rise to political power. Hollings graduated from The Citadel in 1942, and served for thirty three months in the U.S...