By the River Premieres

“By The Riveris a collaborative television show between SCETV and USC Beaufort. Recorded at the ETV Lowcountry studio in Beaufort, SC, “By The River” is an innovative interview-style show featuring South Carolina and Southern authors. The second season premieres on Thursday, September 5, 2019 and will run weekly through November 28 on ETVHD. It can also be watched on-demand on SC Humanities supported the production of the second season of the show with a Mini Grant.

The show is hosted by Holly Bounds Jackson, director of Content and Operations at ETV Lowcountry, and is produced by Dr. Caroline E. Sawyer, assistant professor of Communication Studies at USCB. Uniquely, the entire crew for “By the River” consisted of communication studies students at USCB.

The second season includes the following episodes:

September 5 – Cassandra King Conroy talking about the book Tell Me A Story: My Life With Pat Conroy

September 12 – Patti Callahan Henry talking about the book Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis

September 19 – Sallie Ann Robinson talking about the book Gullah Cooking the Daufuskie Way

September 26 – Robert Hicks talking about the book The Widow of the South

October 10 – George Singleton talking about the book Staff Picks

October 17 – Bren McClain talking about the book One Good Mama Bone

October 24 – Rebecca Bruff talking about the book Trouble the Water

October 31 – F. Rutledge Hammes talking about the book A Curious Matter of Men With Wings

November 7 – Larry Rowland talking about the book The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina

November 14 – Debbi Covington talking about the book Celebrate Beaufort, Celebrate Everything!

November 21 Lisa Anne Cullen talking about the book Little Orange Honey Hood, The Three Wild Pigs

November 28 – poet Randy Spencer

For more information or to watch Season One on demand, visit:

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.

Image: Author Sallie Ann Robinson and host Holly Bounds Jackson