WATCH: Aerial America – South Carolina – 2011
The Smithsonian Channel’s aerial photography of South Carolina paired with a researched narration on the state’s history proves to be worth a watch. While there are some notable omissions like Greenville, this television format cannot include everything. It is a well produced work that can help people to match eyepopping visuals with interesting stories. It is not everyday that one can see the bird’s eye view of South Carolina landmarks like Fort Sumter, the State House, and Table Rock.
Pay attention to the Smithsonian Channel for a free viewing. I’ve also included links below for renting/purchasing the episode from digital sources.
LISTEN: Walter Edgar’s Journal – Hurricane Hugo: A Landmark in Time – Aired September 18, 2009
From Walter Edgar’s excellent South Carolina-centric podcast, this entry is an awesome, yet depressing look into the devastating power and effect of Hurricane Hugo on South Carolina in 1989. Edgar interviews the editors of the book, Hurricane Hugo: A Landmark in Time, John Burbage and Jason Lesley. The plight of the people hunkering down at Lincoln High School fighting off neck deep water in the gymnasium and the heroism of men braving 150+ mph winds to keep the power on at a Lowcountry hospital are just two of the amazing stories shared in this interview.