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Adventists and Education on ETV
3/18/2014 11:23:30 AM

South Carolina ETV explores one of the largest private-school systems in the world in THE BLUEPRINT: THE STORY OF ADVENTIST EDUCATION, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. on ETV.
More than a century ago, Adventist Ellen White championed the now widely used "whole person" approach to education that encompasses body, mind and spirit.  Today, Seventh-day Adventist education is the third-largest private-school system in the United States and the second-largest in the world.
In many cases, Adventist schools provide students sanctuary from troubled home lives, tough neighborhoods and negative influences.The Blueprint ventures into several of these schools (including Fletcher Academy in North Carolina) and features interviews with school administrators, teachers, students, historians, and education pioneer Parker Palmer, author of The Courage to Teach.
The Blueprint was produced by Journey Films, Inc., is being presented nationally by SCETV Presents, and will be distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT). 
About SCETV Presents: South Carolina ETV is the state's public educational broadcasting network.  Using television, radio and the web, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning.  Under the leadership of President and CEO Linda O’Bryon, South Carolina ETV currently presents A Chef’s LifeExpeditions, and For Your Home on public television in addition to its national radio productions Piano JazzSong Travels with Michael Feinstein, and Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA.
About APT: American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. Since 2004, APT has distributed approximately half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched and nationally distributed Create® – the TV channel featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming. APT is also a partner in the WORLD™ channel expansion project including its web presence at For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit For more information on Create, visit
About Journey Films: Journey Films was founded in 1983 by award-winning filmmaker Martin Doblmeier as a television and film production company specializing in religion, faith and spirituality. Journey has produced more than 25 major documentary films that have aired on PBS, ABC, NBC, the BBC, The History Channel and other networks in the United States and abroad. To date, Journey has won five Gabriel Awards. In 2008 Journey released The POWER of FORGIVENESS, a film that won the Sun Valley Film Festival and the International Film and Video Festival. The Washington National Cathedral began airing on PBS stations in 2009 and won a regional EMMY Award for best cultural documentary. The ADVENTISTS was released spring of 2010 to PBS stations and became an Amazon best-selling documentary.

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