Well, the date for the big premiere is set! After three years of researching, drawing, painting, reading, traveling, speaking with historians, filming, editing, etc... CHASING THE SWAMP FOX will finally air next Friday at seven o'clock on South Carolina Public Television. Check out their press release here:
This will be the first substantive production of this type on Francis Marion (that I know of) ever. The show is an hour long and highlights Marion's partisan (or guerilla) campaign against the British during the American Revolution. He is one of the most well known, if not THE most well known historical figure in South Carolina--and yet, very little is actually known about him. Hopefully, this production will help to increase scholarship about Francis Marion and the Revolution in South Carolina.
I couldn't be more excited. Hopefully, this will lead to similar projects in 2005. We'll see. Right now, I'm just happy that this thing is finally going to air! My very good friend Wavey Davey has been a tremendous partner in this and without his hard work and advocacy at ETV this would never have come into being. Anyway, I have some cool stuff coming up in the near future--a couple of radio interviews and an appearance on a small, local access television show in Orangeburg, SC. It all sounds like a lot of fun... We'll see what happens!