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WIS-TV: Awareness

Identifier: COD0000070-ACC 1984-0002

Consists of 90,000 feet of 16mm color film, representing approximately 290 "Awareness" news magazine stories, produced by WIS-TV in the 1970s. Collection contains the original 16mm film elements, mainly silent and sound outtakes, of the studio interviews and location sequences that made up the bulk of “Awareness” content.


  • 1970-1980



This collection is partially processed. Materials may be available upon request.

For more information contact curator Amy Ciesielski at

Copyright and Use

Copyright University of South Carolina. All rights reserved.


90,000 feet of film

18 Linear Feet

Historical Note

WIS-TV "Awareness" was founded in 1970 and developed and produced by the African-American community to address the needs and interests of African Americans throughout South Carolina. It was the first African-American themed and produced television news program in the state. Originally airing weekly on Saturday nights, the show is still on the air today.

Physical Location

Moving Image Research Collections. 707 Catawba St. Columbia, SC 29208

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation in 1984.

Related Materials

WIS-TV News collection and WIS-TV: Carolina Magazine collection.



Repository Details

Part of the Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) Repository

707 Catawba Street
Columbia SC 29208

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