Mark Quinn

Host of South Carolina ETV and Radio’s Public Affairs Program, “The Big Picture”

Mark Quinn appears in the following:

Favored GOP Candidates Skip First Presidential Debate

Thursday, May 05, 2011

The first Republican Presidential Debate is tonight in Greenville, South Carolina. But few of the GOP’s leading contenders will be there. Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich are all opting out of the debate. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley warned that Republican candidates who ignore South Carolina do so at their own peril. "Anyone that discounts South Carolina is making a huge mistake," Governor Haley told Fox News.


New Gov. Nikki Haley: Major Deficit, National Ambitions

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

As governors across the country have taken office, we've looked at states where new leaders will face major challenges. For the last in our series on new governors we turn to South Carolina, where Governor Nikki Haley takes office today. Gov. Haley is now the youngest governor in the country, at just 38 years old. Her state faces an $829 million budget shortfall. What other challenges does she face and how will she tackle them?

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Previewing the Senate's Likely 'Tea Party Bloc'

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Tea Party has grown up fast. Back in April, the news was dominated by images of scrappy rallies and angry voters. By November, Tea Party groups have backed some candidates who seem poised to win their races, and the movement has acquired both serious financial backing and a "godfather" waiting to help them establish power when (or if) they arrive in the Senate this January.


Why Alvin Greene is Running for Senate

Friday, July 09, 2010

Yesterday we spoke with Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Alvin Greene, who is running in South Carolina. Greene told us he was an "American Hero," and explained that having action dolls of himself in uniform would boost the local economy in his state. We find out more about Greene's candidacy with Mark Quinn, host of SCETV's "The Big Picture."

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Takeouts: Afghan Strategy, National Debt, Gov. Sanford's Ethics Battle

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich debriefs us on President Obama's finishing touches on a new Afghanistan war policy.
  • Business Takeout: Louise Story of The New York Times brings us fair warning of the dangers of the rising national debt ahead of today's GDP numbers. 
  • Political Takeout:  Mark Quinn, host of SCETV's "The Big Picture," explains that embattled South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford may have to pay for his allegedly use of state funds for private gains.

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South Carolina and the Woe of Wilson

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday reprimanding South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson for shouting "You lie!" to the president during his address to the joint session of Congress. While the congressman's outburst last week may not have been as loud as Kanye West's, it still shocked many, including Wilson’s wife, Roxanne. For a look into how the people of South Carolina are feeling about this episode as the repercussions drag on, we speak to Mark Quinn, host of South Carolina ETV and Radio’s public affairs program, The Big Picture.


Political Hangover: South Carolina Pols Grab Attention

Friday, September 11, 2009

South Carolina's had a rough week. It's earning a national reputation for having the most scandalous governor to remain in office and a congressman, Joe Wilson, who treats a presidential address like a college improv comedy show. Mark Quinn, host of South Carolina ETV and Radio’s Public Affairs Program, The Big Picture, tells us what South Carolinians are feeling about their elected officials.

In case you missed it, watch Wilson's outburst in this clip from Wednesday night's address:


Representative Joe Wilson, Heckler

Thursday, September 10, 2009

There was a moment during the president's address to Congress last night when all eyes were not on President Obama. As the president called "untrue" the canard that health care reform would provide coverage to undocumented immigrants, Representative Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) broke a decades-long tradition of comity and heckled the president, shouting "You lie!" The room booed his poor manners. To find out who Joe Wilson is, we talk to Mark Quinn, host of South Carolina ETV and Radio’s Public Affairs Program, The Big Picture. And for a look at the history of congressional comity we speak with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Watch Wilson's outburst in this clip from last night's address:

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Palin, Sanford, and All the Other (Missing) News

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Takeaway takes a look back at the week's news and also peers into the future. With us this morning on our reporters' roundtable are Julie Mason, White House Correspondent, The Washington Examiner, to talk about the Obama administration; Mark Quinn, the host of South Carolina ETV and Radio’s Public Affairs Program The Big Picture to talk about Governor Sanford, and Erika Bolstad, reporter for Alaska Daily News in Washington, D.C. to talk about Governor Palin.


Sanford, Torn Between His State and His Soul Mate

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The saga of South Carolina governor Mark Sanford continues to capture the attention of his constituents, the nation, and the country of Argentina. Yesterday the wayward governor announced that his Argentine mistress was his soul mate, but that he would try to reconcile with his wife. Joining us for the latest from South Carolina is Mark Quinn, the host of South Carolina ETV and Radio’s Public Affairs Program, The Big Picture.

In the video below Sanford discusses his affair.


Don't Cry For Me, Argentina! The Sanford Scandal

Thursday, June 25, 2009

South Carolina's missing governor, Mark Sanford, returned—and brought some news. He had been in Argentina having an extramarital affair. Joining us is another South Carolinian: Mark Quinn is the host of South Carolina ETV and Radio’s Public Affairs Program, The Big Picture.