Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Arts
2:09 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

"The Black Keys" and "J. Roddy Walston" perform on Austin City Limits on the 31st

The best contemporary rock hits the ACL stage with the Black Keys and J. Roddy Walston & The Business. The Black Keys play hits from their #1 album Turn Blue, while Walston and his trio highlight their record Essential Tremors.

Catch the best in contemporary rock from the Black Keys duo and Walston and his trio.

Austin City Limits  airs on Saturdays at 9 pm and 12 midnight on channel 3 and at 10 pm on channel 3-1.

Arts
2:06 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

"King Lear with Christopher Plummer" airs on Friday, January 30th at 10 pm

Christopher Plummer on location in a Boston warehouse.

Actor Christopher Plummer originally played the role of King Lear under the direction of Sir Jonathan Miller, who has directed the play six times. Plummer explores how the work might have been staged during Shakespeare’s time, and acclaimed actors Sir Ian McKellen and Simon Russell Beale give their insight into playing the part of the troubled king.

"King Lear with Christopher Plummer" on Shakespeare Uncovered airs on Friday, January 20th at 10 pm on channel 3.

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Arts
2:02 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Shakespeare Uncovered airs on Friday, January 30th beginning at 9 pm

Ralph Fiennes (left) and Hugh Bonneville at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Hugh Bonneville started his career as an understudy for Ralph Fiennes in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Open Air Theatre in London’s Regent’s Park. He revisits the theatre where his love for Shakespeare blossomed and catches up with Ralph to talk about why the play has enduring appeal. Interviews include David Walliams and Sheridan Smith.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Shakespeare Uncovered  airs on Friday, January 30th at 9 pm.

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Science
1:56 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Find out about infant bones found in Ben Franklin's basement on Secrets of the Dead

Nearly complete skeleton of a baby found in the pit at Craven Street.

When skeletal remains of at least 10 people, including several infants, turned up in the basement of Benjamin Franklin’s British residence, people wondered if the Founding Father might have had a much darker side, as the bones had been meticulously cut and drilled. Franklin was aware of the bodies in his basement, but they weren’t the victims of violent acts. Rather, they were used for the purposes of an illegal anatomy school that helped shaped modern medicine.

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Science
1:52 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

"Sinkholes - Buried Alive" on Nova airs Wednesday, the 28th at 8 pm

It¹s unclear how many people died or were injured by the enormous 2010 Guatemala City sinkhole that measured 65 feet across and approximately 100 feet deep. Although sinkholes can result from natural, geologic processes, human activities can speed up those processes. In Guatemala City, poorly designed and overused sewage systems helped trigger this terrifying event.

In Tampa, Florida, in February 2013, a giant hole opened up under the bedroom floor of Jeffrey Bush, swallowing the 36-year-old as he slept. His body was never found. Bush was a victim of a sinkhole — a growing worldwide hazard that lurks wherever limestone and other water-soluble rocks underpin the soil. When carbon dioxide in the air dissolves in rainwater, it forms a weak acid that attacks the soft rocks, riddling them with holes like Swiss cheese.

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