Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Science
4:35 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

"Great White Shark" on Operation Maneater airs Wednesday, August 27th

Mark Evans and the Great White Shark jaw

Mark Evans travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years. Authorities have implemented radical measures to catch and kill any shark they deem a threat. Evans wants to find non-lethal solutions to keep people — and sharks — safe. He enters the water to attach tracking tags to great whites; joins beach patrol teams searching for sharks; and tests a new “multi-spectral” camera that spots sharks from the air even when they are hidden several meters underwater.

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Science
4:31 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

"Why Sharks Attack" on Nova airs Wednesday, August 27th at 8 pm

Great White Shark

In recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia, resulting in five deaths in 10 months. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing in growing numbers off the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, not far from the waters where Steven Spielberg filmed Jaws. What’s behind the mysterious arrival of this apex predator in an area where it’s rarely been seen for hundreds of years? Are deadly encounters with tourists inevitable?

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Science
4:25 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

"Earthflight, A Nature Special" airs on Wednesday, August 27th at 7 pm

Snow geese flying over Hudson River, New York, background Statue of Liberty, USA

Snow geese, pelicans and bald eagles fly over the Great Plains, the Grand Canyon, Alaska and the Golden Gate Bridge as they encounter and engage with bears, dolphins, bison and spawning fish.

Earthflight, A Nature Special "North America"  airs on Wednesday, August 27th at 7 pm.

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Arts
4:21 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

"Lost Civil War Prison" on Time Team America airs Tuesday, August 26th at 7 pm

The Team

TIME TEAM AMERICA plunges the viewer into the grime and glory of real-life archaeology: epiphany and exhaustion, discovery and disappointment. Through the dirt, the sweat, the dust and the rain, archeologists explore the mysteries of the past through what they find buried below the ground. Part adventure, part hard science, part reality show, TIME TEAM AMERICA applies the latest technology and the team’s collective expertise to solving the riddles of the past — against a ticking clock. The team has just three days to find out what it can at each site.

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Politics
4:16 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

"Big Men" on POV airs Monday, August 25th

Oil worker at a well test in Ghana, about 60 kilometers off shore.

Over five years, director Rachel Boynton and her cinematographer film the quest for oil in Ghana by Dallas-based Kosmos. The company develops the country’s first commercial oil field, yet its success is quickly compromised by political intrigue and accusations of corruption. As Ghanaians wait to reap the benefits of oil, the filmmakers discover violent resistance down the coast in the Niger Delta, where poor Nigerians have yet to prosper from decades-old oil fields.

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