Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Politics
3:16 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Nazi Mega Weapons features "Super Tanks" on Wednesday at 9 pm

Tiger Loader disembarks from tank

Hitler’s megalomaniacal impulses led him to demand the construction of the largest tank the world had ever seen – a mobile fortress weighing 180 tons. But even this colossus couldn’t satisfy Hitler’s thirst for enormous weapons of war, as he went on to request a land battleship weighing 1,000 tons. This is the story of the Nazi engineers tasked with fulfilling that dream, and an arms race that resulted in the evolution of super-guns and tanks.

"Super Tanks" on Nazi Mega Weapons airs on Wednesday, April 30th at 9:00 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Science
3:13 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

"Incredible Journey of the Butterflies" on NOVA airs Wednesday, the 30th at 8 pm

Monarchs clustered in a tree.

Every year, 100 million Monarch butterflies set off on an incredible journey across North America. These beautiful creatures fly 2,000 miles to reach their remote destination: a tiny area high in the mountains of Mexico. Yet scientists are still puzzling over how the butterflies achieve this tremendous feat of endurance — and how, year after year, the Monarchs navigate with such hair's-breadth precision. NOVA flies along with the Monarchs, visiting the spectacular locations they call home and meeting the dangers they encounter along the way.

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Science
3:09 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

"Love in the Animal Kingdom" on Nature airs Wednesday, the 30th at 7 pm

Lesser flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) bill-fencing as part of courtship, Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Animals dance, sing, flirt and compete with everything they’ve got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive. Can we call these bonds love? In this delightful, provocative look at the love life of animals, watch the feminine wiles of a young gorilla, the search for Mr. Right among a thousand flamingos, the open “marriages” of blue-footed boobies, the soap opera arrangements of gibbons and all the subtle, outrageous, romantic antics that go into finding a partner.

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Politics
3:03 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle airs on Tuesday, April 29th at 8 pm

Journalist Ruben Salazar with his wife and children.

This documentary examines the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. At the heart of the story is his transformation from a mainstream, establishment Los Angeles Times reporter to a supporter and primary chronicler of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s. Killed by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became an instant martyr to the Latino community — which had often criticized his reporting.

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Arts
2:56 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

A new episode of Pioneers of Television airs on Tuesday, April 29th at 7 pm

Diahann Carroll as Julia, TV’s first African-American woman in a non-servant role.

This episode traces the story of people of color on American television — including the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African Americans Diahann Carroll (“Julia”) and Bill Cosby (“I Spy”). Latino landmarks range from “I Love Lucy” with Desi Arnaz to “Miami Vice” with Edward James Olmos. Also featured are Asian-Americans like George Takei (“Star Trek”), who details his youth spent in a Japanese internment camp.

"Breaking Barriers," Pt. 3 on Pioneers of Television airs on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.

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