Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Science
2:31 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

"Football High" on Frontline airs on Thursday, August 15th at 7 pm

Examine whether the amped-up culture of high school football has outrun protections for the players.

High school football has never had a higher profile, with nationally televised games, corporate sponsorships and minute-by-minute coverage on sports websites. In northwest Arkansas, FRONTLINE examines one ambitious high school team working its way towards national renown. With a superstar quarterback at the helm, tiny Shiloh Christian is striving to join the ranks of the country’s best high school teams—teams whose workout schedules, practices, and styles of play increasingly imitate the pros.

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Science
2:37 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Find out more about Cuttlefish on "Kings of Camouflage", Wednesday, at 8 pm

Giant Cuttlefish in NOVA "Kings of Camouflage."

Cuttlefish are some of the strangest animals on the planet. The shape-shifting creatures can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the opposite sex and even kill with lightning fast speed. More accomplished masters of disguise than any chameleon, they have a remarkable ability to change skin color — even shape — to blend into most any background. They have the largest brain-to-body ratio of all the invertebrates. But are they capable of learning and remembering complex tasks?

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Science
2:31 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

"Outback Pelicans" on Nature, airs on Wednesday, August 14th at 7 pm

Group of pelicans

The Australian outback is the driest place on the driest inhabited continent on the planet. Yet once every 10 years, rains flood into dried-up river beds and head inland to create the largest lake in Australia, and 100,000 pelicans — a third of all the pelicans in Australia — arrive for the event. Leaving their homes on coasts and harbors, they come to feed on fish washed in on the floods and on billions of brine shrimp and other crustaceans that hatch and grow to adulthood in a few days in water twice as salty as the Dead Sea.

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Arts
2:26 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

"Fixing Juvie Justice" airs on Tuesday, August 13th at 8 pm

A holding cell.

Young people are entering the juvenile justice system in surprising numbers, and they seem to emerge worse than when they entered. A group of innovators applies the restorative justice principles of the Maori people of New Zealand to the mean streets of Baltimore. Can the wisdom of the Maori help slow the explosion of kids in jail? Could it help fix juvie justice?

"Fixing Juvie Justice" airs on Tuesday, August 13th at 8:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Arts
2:23 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Explore rivers in the northern Rocky Mountains with Nick Molle on Monday, at 9 pm

The second installment of the nature series A WALK IN THE PARK WITH NICK MOLLÉ explores the Colorado, Big Thompson, Cache la Poudre and St. Vrain rivers located within the northern Rocky Mountains. With sound science, respect and a touch of humor, host Nick Mollé traces the sources of the streams — from the top of the Rockies to the bottom of the Grand Canyon — and explores the scenic natural habitats of the region's indiginous animals, including beavers, moose, bears, coyotes and others. Along the way, he carefully illustrates the role humans play in each ecosystem.

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