Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Arts
11:42 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Capitol Fourth 2014 airs on Friday, July 4th

America’s national Independence Day celebration will kick off the festivities for our country’s 238th birthday with an all-star salute led by our country’s favorite host, two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (“Dancing With the Stars”). Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the event will feature performances by Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald, Sara Evans, Kendall Schmidt and Kelli O’Hara; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

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Arts
11:29 am
Fri June 27, 2014

"Making Your Own BLT and Beer" with Ian Knauer airs Thursday, the 3rd at 9 pm

Ian Knauer

In this episode, Ian shows you how to make you own bacon without the use of dangerous nitrites or chemicals. Then he shows you how to make his favorite sandwich, the BLT, accompanied with a cold beer he brewed himself.

"Making Your Own BLT and Beer" on The Farm with Ian Knauer airs on Thursday, July 3rd at 9 pm.

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Business
11:19 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Frontline investigates Cohen and his company, SAC Capital

FRONTLINE goes inside the dramatic, unprecedented hunt that uncovered vast insider trading at Wall Street hedge funds, including SAC Capital, which recently agreed to plead guilty to what prosecutors called “insider trading that was substantial, pervasive, and on a scale without precedent in the history of hedge funds.”

In just over two decades, Steven A. Cohen has amassed a gigantic fortune: a sprawling 35,000-square-foot mansion on Connecticut’s gold coast; a $62-million beach house in the Hamptons; and several New York apartments, including a $115-million mid-town duplex – all of them furnished with some of the world’s most expensive art. How did he do it? From small-time options trader to King of Wall Street hedge fund managers, FRONTLINE investigates Cohen and his company, SAC Capital, and other Wall Street characters with never-before-seen video and incriminating FBI wiretaps.

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Science
11:14 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Were the real remains of Buddha found?

At Calcutta's Indian Museum, German scholar Professor Harry Falk (left) and author Charles Allen examine the stone chest that contained the original Piprahwa find.

When colonial estate manager Willie Peppe set his workers digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India in 1898, he had no idea what they’d find. Just over 20 feet down, they made an amazing discovery: a huge stone coffer, containing five reliquary jars, more than 1,000 separate jewels and some ash and bone. One of the jars bore an inscription that appeared to say that these were the remains of the Buddha himself. This seemed to be the most extraordinary find in Indian archaeology. But doubt and scandal have hung over this amazing find for more than 100 years.

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Science
11:08 am
Fri June 27, 2014

"Ghosts of Murdered Kings" airs on Wednesday, July 2nd at 8 pm

The NMI team excavate Cashel Man

In the hills of Ireland’s County Tipperary, a laborer harvesting peat from a dried-up bog spots the remnants of a corpse — a headless torso almost perfectly preserved and stained dark brown by the bog. Archaeologists recognize it as one of Europe’s rare bog bodies: prehistoric corpses flung into the marshes. The corpse eventually will be dated to the Bronze Age, more than 4,000 years ago. Forensic evidence reveals a shockingly violent death.

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