Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Science
11:29 am
Tue October 29, 2013

"Making Stuff Safer" on Nova airs on Wednesday, November 6th at 8 pm

David Pogue (upper middle left) and firemen extinguish fire with Tetra KO.

Is it possible to engineer an absolutely safe world for ourselves? Host David Pogue explores the extent to which science and technology can protect us from monumental forces of nature such as earthquakes and epidemics. He challenges researchers to save us from dangers of our own making, such as traffic accidents and contact sports. Our increasing reliance on the internet makes us vulnerable to new risks: Pogue delves into cyber security, where computer experts work to shield us from attacks from hackers and terrorists. Risk is all around us — but we can be smart about it.

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Science
11:25 am
Tue October 29, 2013

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

Two ring-tailed lemurs in an embrace.

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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Arts
11:21 am
Tue October 29, 2013

"Jimi Hendrix: American Masters" airs Tuesday at 8 pm

Jimi Hendrix Experience performs at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival. Performance footage from the festival is among the previously unseen treasures featured in American Masters: Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’.

Experience the pioneering guitarist Jimi Hendrix’s life and music through never-before-seen performance footage, archival interviews, photographs and family letters. The film features new interviews with Hendrix family members, band mates, Paul McCartney and others.

"Jimi Hendrix: American Masters" can be seen on Tuesday, November 5th at 8:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Arts
11:17 am
Tue October 29, 2013

African Americans Pt. 3, "Into the Fire" airs on Tuesday, November 5th at 7 pm

“Into the Fire” examines the most tumultuous and consequential period in African-American history: the Civil War and the end of slavery, and Reconstruction’s thrilling but brief “moment in the sun.” From the beginning, African Americans were agents of their liberation — by fleeing the plantations and taking up arms to serve in the United States Colored Troops.

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Arts
9:09 am
Tue October 29, 2013

"The Graduates, Pt. 2" on Independent Lens airs at 9 pm on Monday

Juan came out as a freshman. He was on the verge of dropping out but the performing arts kept him in school.

This two-part special examines the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six inspiring young students who are part of an ongoing effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population. These student profiles offer a first-hand perspective on the challenges facing many Latino high school students, including over-crowded schools, crime-ridden neighborhoods, teen pregnancy and pressure to contribute to the family finances.

"The Graduates, Pt. 2" on Independent Lens airs Monday, November 4th at 9:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

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