Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Arts
9:54 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Austin City Limits features "Gary Clark, Jr." and the "Alabama Shakes" on Saturday

Austin guitarist Gary Clark, Jr. showcases his major label debut.

ACL presents modern blues and soul with Gary Clark, Jr. and Alabama Shakes. Austin guitarist Clark showcases his major label debut, while Alabama Shakes spotlight their critically acclaimed Boys & Girls.

Austin City Limits airs on Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m.  on channel 3 and at 10:00 p.m. on channel 3-1.

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Arts
9:50 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Great Performances presents "The Hollow Crown: Richard II" on Friday at 9 pm

Rory Kinnear as Henry Bolingbroke

King Richard (Ben Whishaw) is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke (Rory Kinnear) and Thomas Mowbray (James Purefoy). Richard calls for a duel, but then halts it just before swords clash. Both men are banished from the realm. Richard visits John of Gaunt (Patrick Stewart), Bolingbroke’s father, who, in the throes of death, reprimands the king. After seizing Gaunt’s money and lands, Richard leaves for wars against the rebels in Ireland. Bolingbroke returns to claim his inheritance.

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Politics
9:45 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Learn more about the rise and rapid fall of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Thursday at 7 pm

Protesters in Cairo march in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who won Egypt’s first free and fair elections in June 2012, but was overthrown by the military a year later.

It took 80 years to rise to power, but now, after only 12 months, the Muslim Brotherhood has been ousted by its longtime foe — the Egyptian military. In a special FRONTLINE report, veteran Middle East correspondents Martin Smith (“Obama’s War,” “Return of the Taliban,” “Revolution in Cairo”) and Charles Sennott of GlobalPost (“Revolution in Cairo”) examine the rise and rapid fall of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. How did the Brotherhood lose control? Could the U.S. have done anything to alter the course of events in Egypt?

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Science
9:39 am
Mon September 9, 2013

"Deciding Punishment" on "Brains on Trial with Alan Alda, Pt. 2" airs Wednesday at 9 pm

Alan helps a young participant in Dr. Bea Luna's lab. Luna's research shows how adolescents cannot perform certain attention tasks that come easily to both adults and children.

Jimmy Moran is found guilty of badly injuring a woman during a robbery. In the sentencing phase of the trial, Judge Rakoff hears arguments from the court-appointed psychiatrist, the attorneys, the victim’s husband and Jimmy himself. Meanwhile, Alan Alda discovers how neuroscience is already influencing the sentencing of defendants — especially young defendants — by revealing how the immature teenage brain is vulnerable to foolish and impulsive acts.

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Science
9:35 am
Mon September 9, 2013

"Why Ships Sink" on Nova, airs Wednesday, at 8 pm

The Titanic Museum

Are you safe aboard a modern cruise ship? Twenty million passengers embark on cruises each year, vacationing in deluxe "floating cities" that offer everything from swimming pools to shopping malls to ice skating rinks. And the ships just keep getting bigger: The average cruise ship has doubled in size in just the last 10 years. Some engineers fear that these towering behemoths are dangerously unstable, and the recent tragedy of the Costa Concordia has raised new questions about their safety.

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