Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Politics
3:30 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Watch a portrait of the economic crisis as seen through the eyes of children

FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls, including Kaylie (pictured), who are growing up amidst their families’ struggles against financial ruin.

These are hard times in the Quad Cities, a great American crossroads along the border of Iowa and Illinois, where the Mississippi River intersects Interstate 80. Home to John Deere manufacturing and the nation’s breadbasket, it’s also an area deeply scarred by the recession. FRONTLINE follows three young girls growing up amidst their families’ struggles against financial ruin. This an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen, through the eyes of children.

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Science
3:17 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

"Orangutans" on Sex in the Wild airs on Wednesday, July 23rd at 9 pm

Journey to Borneo with Joy and Mark to explore the reproduction challenges of our orangutan cousins.

Joy and Mark travel to Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges of our close cousin — the orangutan. The largest tree dwellers on the planet, orangutans mate, give birth and raise their young high in the jungle canopy. At an orangutan sanctuary in the rainforest, Mark and Joy come face-to-face with a super-male and uncover the latest scientific theories about how these kings exert their power over other males and seduce females in their territory. Joy witnesses the sneaky tactics that the females use to take control of mating and Mark finds out how males fight back.

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Science
3:12 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Join NOVA’s prehistoric adventure as four-legged animals walk onto dry land on Wednesday, July 23rd

Edicaran Community

How did life storm the beaches and dominate planet Earth? Ancient Australian fossils offer clues. While the oceans were teeming, the world above the waves remained an almost lifeless wasteland — until the Silurian period, when the conquest of the land began. Host Richard Smith introduces Earth’s forgotten pioneers: the scuttling arthropod armies that invaded the shores and the waves of green revolutionaries whose battle for the light pushed plant life across the face of a barren continent.

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Science
3:08 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

"The Ape Who Went to College" on My Wild Affair airs Wednesday at 7 pm

Chantek in Zoo Atlanta

This is the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s. Taught to speak in sign language, he is now living among his own kind at Zoo Atlanta, although he describes himself as an “orangutan person.”

My Wild Affair "The Ape that Went to College" airs on Wednesday, July 22nd at 7 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Science
3:07 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

"The Ape Who Went to College" on My Wild Affair airs Wednesday at 7 pm

Chantek in Zoo Atlanta

This is the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s. Taught to speak in sign language, he is now living among his own kind at Zoo Atlanta, although he describes himself as an “orangutan person.”

My Wild Affair "The Ape that Went to College" airs on Wednesday, July 22nd at 7 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.

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