Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Science
10:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Surviving the Tsunami: A Nova Special airs Wednesday, June 25th at 9 pm

The earthquake that hit the northern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, was recorded at magnitude 9.0 – the worst ever recorded in Japan. It generated an unprecedented tsunami, obliterating coastal villages and towns in a matter of minutes. Pictured: A survivor walks amid the rubble.

The earthquake that hit the northern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, was recorded at magnitude 9.0 — the worst ever recorded in Japan. It generated an unprecedented tsunami, obliterating coastal villages and towns in a matter of minutes. In some areas, the tsunami climbed over 100 feet in height and traveled miles inland. Amazingly, amateur and professional photographers captured it all on video, including remarkable tales of human survival, as ordinary citizens became heroes in a drama they never could have imagined.

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Science
9:49 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Geologists look for evidence in "Deadliest Earthquakes" on June 25th at 8 pm

In 2010, epic earthquakes all over the planet delivered one of the worst annual death tolls ever recorded. NOVA follows teams of scientists in Haiti and Chile after the deadly quakes in those countries as they try to gather data to aid in preventing future disasters. Pictured: Damaged buildings in Talca, Chile

In 2010, epic earthquakes all over the planet delivered one of the worst annual death tolls ever recorded. The deadliest strike was in Haiti, where a quake southwest of Port-au-Prince killed more than 200,000. In exclusive coverage, a NOVA camera crew follows a team of U.S. geologists as they enter Haiti in the immediate aftermath, hunting for crucial evidence that will help them determine what happened underground and what the risks are of a new killer quake.

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Science
9:44 am
Fri May 23, 2014

"Fabulous Frogs" on Nature airs Wednesday, June 25th at 7 pm

Tiger striped monkey frog, Phyllomedusa tomopterna

Join Sir David Attenborough on his journey through the weird and wonderful world of frogs, shedding new light on these charismatic, colorful and frequently bizarre little animals through firsthand stories, the latest science and cutting-edge technology. Frogs from around the world are used to demonstrate the wide variety of frog anatomy, appearance and behavior. Their amazing adaptations and survival techniques have made them the most successful of all amphibians.

"Fabulous Frogs" on Nature airs on Wednesday, June 25th at 7:00 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Politics
9:41 am
Fri May 23, 2014

"Freedom Summer" on American Experience airs on Tuesday, June 24th

Freedom Summer volunteers and locals canvassing.

During the summer of 1964, the nation’s eyes were riveted on Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in the nation’s most segregated state. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools, and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City.

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Arts
9:27 am
Fri May 23, 2014

"When I Walk" on POV airs on Monday, June 23rd

Alice Cook and Jason DaSilva

In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation with his family when, suddenly, he fell down. His disease could no longer be ignored: Just a few months earlier he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which can lead to loss of vision and muscle control. Jason tried exercise, but the problem only worsened. He turned to his mom, who reminded him that he was still a fortunate kid who had the opportunity to pursue the things he loved most: art and filmmaking.

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