Rena Garrett

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Science
2:32 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

"Revealing the Leopard" on Nature, airs Wednesday, July 31st at 7 pm

African leopard resting on tree branch with right paw dangling down.

Leopards are the ultimate cat. They are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous and, until recently, one of the least understood. They hunt from South Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Sri Lanka, and are the most widespread predator of their size on land. A leopard is a cat that walks by itself, unseen and secretive. Leopards are the beautiful killers that live in the shadows. This film will accumulate the evidence and put together a psychological profile of this extraordinarily cunning cat.

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Arts
2:28 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Remember the amusement parks of years ago? Find out more on Tuesday at 8 pm

Long before giant theme parks and computer-controlled thrill rides, America had lots of charming and beautiful amusement parks like Idlewild Park in Ligoonier, Pennsylvania. GREAT OLD AMUSEMENT PARKS celebrates some of the pre-Disney parks that are still thriving, as well as a few of the classic parks that are gone.

Long before the days of giant theme parks, the United States had many amusement parks where families gathered for a cool escape on a hot summer day. Celebrate these pre-Disney parks with visits to Playland in Rye, New York; Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana; and California’s Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where vacationers can still reach for the brass ring on the merry-go-round. Rick Sebak narrates the special, which also checks out some old wooden roller coasters and other classic rides.

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Arts
1:52 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

"Ride Along the Lincoln Highway" from Times Square to San Francisco

Sometimes the Lincoln Highway itself is just a beautiful site as it stretches out toward the horizon, all along its coast-to-coast route. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Utah (or anywhere on the route) when you take A RIDE ALONG THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY.

Rick Sebak travels across America's first transcontinental highway, checking out the changing landscape along the route from Times Square to San Francisco. This road show incorporates American culture, history, food, family, traditions and the changing way of the automobile.

"Ride Along the Lincoln Highway" can be seen on Tuesday, July 30th at 7:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Science
1:47 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

"Neurotypical" on POV explores Autism on Monday, July 29th at 9 pm

Playtime with Violet

Explore autism from the point of view of autistic people themselves. Four-year-old Violet, teenaged Nicholas and adult Paula occupy different positions on the autism spectrum, but they are all at pivotal moments in their lives. How they and the people around them work out their perceptual and behavioral differences becomes a remarkable reflection of the “neurotypical” world — the world of the non-autistic — revealing inventive adaptations on each side and an emerging critique of both what it means to be normal and what it means to be human. By Adam Larsen.

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Arts
1:43 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

"Biloxi, MS, Pt. 2" on Antiques Roadshow continues Monday, July 29th at 8 pm

The world of vintage space toys; a 1943 National League signed baseball; a sword used in the Revolutionary War; and a beautifully preserved 1811 silk-on-silk embroidery

With NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center near Biloxi, Mississippi as a backdrop, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Noel Barrett to explore the world of vintage space toys. Highlights include a 1943 National League signed baseball; a circa 1770 sword used in the Revolutionary War; and a beautifully preserved 1811 silk-on-silk embroidery, made in Philadelphia and taken from an English print valued at $40,000 to $50,000.

"Biloxi, MS, Pt. 2" on Antiques Roadshow airs on Monday, July 29th at 8:00 p.m. on channel 3.

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