Rena Garrett

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Science
1:46 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Learn more about our nearest star, the sun, on "Secrets of the Sun" on Nova, Wednesdays at 8 pm

The Earth’s invisible magnetic field which cocoons us offers some projection against what the Sun occasionally throws in our direction. But recent evidence suggests that the great solar storm of 1859 delivered such a powerful blow that the Earth’s Magnetic field all but collapsed and a powerful electric surge in the atmosphere pulsed across the globe.

It contains 99.9 percent of all the matter in our solar system and sheds hot plasma at nearly a million miles an hour. The temperature at its core is a staggering 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. It convulses, it blazes, it sings. You know it as the sun. Scientists know it as one of the most amazing physics laboratories in the universe. Now, with the help of new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists are seeing the sun as they never have before and even re-creating in labs what happens at the very center of the sun.

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Science
1:42 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

"The White Lions" on Nature airs on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7 pm

White lion cub Shinga (left) with its tawny cousin Shikota.

This is the story of two remarkable and extremely rare white lion cubs on their journey to adulthood. Both are female, sisters born as white as snow in May 2009 in South Africa’s Kruger Park. Growing up on the savanna, they must overcome not only the same survival challenges that all young lion cubs must face, they must also overcome the threats their high visibility brings.

Nature's "The White Lion" airs on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Politics
1:36 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

"Constitution USA with Peter Sagal, Pt. 3" continues on Tuesday, May 21st at 8 pm

Learn about the far-reaching changes created by the Fourteenth Amendment.

Constitution 103- The high ideals of the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” didn’t make it into the Constitution in 1787. It took three-quarters of a century, and a bloody civil war, before the Fourteenth Amendment of 1868 made equality a constitutional right and gave the federal government the power to enforce it. The far-reaching changes created by that amendment established new notions of citizenship, equal protection, due process and personal liberty.

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Politics
1:29 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Find out about "The Ghost Army" on Tuesday, May 21st at 7 pm

Inflatable L-5 observation plane. These were used to set up dummy airfields, enabling the Ghost Army to simulate an Army division’s air observation component.

War, deception and art come together in this astonishing true story of American G.I.s who tricked the enemy with rubber tanks, sound effects and carefully crafted illusions during WWII. This remarkable tale of a top-secret mission that was at once absurd, deadly and amazingly effective is told through the stories of the veterans, many of whom — like Bill Blass and Ellsworth Kelly — would go on to have illustrious careers in art, design and fashion.

"The Ghost Army" airs on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3 and 3-1.

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Politics
1:29 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Find out about "The Ghost Army" on Tuesday, May 21st at 7 pm

Inflatable L-5 observation plane. These were used to set up dummy airfields, enabling the Ghost Army to simulate an Army division’s air observation component.

War, deception and art come together in this astonishing true story of American G.I.s who tricked the enemy with rubber tanks, sound effects and carefully crafted illusions during WWII. This remarkable tale of a top-secret mission that was at once absurd, deadly and amazingly effective is told through the stories of the veterans, many of whom — like Bill Blass and Ellsworth Kelly — would go on to have illustrious careers in art, design and fashion.

"The Ghost Army" airs on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3 and 3-1.

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