Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Arts
3:09 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Shakespeare Uncovered "Richard II with Derek Jacoby" airs on Friday, February 1st at 9 pm.

Find out from Derek Jacobi, who once played Richard II, why the play could have cost Shakespeare his life.

Derek Jacobi returns to a role he played 30 years ago, coaches actors at the Globe in aspects of the play, reveals why it could have cost Shakespeare his life — and shares some of the extraordinary modern political parallels within the play that still resonate as dictators are deposed. Also featured are notable excerpts from the upcoming GREAT PERFORMANCES film adaptation starring Ben Whishaw and Patrick Stewart.

Shakespeare Uncovered " Richard II with Derek Jacoby" can be seen on Friday, February 1st at 9:00 p.m.

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Science
9:32 am
Mon January 21, 2013

"Ash Runners" on Life on Fire can be seen on Wednesday, January 30th at 7 pm

A birdwing caterpillar munching on the ash covered vegetation, Tavurvur volcano, Papua New Guinea.

On the volcanic island of New-Britain off the coast of Papua New Guinea, a handful of animals have learned to live with the Earth’s moods. When ash from a volcanic eruption invades their habitat, the choice is simple: leave or stay and adapt. In truth, it’s not that easy, since volcanoes and their actions are unpredictable and each creature responds in its own way. This episode presents the reactions of strange birds, mischievous hermit crabs and gregarious flying foxes as well as the majestic Priamus butterflies.

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Arts
9:29 am
Mon January 21, 2013

"Superheroes" on Pioneers of Television airs on Tuesday, January 29th at 7 pm.

(L-R) Adam West, Burt Ward, and Cesar Romero rehearse a scene in the 1960s Batman television series.

“Superheroes” crosses many eras: “Superman” in the 1950s, “Batman” in the ’60s, “Wonder Woman” and “The Incredible Hulk” in the ’70s and “The Greatest American Hero” in the ’80s. The episode features in-depth interviews with Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno, William Katt and others. It also includes comments from Robert Culp, about his show “The Greatest American Hero,” recorded just days before he passed away.

Pioneers of Television "Superheroes" can be seen on Tuesday, January 29th at 7:00 pm on channel 3-1 and channel 3-2.

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Politics
9:24 am
Mon January 21, 2013

"The Revisionaries" on Independent Lens can be seen on Monday, January 28th at 9 pm

Austin capital building

Witness an ongoing culture war raging in Texas — a tempest in a textbook. The state’s Board of Education has been engaged in a pitched, years-long battle over what belongs (and doesn’t) in public school textbooks. Legislators, educators, parents and students debate the facts and the theories — including what constitutes a fact versus a theory. The chair of the Board of Education fights tirelessly to include intelligent design in science books, while a board member argues to exclude mention of the slave trade and the Enlightenment in history books.

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Arts
4:26 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Austin City Limits presents "Bob Mould" and "Delta Spirit" on Saturday, January 26th at 9 pm

Young bucks Delta Spirit highlight their self-titled LP

ACL showcases alternative rock with Bob Mould and Delta Spirit. Punk veteran Mould showcases cuts from his acclaimed record Silver Age, while young bucks Delta Spirit highlight their self-titled LP.

"Bob Mould" and "Delta Spirit" perform on Austin City Limits on Saturday, January 26th at 9:00 pm and on channel 3-1 at 10:00 pm..

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