Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Arts
8:53 am
Fri May 23, 2014

"Tanaquil LeClercq: Afternoon of a Faun" on American Masters airs on June 20th at 9 pm

Edward Bigalow and Tanaquil Le Clercq

Discover the haunting story of the ballerina stricken with polio at age 27, who was muse to George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, and who influenced dance forever. See rare archival footage and interviews with Jacques d’Amboise and Arthur Mitchell.

"Tanaquil LeClercq: Afternoon of a Faun" on American Masters airs Friday, June 20th at 9:00 pm.

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Arts
8:46 am
Fri May 23, 2014

"4th of July Picnic" on The Farm with Ian Knauer airs June 19th at 9 pm

When asked what Ian’s family and friends who served overseas missed the most, the answer is always the food. Hear touching stories about communicating overseas through food instead of language and make all-American picnic favorites – from Cheddar-Stuffed Burgers to Cornmeal Fried Chicken.

"4th of July Picnic" on The Farm with Ian Knauer airs on Thursday, June 19th at 9:00 pm. 

Politics
8:25 am
Fri May 23, 2014

"The Secret Lives of Refugees" airs on Thursday, June 19th at 7 pm

Image taken by (c) Karin Muller

This eye-opening episode reveals the camp’s medieval medical practices, from bleeding to burning, and the butcher who moonlights as the camp surgeon. Find out why the refugees are willing to let Muhammad operate on their babies with nothing more than a rusty hook, and why they’d rather get their medications from Victor, a refugee with no medical training - even though there’s a western hospital right inside the camp.

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Science
8:21 am
Fri May 23, 2014

"At the Edge of Space" on NOVA airs Wednesday, June 18th at 8 pm

Aurora seen from the ISS, from NASA time-lapse footage .

Between the blue sky above us and the infinite blackness of space lies a frontier full of enigmas that scientists have only just begun to investigate. “At the Edge of Space” takes viewers on a spectacular exploration to probe the earth-space boundary zone, home to some of nature’s most puzzling and alluring phenomena: the shimmering aurora, streaking meteors, and fleeting flashes that shoot upwards from thunderclouds, known as sprites. Discovered in 1989, sprites have eluded capture because they flicker into existence for a mere split-second — 40 times faster than an eye blink.

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Science
8:15 am
Fri May 23, 2014

See this annual zebra migration during "Great Zebra Exodus" on Wednesday at 7 pm

A herd of zebra file to drink from the Boteti River. Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

When thunderclouds begin to gather over Botswana’s Kalahari each year, 20,000 zebras get itchy feet. As the first fat raindrops hit the dust, southern Africa’s biggest animal migration gets underway. In a never-ending quest for grass and water, the striped herds undertake an annual epic trek across the vast lunar landscape of the Kalahari’s Makgadikgadi Pans. See the story of this spectacular annual migration through the eyes of a single zebra family: a stallion, his three mares and their offspring.

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