Rena Garrett

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Science
9:31 am
Wed April 23, 2014

"Bombing Hitler's Dams" on NOVA airs Wednesday, May 21st at 8 pm

Blowing the dam

In 1943 a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history — destroying two gigantic dams in Germany’s industrial heartland and cutting the water supply to arms factories — with a revolutionary bouncing bomb invented by British engineer Barnes Wallis. Wallis and the pilots of 617 Squadron dealt a mighty blow to the German war machine. Now, NOVA re-creates the extreme engineering challenges faced by Wallis and the pilots with the aid of six spectacular experiments.

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Science
9:23 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Check out swarm intelligence during Nature on Wednesday, May 21st at 7 pm

Swarm of bees invade busy highway, California

Get a look at some of the planet’s great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers — sometimes in millions, billions, even trillions. Included are bats and bees, locusts and ants, monarch butterflies in Mexico, 17-year cicada hatches, grunion in the Sea of Cortez and carp in the Mississippi River, sardine runs off the coast of South Africa, super flocks of parakeets in the Australian Outback, mayflies on the 4th of July and even penguins and wildebeest. Some gather to breed or to migrate, some for protection, some simply to keep warm in the cold.

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Politics
9:19 am
Wed April 23, 2014

"United States of Secrets, Pt. 2" on Frontline airs Tuesday, May 20th at 8 pm

In the second part of “United States of Secrets,” FRONTLINE explores the role of Silicon Valley in the National Security Agency’s dragnet. As big technology companies encouraged users to share more and more information about their lives, they created a trove of data that could be useful not simply to advertisers, but also to the government. The revelations of NSA contractor Edward Snowden would push Silicon Valley into the center of a debate over privacy and government surveillance.

Politics
9:15 am
Wed April 23, 2014

"Coming Back with Wes Moore continues on Tuesday, May 20th at 7 pm

Explore the notion of identity, how it’s altered during deployment and altered again on return home.

Wes explores the experience of coming back fundamentally changed by the experience of war, and the difficulty of fitting back in. Can you create a new life in your old world?

"Fitting In" on Coming Back with Wes Moore airs on Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Politics
9:12 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Watch where religion and African culture intersect during "God Loves Uganda" on Monday, the 19th

A Scene from "God Loves Uganda."

Journey to the heart of East Africa, where Ugandan pastors and their American counterparts spread God’s word and evangelical values to millions desperate for a better life. Inspired by his own African-American Baptist roots, director Roger Ross Williams explores a place where religion and African culture intersect.

"God Loves Uganda" on Independent Lens airs on Monday, May 19th at 9:00 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.

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