Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Arts
2:14 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

"Billy the Kid" and "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" on American Experience beginning at 7 pm

Billy the Kid

On April 28, 1881, 21-year-old Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, just days from being hanged for murder, outfoxed his jailors and electrified the nation with the latest in a long line of daring escapes. Just a few weeks later, the notorious young outlaw was gunned down by an ambitious sheriff. The Kid was soon mythologized by a never-ending stream of dime-store romances and later, big-screen dramas. But in all the narratives, Billy the Kid’s real story has been obscured. This program deconstructs the mythology surrounding the infamous desperado.

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Politics
2:06 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

"Spies of Mississippi" on Independent Lens airs on Monday, February 10th

Medgar Evers surrounded by police.

View the story of a secret spy agency formed during the 1950s and 60s by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain white supremacy. Over a decade, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission employed a network of investigators and informants, including African Americans, to help infiltrate the NAACP, CORE and SNCC. They were granted broad powers to investigate private citizens and organizations, keep secret files, make arrests and compel testimony.

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Arts
1:59 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Antiques Roadshow visits Detroit, MI on February 10th

Leslie Keno (right) appraises a 1968 Le Corbusier "LC4" lounge chair for $3,000 to $4,000 in Detroit, Michigan.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Detroit, Michigan, as host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Eric Silver travel to Saarinen House at Cranbrook Academy of Art to discuss renowned architect and designer Eliel Saarinen. Highlights include a Charles Schulz signed letter and drawing of his beloved “Peanuts” character Linus; letters from Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud discussing Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, found tucked inside a book; and two etchings, one by Edward Hopper and one by John Sloan, that were a surprise gift to the owner in the 1970s and are now valued at $105,000.

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Arts
1:55 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Making of a Lady airs on Sunday, February 9th at 9 pm

Joanna Lumley as Lady Maria Byrne

Based on the novel by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden), this is the story of the educated but penniless Emily (Lydia Wilson). During her duties as a lady’s companion for Lady Maria (Joanna Lumley), she meets her employer’s wealthy widower nephew, Lord James Walderhurst (Linus Roache). Accepting his practical if unromantic marriage proposal, Emily finds solace in the company of Walderhurst’s nephew Alec Osborn (James D’Arcy) and his glamorous wife, Hester (Hasina Haque), after Lord James leaves to rejoin his regiment.

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Arts
1:50 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

"Downton Abbey IV, Pt. 6" continues on Sunday, February 9th at 8 pm

Thomas

When Robert and Thomas make a sudden trip, everyone’s life becomes more complicated. Mary and Blake come together over pigs. An unwelcome visitor appears.

"Downton Abbey IV, Pt. 6"  on Masterpiece Classic continues on Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

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