Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Arts
9:32 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Learn more about the "Downton Abbey" setting during Secrets of Highclere Castle, on Sunday at 7 pm

Highclere castle, home to the Canarvon family for the last 300 years.

It may be more famous now than any time in its 1,300-year history as the setting of “Downton Abbey,” but England’s Highclere Castle has its own stories to tell. In its heyday, Highclere was the social epicenter of Edwardian England. See how all the inhabitants of Highclere lived, from the aristocrats who enjoyed a life of luxury to the army of servants toiling “below stairs.” Also find out how the current inhabitants, Lord and Lady Carnarvon, spend their $1 million in annual upkeep funds and what life in a fairytale castle is like today.

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Arts
9:28 am
Thu December 19, 2013

"Queens of the Stone Age" perform on Austin City Limits, Saturday at 9 pm

Hear rock anthems from Queens of the Stone Age.

Queens of the Stone Age performs rock anthems from its latest LP ...Like Clockwork.

Austin City Limits airs on Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight on channel 3 and at 10:00 p.m. on channel 3-1.

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Arts
9:25 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Carol Burnett is the guest of honor for the 16th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Bruce Vilanch

Carol Burnett — comedic icon and all-around performing legend — is the guest of honor when, for the 16th year, the comedy world convenes in Washington, DC, to toast this year’s recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The all-star cast includes Julie Andrews, Lucie Arnaz, Tony Bennett, Tim Conway, Tina Fey, Rashida Jones, Vicki Lawrence, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and Rosemary Watson. The program features comedic highlights from Burnett’s half-century in show business.

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Business
9:17 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Find out about America's first gold rush, on Thursday, January 2nd at 9 pm

$1.00 Bechtler gold coin, back.

This 30-minute historical documentary tells the little-known story of America’s first gold rush, which took place in North Carolina during the early decades of the nineteenth century, nearly fifty years before the discovery of gold in California. Further, the film details the role of a middle-aged German immigrant, Christopher Bechtler, who, while living in a small town at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, created a successful private mint that produced the first one dollar gold coin in the United States.

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Arts
9:13 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Meet a new generation of Russian writers during "Russia's Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin"

Ludmila Ulitskaya is one of Russia’s most popular and celebrated writers. Two books have been shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize and two have won that award.

This documentary tells the story of America and Europe’s love of Russian literature and introduces audiences to a new generation of Russian writers. With readings by host Stephen Fry, this program features writers such as Dmitry Bykov, Mariam Petrosyan, Zakhar Prilepin, Anna Starobinets, Vladimir Sorokin and Lyudmila Ulitskaya.

Russia's Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin airs on Thursday, January 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

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