Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Arts
1:02 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Some of America's comedic actors are featured on Pioneers of Television

Cloris Leachman - She’s won more Emmy awards than any other actor.

This episode peeks behind the curtain to reveal the backstage techniques of America’s favorite comedic actors. The program features the manic improvisational style of Robin Williams, along with his comic predecessor Jonathan Winters. They’re a fascinating contrast to Tina Fey, who explains her measured, highly prepared approach. The episode also highlights the all-time #1 Emmy winner for comedy acting: Cloris Leachman.

"Acting Funny" on Pioneers of Television airs on Tuesday, May 6th at 7:00 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Politics
11:43 am
Tue April 22, 2014

"A Fragile Trust" on Independent Lens, tells the story of Jayson Blair on Monday, the 5th at 9 pm

Jayson Blair, former NY Times reporter, sits down for an exclusive interview for A FRAGILE TRUST

Samantha Grant’s film tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, a promising young African-American reporter for The New York Times, caught plagiarizing the work of other reporters and supplementing his own reporting with fabricated details. The ensuing media frenzy left a major blemish on the long history of the Times. The fact that Blair is African American was emphasized repeatedly as accounts of the “Blair Affair” served up sordid details in a tale of deception, drug abuse, racism, mental illness, hierarchy, white guilt and power struggles.

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Arts
11:37 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Hollywood costume jewelry is featured on Antiques Roadshow on May 5th

Noel Barrett (right) appraises Japanese spaceman and robot toys, ca. 1960, for $7,000 to $11,000 in Anaheim, California.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Anaheim, California, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rosie Sayyah head to Joseff Jewelry to discuss Hollywood costume jewelry. Highlights include an 18th-century Chinese cinnabar lacquer box that was originally created as gift wrapping and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000; a collection of wanted posters found in southern California hotel ledgers, ca.

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Arts
11:29 am
Tue April 22, 2014

"Uncustomed Goods, Pt. 2" on Bletchley Circle airs Sunday, May 4th at 9 pm

Shown from L-R: Julie Graham as Jean, Sophie Rundle as Lucy, Rachael Stirling as Millie, Hattie Morahan as Alice.

Millie’s import/export sideline leads to her abduction by a crime ring involved in trading perfume, cigarettes and stockings — and in human trafficking. After her release, Millie is determined to help those sold into prostitution. Millie, Jean, Lucy and Alice decide to tip off Customs and Excise to intercept a contraband shipment and catch the traffickers.

"Uncustomed Goods, Pt. 2" on Bletchley Circle airs on Sunday, May 4th at 9:00 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Arts
11:23 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Enjoy Miss Mardle's good luck as Leclair's and Harry's troubles deepen on Sunday, the 4th at 8 pm

Members of the staff are dying at the front. Miss Mardle and her lodger fall in love. Leclair’s troubles deepen. So do Harry’s.

"Mr. Selfridge II, Pt. 6" airs on Sunday, May 4th at 8:00 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.

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