Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Politics
8:10 am
Fri February 21, 2014

"1964" on American Experience airs Tuesday, March 18th at 7 pm

Signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King, Jr, and others look on. July 2, 1964.

It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time — Lyndon B.

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Arts
4:35 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty airs on Monday at 9 pm

American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson signs the Declaration of Independence at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, in a re-enactment from FIRST FREEDOM: The Fight for Religious Liberty.

Hear the story of how the Founding Fathers raised the ideal of religious freedom to the level of a fundamental human right — told through re-enactments, the Founding Fathers’ own words and the commentary of key experts. The documentary profiles the lives and times of the colonial Americans — including Jefferson, Franklin and Washington — who codified freedom of conscience for the first time in human history as an inalienable right protected by law.

First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty airs on Monday, March 17th at 9 pm on channel 3.

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Arts
4:29 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Antiques Roadshow visits El Paso on Monday, March 17th at 7 pm

At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in El Paso, Texas, appraiser James French extols the virtues of this ca. 1570 Oushak (Turkish) rug, purchased by the guest’s uncle for $350, then conservatively values the carpet at between $30,000 and $40,000.

In sunny El Paso, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Chris Mitchell explore how the innovative “Mississippi” rifle dramatically changed the odds in the Mexican-American War, as well as the current market for this weapon. Highlights include a collection of signed Andy Warhol soup cans and pop art; a collection of signed Cormac McCarthy first editions; and a circa 1570 “Lotto” Oushak rug, initially purchased by the owner’s uncle for $350, and conservatively valued between $30,000 and $40,000.

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Arts
4:23 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Masterpiece Sneak Preview: "Mr. Selfridge II" airs on Sunday, March 16th at 8 pm

The cast of Mr. Selfridge, Season 2

Get an exciting taste of the new season of “Mr. Selfridge,” the series based on the life of department store impresario Harry Gordon Selfridge (Jeremy Piven). After a brief recap of the first season, this special offers a preview of the second season premiere: It is now 1914 – the store is celebrating its fifth anniversary – and the many characters whose lives revolve around Selfridges & Co. have moved into a new era.

 Masterpiece Sneak Preview: "Mr. Selfridge II" airs on Sunday, March 16th at 8 pm on channel 3.

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Arts
4:14 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

David Arkenstone's Symphonic Adventure airs on Sunday, March 16th at 6:30 pm

David Arkenstone

Multi-Grammy Award-nominated international chart-topping composer David Arkenstone presents David Arkenstone's Symphonic Adventure, a spectacular 90-minute cutting-edge live multi-media event featuring the world famous Cirque de la Symphonie acrobats, Celtic dancers, and a full concert orchestra with choir, blended with breathtaking digital stagecraft, costumes, and special effects. 

David Arkenstone's Symphonic Adventure airs on Sunday, March 16th at 6:30 pm on channel 3.

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