Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Arts
11:39 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Jazz and the Philharmonic highlights the musical art forms of classical and jazz

Dancer Desmond Richardson with vocalist Bobby McFerrin

JAZZ AND THE PHILHARMONIC is a unique, generational and wholly American concert experience that highlights two of the greatest musical art forms the world has ever seen, classical and jazz. With performances by artists such as Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Terence Blanchard and Elizabeth Joy Roe, this special emphasizes the works of legendary past composers such as Bach and Mozart with these contemporary artists. Songs are performed with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the University of Miami Frost School of Music and National YoungArts Foundation alumni.

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Politics
11:35 am
Wed January 22, 2014

"Secrets of the Vatican" on Frontline airs Thursday, February 27th at 7 pm

This special two-hour FRONTLINE goes inside the Vatican — one of the world’s most revered and mysterious institutions — to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the shocking resignation of Pope Benedict.

Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation, becoming the first pope to step down voluntarily in 600 years. In his wake, he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. Is Benedict’s successor, Pope Francis, taming the forces that helped destroy Benedict’s papacy? Is he succeeding in lifting the church out of crisis? Nearly a year in the making, this special two-hour FRONTLINE goes inside the Vatican — one of the world’s most revered and mysterious institutions — to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world.

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Science
11:31 am
Wed January 22, 2014

"The Billionaire Building" on Super Skyscrapers airs on Wednesday, February 26th at 9 pm

One57 in New York City. SUPER SKYSCRAPERS "The Billionaire's Building"

Upon completion, One57, on Manhattan’s 57th Street, will rise more than 1,000 feet, making it the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and boasting spectacular views of Central Park. “One57” follows the teams tasked with creating New York’s most luxurious residential skyscraper and their ambition to redefine luxury living the big city. Condominiums at One57 showcase state-of-the-art interiors — double-height ceilings, full-floor apartments, bathrooms clad in the finest Italian marble and the finest material finishes.

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Science
11:27 am
Wed January 22, 2014

NOVA examines One World Trade Center on "Ground Zero Supertower"

"Ground Zero Supertower"

Return to Ground Zero to witness the final chapter in an epic story of engineering, innovation and the perseverance of the human spirit: the completion of One World Trade Center. "Ground Zero Supertower" examines the new skyscraper rising up 104 stories and 1,776 feet from the site where the Twin Towers once stood. In this update of NOVA’s Emmy-nominated special "Engineering Ground Zero," NOVA goes inside the construction of the tower’s final floors and the installation of its soaring, 800-ton spire and beacon.

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Science
11:21 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Learn more about The Shannon (Ireland's longest river) on Nature, February 26th at 7 pm

Young pine marten on woodland flow.

The Shannon is Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark and longest river. It is both a barrier and highway — a silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes, where on little-known backwaters, Ireland’s wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else.

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