Rena Garrett

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Politics
11:42 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Rivers & Rails: Daggers of the Civil War airs on Thursday, the 12th at 9 pm

Tennessee prospered in the mid 19th century in large part as a result of the easy transportation the rivers and railways provided. However in 1861, those same rivers and rails that had transported prosperity to Tennessee and the South became lifelines for moving men, ammunition and supplies in a war that split the nation. Ultimately whoever controls the rivers and the rails in the Civil War wins the war. This explains why most of the battles in Tennessee took place near the state’s rivers and railways. As a military strategy, it is straightforward and simple.

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Science
11:38 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Frontline "Raising Adam Lanza" airs on Thursday, December 12th at 7 pm

In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, FRONTLINE investigates a young man, Adam Lanza (shown in 2005), who left behind a trail of death and destruction, but little else.

In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, FRONTLINE investigates a young man and the town he changed forever. Adam Lanza’s motives, and his life, remain largely a mystery. With The Hartford Courant, FRONTLINE looks for answers to the central — and so far elusive — question: Who was Adam Lanza? Also this hour: In the aftermath of the tragedy, President Obama called for a national conversation about guns.

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Science
11:33 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Follow along with the Mars' rover, Curiosity, on NOVA, December 11th at 8 pm

This oblique view of the lower mound in Gale crater shows layers of rock that preserve a record of environments on Mars. Here, orbiting instruments have detected signatures of both clay minerals and sulfate salts, with more clay minerals apparent in the foreground of this image and fewer in higher layers. This change in mineralogy may reflect a change in the ancient environment in Gale Crater.

In August, a rover named Curiosity touched down inside Mars’ Gale Crater, carrying 10 new instruments that will advance the quest for signs that Mars might once have been suitable for life. But Curiosity’s mission is risky. After parachuting through the Martian atmosphere at twice the speed of sound, Curiosity was gently lowered to the planet’s surface by a “sky crane.” This first-of-its-kind system has been tested on Earth, but there was no guarantee it would work on Mars.

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Science
11:26 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Learn more about the snowy owl on Nature, Wednesday, December 11th at 7 pm

Female snowy owl perched near river.

NATURE takes an intimate look at the snowy owl, a bird made popular by Harry Potter’s faithful companion, Hedwig. “Snowies” stand out for their magical beauty, intelligence and charm. Filmmakers take us deep into the owl’s tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless owlets until they’re able to fly. Viewers discover that these strikingly beautiful Arctic owls have a range of skills far more impressive than those required of magical messengers.

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Politics
11:22 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Join BBC journalist, John Ware, as he journeys to Israel on the 10th at 8 pm

Jerusalem, Israel’s political and spiritual capital, has been fought over by Jews, Christians and Muslims for more than a thousand years.

Join BBC journalist John Ware as he journeys to Israel for a fresh look at the country’s response to the changes sweeping the region in the wake of the Arab Spring. Meeting Israelis from all walks of life, Ware ventures beyond the news clichés and analyzes what’s next for the Jewish state, as both the religious and the secular battle over its future.

Israel: Facing the Future airs on Tuesday, December 10th at 8:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

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