Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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11:16 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Enjoy beloved spirituals with historical commentary during 'God's Greatest Hits' on the 10th at 7 pm

Cecilia String Quartet

Explore some of the most powerful pieces of music ever written in GOD'S GREATEST HITS. A fascinating music and entertainment special, the program interweaves breathtaking performances of the beloved spirituals "Amazing Grace," "Hallelujah" (from Handel's Messiah), "Ave Maria," "Wade in the Water" and "Abide with Me" with enlightening historical commentary from music critics, world class musicians and religious experts.

God's Greatest Hits airs on Tuesday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m.

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2:58 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Counting on Birds airs on Monday, December 9th at 9 pm

Cuban tody in Pinar del Rio, Cuba

More than a century ago, orinthologist  Frank Chapman redirected a Christmas-time tradition of revelers shooting birds to a new Yuletide recreation: counting birds. 

From chickadees in New England to Ecuador's musical manakins, to the forests of Cuba, Counting on Birds visits the habitats of these bird species and introduces the people dedicated to the National Audobon Society's Christmas Bird Count. 

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2:49 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Antiques Roadshow visits Des Moines, Iowa on Monday, December 9th at 7 pm

At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Des Moines, this guest learns an incomplete but genuine 1623 Shakespeare First Folio, part of the original published collection of William Shakespeare’s plays, is estimated to have a significant worth of $40,000 to $50,000.

In Des Moines, Iowa, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis Wahlgren explore an impressive extra-illustrated book set based on a biography of Charles Dickens at Salisbury House and Gardens, the estate of 1920s cosmetics tycoon Carl Weeks. Highlights include: a collection of late 1950s and 1960s Lucy M. Lewis Acoma Pueblo pottery; an 1820 Russian Loutkin snuff box inscribed with the imperial arms of the Romanov dynasty; and an extremely rare 1623 Shakespeare First Folio, valued at $40,000 to $50,000.

Antiques Roadshow airs on Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

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12:59 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

See the rebroadcast of the third season of "Downton Abbey" beginning on Sunday, December 8th at 7 pm

Shown: Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Grantham

The Great War is over and the long-awaited engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. Shirley MacLaine joins the much-loved cast, which includes Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton and many others. “No family is ever what it seems from the outside,” observes Smith’s shrewd character.

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12:53 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Classical Rewind can be seen on Sunday, December 8th at 5 pm

Bust of Beethoven

Experience the beauty, romance and dramatic power of musical masterpieces in this visual and auditory joyride through the world of classical hits. Host Martin Goldsmith guides viewers on this fresh and engaging exploration of the world of classical music, with personal reflections from Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Stewart Copeland of The Police, among others.

Classical Rewind airs on Sunday, December 8th at 5:00 p.m.

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