Rena Garrett

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Science
11:59 am
Tue January 21, 2014

NOVA explores Roman citizens during the Roman Empire on Wednesday at 8 pm

Hadrian’s Villa, Rome, Italy

Beneath the streets of Rome lies an ancient city of the dead known as the catacombs — a labyrinth of tunnels, hundreds of miles long — a cemetery for the citizens of ancient Rome. In 2002, maintenance workers stumbled through an opening in one of the tunnel walls and discovered a previously unknown complex of six small rooms, each stacked floor to ceiling with skeletons. It was a mass grave, locked away for nearly 2,000 years. Who were these people? Why were so many interred in one place, piled atop each other? And most important, what killed them?

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Science
11:55 am
Tue January 21, 2014

"An Original Duckumentary" on Nature airs Wednesday, the 5th at 7 pm

Wood Duck female from Ohio.

Ducks fly through the air on short stubby wings — traveling in large, energy-efficient formations over thousands of miles. There are some 120 species of them, representing a wide variety of shapes, sizes and behaviors. Some are noisy and gregarious, others shy and elusive. They are familiar animals we think we know. But most of us don’t really know these phenomenal, sophisticated creatures at all.

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Arts
11:32 am
Tue January 21, 2014

"The Amish Shunned" on American Experience airs Tuesday, February 4th at 8 pm

Paul Edwards joined the Amish church at 17 but was excommunicated after a falling out.

Follow seven former members of an Amish community, filmed over the course of 12 months, as they reflect on their decisions to leave one of the most closed and tightly knit communities in the United States. Estranged from family, the ex-Amish find themselves struggling to understand and make their way in modern America. Interwoven through the stories are the voices of Amish men and women who remain staunchly loyal to their traditions and faith.

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Arts
11:16 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Nazi Mega Weapon "Super Tanks" airs on Tuesday, the 4th at 7 pm

Tiger Loader disembarks from tank

Hitler’s megalomaniacal impulses led him to demand the construction of the largest tank the world had ever seen – a mobile fortress weighing 180 tons. But even this colossus couldn’t satisfy Hitler’s thirst for enormous weapons of war, as he went on to request a land battleship weighing 1,000 tons. This is the story of the Nazi engineers tasked with fulfilling that dream, and an arms race that resulted in the evolution of super-guns and tanks.

Nazi Mega Weapon "Super Tanks" airs on Tuesday, February 4th at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3-2.

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Arts
10:07 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Experience the Sandhill Crane migration through Nebraska during Crane Song on Monday at 9 pm

Every year some 80 percent of the world's Sandhill cranes make their way through a 75-mile stretch of Nebraska's central Platte River Valley, a critical stopover in their 5,000-mile spring migration. "Crane Song," a vibrant new high-definition documentary by NET Television is a stunning visual essay of the Sandhill crane's migration through Nebraska, weaving together striking images and majestic sounds of the birds' journey with the stories and insights of the individuals who observe these creatures, as well as landowners endeavoring to ensure a habitat that is welcoming to the cranes.

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