Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Science
2:48 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

"Animal Odd Couples" on Nature, airs Wednesday, October 23rd at 7 pm

Kasi(Cheetah) and Mtani (Dog).

Despite the odds, there are countless stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a goat guiding a blind horse; a doe who regularly visits her Great Dane surrogate mother; a juvenile gibbon choosing to live with a family of capuchins, and so on. Instincts gone awry? The subject has mystified scientists for years. Now, NATURE investigates why animals form these special bonds. Informed by the observations of caregivers and noted scientists Temple Grandin and Marc Bekoff, the film explores what these relationships suggest about the nature of animal emotions.

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Arts
2:43 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

"Wheels of Yesteryear: Touring with The Tin Lizzies" airs on Tuesday, October 22nd at 8 pm

Dean Van Doren and Linda Riel with a 1926 Model T Fordor

More than a hundred years after it was first introduced, the Model T Ford continues to roll down scenic byways, country back roads, and community streets.  This is all due to car collectors and enthusiasts of these automobiles.  Wheels of Yesteryear: Touring with The Tin Lizzies documents the Tin Lizzies on the “Llano Estacado Tour” of eastern New Mexico.

"Wheels of Yesteryear: Touring with The Tin Lizzies" airs on Tuesday, October 22nd at 8:00 p.m.

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Politics
1:50 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

From the Plantation to the White House, join "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Explore the global experiences that created the African-American people.

“The Black Atlantic” explores the global experiences that created the African-American people. Beginning a century before the first documented “20-and-odd” slaves who arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, slave and free, who arrived on these shores. The transatlantic slave trade soon became a vast empire connecting three continents.

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Science
1:43 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

"Out on a Limb" can be seen on Monday, October 21st at 9 pm

OUT ON A LIMB explores the evolution of prosthetics and the exciting advancements being made at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering and robotics. A science story and a human story, this documentary shows the impact of this transformative science, as revolutionary prosthetics move from the lab to the bodies of amputees, and particularly to children with limb loss, who stand to benefit the most.

"Out on a Limb" airs on Monday, October 21st at 9:00 p.m.

Arts
1:38 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Antiques Roadshow visits Miami Beach, FL on Monday at 7 pm

Pictured here, a cheerfully unassuming-looking mobile, received by the owner’s aunt in 1958 as a gift from Alexander Calder, and brought to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Miami Beach, Florida. Considered to be the inventor of the mobile art form, Calder’s kinetic sculptures often have been imitated. Appraiser Christopher Kennedy believes the mobile could be worth as much as $400,000 to $1M, making it the second highest value appraisal in ROADSHOW history!

From Miami Beach, Florida, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW revs up for its 15th anniversary season premiere. Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Karen Keane scout for mid-century modern bargains at some of Miami’s antiques and thrift shops. Highlights include a rare 1960 re-release movie poster for the iconic biker film The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando; a George Ohr vase with a surprising secret; and a 1940s mobile by Alexander Calder — grabbing the number two spot in the list of all-time highest value ROADSHOW appraisals at $400,000 to $1,000,000!

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