Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Arts
1:32 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Learn more about Alice Walker, author of "The Color Purple," on Friday, February 7th at 9 pm

Alice Walker (center) with director Pratibha Parmar (left) and producer Shaheen Haq on location in Northern California.

Most famous for her seminal novel The Color Purple, writer/activist Alice Walker celebrates her 70th birthday. Born February 9, 1944, into a family of sharecroppers in rural Georgia, she came of age during the violent racism and seismic social changes of mid-20th-century America. Her mother, poverty and participation in the civil rights movement were the formative influences on her consciousness, becoming the inherent themes in her writing. The first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Walker continues to shine a light on global human rights issues.

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Politics
1:18 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

"The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela" on Frontline airs Thursday, February 6th at 7 pm

Nelson Mandela

As the world responds to Nelson Mandela's passing, FRONTLINE is making "The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela" — its definitive two-hour documentary film on the remarkable leader — for the first time.

"The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela" on Frontline airs on Thursday, February 6th at 7:00 p.m.

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Science
12:02 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

"One World Trade Center" on Super Skyscrapers airs on Wednesday at 9 pm

SUPER SKYSCRAPERS "One World trade Center."

One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere and a famous modern landmark, is engineered to be the safest and strongest skyscraper ever built. This episode follows the final year of exterior construction, culminating with the milestone of reaching the symbolic height of 1,776 feet. For head of construction Steve Plate, as well as scientists, engineers, ironworkers and curtain wall installers, this is a construction job suffused with the history of the site and a sense of duty to rebuild from the ashes of Ground Zero.

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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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