Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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10:57 am
Fri September 20, 2013

"Genealogy Roadshow" goes to Austin, TX

Materials that helped participants uncover their family’s genealogical history and secrets.

In the Lone Star State capital, the GENEALOGY ROADSHOW team finds secrets involving some of Texas’ favorite subjects: football, politics and home-state pride. In the historic Driskill Hotel, an African-American Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Famer uncovers a surprising family history of land ownership, an uncommon occurrence for Blacks in 1920s Texas. A North Texas woman learns of her ancestor’s Civil War affiliation and the tragedy it wrought.

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10:54 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Antiques Roadshow in Hartford, CT continues on Monday at 7 pm

At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Hartford, Connecticut, this guest wows appraiser Kathleen Guzman with a signed watercolor by Katharine Hepburn. A gift to the guest from Hepburn when she performed at the American Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Connecticut, the charming painting's creator and original signature boost its value to $15,000 to $20,000.

In Hartford, Connecticut, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW finds a sign of the times — actually a whole collection of antique inn and tavern signs — at the Connecticut Historical Society. Appraisal highlights include an heirloom early-19th-century Duncan Phyfe dressing table; a rare set of vintage jewelry by influential 20th-century designer Suzanne Belperron; and a watercolor signed by Katharine Hepburn — who gifted the owner with the piece when the actress was performing at the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut — valued at $15,000 to $20,000.

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10:17 am
Fri September 20, 2013

The conclusion of "National Parks: America's Best Idea" airs Sunday at 9 pm

Pictured: Grizzly bear fishing for salmon, Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

Following World War II, the parks are overwhelmed as visitation reaches 62 million people a year. A new billion-dollar campaign — Mission 66 — is created to build facilities and infrastructure that can accommodate the flood of visitors. A biologist named Adolph Murie introduces the revolutionary notion that predatory animals, which are still hunted, deserve the same protection as other wildlife.

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4:54 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

"Phoenix" performs on Austin City Limits on Saturday

French band Phoenix plays tunes from its latest LP Bankrupt! and other hits, including “Lisztomania,” “1901” and “Entertainment!”

French band Phoenix plays tunes from its latest LP Bankrupt! and other hits, including “Lisztomania,” “1901” and “Entertainment!”

Austin City Limits airs on Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. on channel 3 and at 10:00 p.m. on channel 3-1.

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4:49 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Great Performances: "The Hollow Crown: Henry V" airs on Friday at 9 pm

L to R: Paterson Joseph as Duke of York, Richard Clothier as Salisbury, Tom Hiddleston as Henry V, James Laurenson as Westmoreland

Henry V has settled onto the throne and has the makings of a fine king. The French ambassador (Jérémie Covillault) brings a challenge from the French dauphin. Inspired by his courtiers, including Exeter (Anton Lesser) and York (Paterson Joseph), Henry swears that he will, with all force, answer this challenge. The Chorus (John Hurt) tells of England’s preparations for war, and Henry’s army sails for France. After Exeter’s diplomacy is rebuffed by the French king (Lambert Wilson), Henry lays a heavy siege and captures Harfleur.

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