Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Science
3:44 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

NOVA investigates the Zeppelin during "Zeppelin Terror Attack" on Wednesday, the 15th at 8 pm

In the early days of World War I, Germany, determined to bring its British enemies to their knees, launched a new kind of terror campaign: bombing civilians from the sky. The lethal payloads rained down from Zeppelins — enormous airships, some the length of two football fields. With a team of engineers, explosives experts and historians, NOVA investigates the secrets behind these deadly war machines.

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Politics
3:39 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

"1964" on American Experience airs on Tuesday, January 14th at 7 p.m.

President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Civil Rights leaders. L-R: Martin Luther King, Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson, Whitney Young, James Farmer. January 18, 1964.

It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time — Lyndon B.

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Science
3:35 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

"Poisoner's Handbook" on American Experience airs Monday, January 13th at 9 pm

New York City Medical Examiner Dr. Charles Norris

In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner’s treasure chest: radioactive radium in health tonics, thallium in depilatory creams, morphine in teething medicine and potassium cyanide in cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer’s trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge (and political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lagged. This changed in 1918, when New York City hired its first scientifically trained medical examiner, Charles Norris.

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Arts
3:31 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

More exciting finds in Boise, Idaho on Antiques Roadshow on January 13th

Colleene Fesko (right) appraises a mid-century pinup painting by Earl Moran, whose work rises in value the more scantily clothed the model, for $20,000 to $30,000 in Boise, Idaho.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Idaho, mining the Gem State for hidden treasures! Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Gary Piattoni head to the Old Idaho State Penitentiary to discuss what type of law enforcement collectibles should be locked up in the vault.

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Arts
3:22 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

"Sherlock II: A Scandal in Belgravia" airs on Sunday, January 12th at 9 pm

Shown: Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and Martin Freeman as Watson

Sherlock and Watson are plunged into a case of blackmail involving crafty dominatrix Irene Adler, whose motto is "know when you are beaten." It seems she has incriminating photos of a session with a British royal. Can she outsmart Sherlock at his own game? And at a battle he is ill prepared to wage — love?

"Sherlock II: A Scandal in Belgravia" airs on Masterpiece Mystery! on Sunday, January 12th at 9:00 p.m. on channel 3.

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