Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Arts
11:33 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Watch "Portugal the Man" and "Local Natives" perform on Austin City Limits

Portugal. The Man performs tracks from Evil Friends.

ACL presents the best in contemporary indie rock with Portugal. The Man and Local Natives. Portugal. The Man performs tracks from its latest record Evil Friends, while Local Natives plays tunes from its LP Hummingbird.

"Portugal the Man" and "Local Natives" are featured on Austin City Limits on Saturday, January 25th at 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight on channel 3 and at 10:00 p.m. on channel 3-1.

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Arts
11:27 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Find out where "Mary Poppins" came from on Friday, January 24th at 9 pm

Trace the parallel lives of author Pamela Travers and her much-loved creation, Mary Poppins.

Author Pamela Travers, creator of the much-loved character Mary Poppins, led a remarkable but troubled life. Behind the fictional nanny lies a complex tale of a young woman escaping rural Australia in her pursuit to become a writer, reinventing herself and her past along the way. This program combines interviews and footage from the 2002 documentary The Shadow of Mary Poppins interwoven with clips from the film Saving Mr. Banks and interviews with its cast.

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Science
11:23 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Preparing for Disaster: Starting Now airs on Thursday, January 23rd at 7 pm

The one-hour documentary includes interviews with the victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquakes, Hurricane Sandy and the Herriman, Utah wildfires. From their stories, along with advice from emergency experts, viewers learn practical tips for starting their own personal emergency plans.

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Science
11:15 am
Tue January 7, 2014

The conclusion of Chasing Shackleton airs Wednesday, January 22nd at 9 pm

See how injury, illness and bad weather threaten the trek across the mountains of South Georgia.

Following the successful sea crossing from Elephant Island, Tim Jarvis must now traverse the mountains of South Georgia to complete his re-enactment of Shackleton’s “double.” But injury, illness and bad weather are against him.

Chasing Shackleton, Pt. 3 airs on Wednesday, January 22nd at 9:00 p.m on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Science
11:10 am
Tue January 7, 2014

NOVA studies Typhoon Haiyan during "Monster Typhoon" on Wednesday, the 22nd at 8 pm

Learn why Typhoon Haiyan and its aftermath were so highly destructive to the Philippines.

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, whipping the islands with 200-mile-per-hour winds and sending a two-story-high storm surge flooding into homes, schools and hospitals, leaving thousands dead and millions homeless. What made Haiyan so destructive? Meteorologists take viewers inside the anatomy of the typhoon, tracking its progress and revealing why the Pacific is such fertile ground for cyclones. But that’s just part of the story.

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