Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Arts
4:22 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Enjoy Wagner and Verdi during the Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert, Friday at 9 pm

Vienna Philharmonic

Led by guest conductor Lorin Maazel, the renowned Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual open-air concert, this year saluting Wagner and Verdi, in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Tenor Michael Schade is the featured soloist. Selections include music from Aida, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Otello, Tristan und Isolde and La Forza del Destino.

"Great Performances - Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert" airs on Friday, August 2nd at 9:00 p.m.

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Politics
4:15 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

"Life and Death in Assisted Living" on Frontline airs Thursday, August 1st at 7 pm

Cheryl Morgan (pictured), whose story is featured in "Life and Death in Assisted Living," holds a photo of her late father, who had dementia. He died after drinking unsecured toxic dishwashing liquid at a Georgia assisted living facility.

More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities, which have sprung up as an alternative to nursing homes. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In a major investigation with ProPublica, FRONTLINE examines the operations of the nation’s largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.

"Life and Death in Assisted Living" on Frontline airs on Thursday, August 1st at 7:00 p.m.

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Science
2:45 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

"V2 Rocket" on Nazi Mega Weapons, Pt. 3, airs on Wednesday at 9 pm

A scene from "V2 Rocket (w.t.)"

The first ever long-range rockets were designed and built by the Nazis in a network of top-secret research labs, underground silos and hi-tech launch pads. This is the story of how scientist Werner von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.

"V2 Rocket" on Nazi Mega Weapons, Pt. 3, can be seen on Wednesday, July 31st at 9:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Arts
2:40 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

What happened to "Little Lindy" (Lindbergh's Baby)? on Nova

NOVA reopens one of the most confounding crime mysteries of all time — the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby and the trial and execution that followed.

In the aftermath of his 1927 solo transatlantic flight, Charles Lindbergh became the most famous human being on earth. When he and his wife, Anne, had a son, Charlie, the press dubbed him Little Lindy. On March 1, 1932, kidnappers snatched Little Lindy from the family home near Hopewell, New Jersey. Negotiations stretched out for weeks, but Charlie never returned. His body was discovered not five miles from Hopewell.

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Science
2:32 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

"Revealing the Leopard" on Nature, airs Wednesday, July 31st at 7 pm

African leopard resting on tree branch with right paw dangling down.

Leopards are the ultimate cat. They are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous and, until recently, one of the least understood. They hunt from South Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Sri Lanka, and are the most widespread predator of their size on land. A leopard is a cat that walks by itself, unseen and secretive. Leopards are the beautiful killers that live in the shadows. This film will accumulate the evidence and put together a psychological profile of this extraordinarily cunning cat.

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