Rena Garrett

Development/Promotion Director, TV

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Science
1:08 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

"JFK: One PM Central Standard Time" on Secrets of the Dead airs Wednesday

CBS Anchor Walter Cronkite and President John F. Kennedy.

This program tells the story of two men: one, the president of the United States — shot in Dallas and rushed to Parkland hospital, his fate unknown — the other, respected CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, knowing he had to get the story right amid the uncertainties of that tragic day. Narrated by George Clooney and featuring an interview with President Bill Clinton, the special recounts the riveting story of the reporting from Dallas and the New York CBS Newsroom from the moment President Kennedy was shot until Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of his death at 1:00 p.m. CST.

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Science
1:01 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

"Cold Case JFK" on Nova can be seen on Wednesday, November 13th at 8 pm

President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy smile at the crowds lining their motorcade route in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. Minutes later the President was assassinated as his car passed through Dealey Plaza.

Fifty years later, what can science tell us about the Kennedy assassination — and the investigations that fol¬lowed? The 1963 murder, in broad daylight in front of hundreds of witnesses, was a homicide investigator’s best-case scenario. Yet somehow the JFK assassination became a forensic nightmare, plagued by mishandled evidence, a controversial autopsy and, incredibly, a prime suspect murdered while in police custody before he could be tried — all of it captured on film.

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Science
12:58 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

"Parrot Confidential" on Natures airs on Wednesday, November 13th at 7 pm

Blue and gold macaw, Foster Parrots, New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Hope Valley, RI.

From the wilds of Costa Rica to the suburbs of our own country, NATURE explores the difficulties of raising parrots, why some breeders and owners become rescuers, and conservation efforts in the wild. Owners and rescuers of the popular bird talk about the ups and downs of caring for these colorful characters and the impact of “Baretta.”

"Parrot Confidential" on Nature airs on Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Politics
12:53 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Watch the story of the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil

Over three days in 1863, war-weary Union and Confederate soldiers met at a backwater Pennsylvania crossroads to decide the fate of the nation. Produced to commemorate its sesquicentennial, THE GETTYSBURG STORY tells the epic tale of the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil and the greatest man-made disaster in American history.

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Politics
12:46 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

"JFK, Pt. 2" on American Experience airs Tuesday, November 12th at 8 pm

Taken November 27, 1962. Caroline Kennedy's 5th Birthday in the White House nursery. Pictured (from left) Caroline, John Jr., President Kennedy, Mrs. Kennedy.

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin’s bullet, John F. Kennedy’s presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This new portrait offers a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise. Produced and directed by Susan Bellows, JFK features interviews with Kennedy family members and historians including Robert Dallek, Robert Caro, and Evan Thomas.

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