Mia Laurenzo

Television Producer

Mia Laurenzo is a 30-year veteran of public television in Miami. She began her career learning every aspect of video production. Currently she is a writer, producer, on-air host and promotions coordinator for TV, radio and the web.  Her experiences include producing for a series, special events and historical documentaries.  As a native Floridian, she is a perfect fit for South Florida's Storyteller Station, WLRN.  She has produced award winning, nationally distributed documentaries like Journey to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade where one year she followed a high school band and a clown as they prepared for the big day and the next year, she had the privilege of being a clown herself.  Previously, she produced Weird Florida: On the Road Again, a sequel to the highly successful show Weird Florida: Roads Less Traveled, where the cast and crew travel over 1,500 miles searching the Sunshine State’s weirdest and wackiest places.   On a more serious note and what she considers to be her most important work, she produced Out of Darkness, Into Light, a documentary on child sexual abuse,which delved into the lives of  three adult survivors, a show in which she was awarded her first of two Emmys.  

Midsomer Murders: Super Sleuths (9 pm)

MIDSOMER MURDERS: SUPER SLEUTHS is a behind-the-scenes documentary featuring the cast and crew of Midsomer Murders as they reflect on their experiences in the deadliest fictional "county" in all of England. The special investigates the much loved DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and the mysterious mayhem of Midsomer.

Australian Bee Gees (9:30 pm)

BLACKBEARD: THE REAL PIRATE OF THE CARIBBEAN (9 PM)

Scott and Bailey (9:30 pm)

This gritty crime drama series revolves around the professional and personal lives of detectives Janet Scott and Rachel Bailey  who are a part of the Major Incident Team (MIT) of the Manchester Metropolitan Police. Aside from being partners against crime, they are close friends with very different personalities.  Together they solve crimes and navigate the pressures of modern-day policing as women.

Nazi Mega Weapons: Atlantic Wall (8 pm)

The six-part series Nazi Mega Weapons recounts Germany’s engagement in World War II from a unique perspective, uncovering the engineering secrets of iconic megastructures, telling the stories of the engineers who designed them and revealing how these structures sparked a technological revolution that changed warfare forever.

ATLANTIC WALL

Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino (1 pm)

 

Andrea Bocelli, the international superstar tenor returns to Great Performances once again to delight fans with Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino, a new concert special in which he puts classical music aside for an evening of international favorites inspired by the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy.

Nazi Mega Weapons: The SS (8 pm)

In a quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history. The series, Nazi Mega Weapons, tells the story of Germany’s engagement in World War II from a unique perspective, uncovering the engineering secrets of iconic megastructures, telling the stories of the engineers who designed them and revealing how these structures sparked a technological revolution that changed warfare forever.

NATURE - SAVING OTTER 501 (8 PM)

On a typical late summer day a baby sea otter washes up on the beach in Monterey, California — hungry, lost, injured. It’s a tragic event, but not surprising. California sea otters are struggling. For decades marine biologist Karl Mayer and his small staff have worked unceasingly — one otter at a time — to bring this “keystone” species back from the brink of extinction so it can play its important role in the local marine environment. But the effort has stalled, and no one knows why. This is the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 501st attempt to save an orphan otter. From her discovery as a stranded newborn pup crying on the beach through her rehabilitation in secret roof tanks atop the Aquarium, NATURE follows as Otter 501 learns how to dive, hunt, eat, and fend for herself in the wild, where survival is a long shot at best.

Nature - Wild France (8 pm)

Deep in the French countryside, it is possible for the adventurous to spot brown bears, wild boar, griffon vultures or wolves. These are among the creatures getting the chance and space to regain their old hunting grounds in France’s many mountains, valleys and forests. Wild France features striking photography and locations all across France, from Alsace and the Alps to the Pyrenees and the island of Corsica, to document the diversity and behavior of the nation’s wildlife.

Scott and Bailey (9:30 pm)

This gritty crime drama series revolves around the professional and personal lives of detectives Janet Scott and Rachel Bailey  who are a part of the Major Incident Team (MIT) of the Manchester Metropolitan Police. Aside from being partners against crime, they are close friends with very different personalities.  Together they solve crimes and navigate the pressures of modern-day policing as women.

A Sloth Named Velcro
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Nature: A Sloth Named Velcro (8 pm)

In 2000 in the jungles of Panama, a young journalist, named Ana, has a chance encounter with a tiny orphaned sloth, which she names Velcro. For nearly two years, the pair is inseparable until finally Ana travels up a remote river to reintroduce Velcro back to the wild. This is the story Ana’s return to Central and South America to see how much has changed since Velcro came into her life. Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers. New studies are showing that they’re not so sloth-like after all, that they have social structures, they move like primates, and that males keep small harems. Sloth sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers are also springing up throughout the Americas as development displaces these gentle creatures. Shot on location in Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia this is a story of friendship and a growing network of people working to learn more about sloths in order to protect them.

Midsomer Murders: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT (9 pm)

The murder of undertaker Patrick Pennyman takes Barnaby and Scott to the pretty village of Fletcher's Cross, where residents are divided about the rights and wrongs of a spiritualist church run by medium Rosetta Price. When Joyce Barnaby's friend Elizabeth is also killed, the detectives must find if there's a link between the funeral parlour and revelations from the spirit world.

Foyle's War : Broken Souls - NEW TIME  9 pm

Victory is at hand for the Allies, but underneath the swell of anticipation and relief lurk resentment, recrimination and regret. A year has passed since DCS Foyle abruptly resigned from the Hastings Police, and his former colleagues are still struggling to adjust to life without him. While Foyle plods away on a writing project, Sergeant Paul Milner is contemplating leaving the force and Samantha Stewart is at loose ends after having been fired by Foyle's replacement, the irascible DCS Meredith.

Nature: Invasion of the Killer Whales (8 pm)

A shift of power is taking place at the top of the world. The Arctic is undergoing a dramatic change, and with this change one iconic Arctic hunter may soon have to give way to another as solid ice turns to open sea. The polar bear, once king of the North, needs ice to stalk its prey. Killer whales, or orca, on the other hand, are unable to hunt in an ocean locked in ice. As the ice increasingly disappears, the tables have turned. Polar bears are struggling to survive while the now open ocean provides bountiful new hunting grounds for the whales.

Deepak Chopra: The Future of God (10 pm) A ground-breaking and thought provoking 60-minute public television pledge special in which world renowned spiritual teacher and medical doctor Deepak Chopra demonstrates that the tools of our most advanced fields of science can be used to answer some of these fundamentally spiritual questions. 

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