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 and on-air host. Her experiences include producing for a series, special events and historical documentaries.  Her most current project is Journey to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade where viewers will get a rare behind the scenes look at the making of such a monumental paradePrevious to this project, she produced Weird Florida: On the Road Again, a sequel to our highly successful, national award-winning 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.  Both Weird Florida shows are currently in distribution to PBS stations nationally through the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).  The show earned several awards, including a national Telly award in the travel category, three Crystal Reel Awards, and was even nominated for a regional Emmy.   Prior to that, she produced an Emmy award winning documentary on child sexual abuse, Out of Darkness, Into Light which delves into the lives of three adult survivors of child sexual abuse, who through their own personal experiences, are committed to helping others affected by this unthinkable crime.  Currently, this show is also in national distribution.  She is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Suncoast Chapter.

7pm TIGERS ABOUT THE HOUSE - Nature/Reality/Documentary Giles Clark is a tiger keeper with a difference, he takes his work home.

Sumatran tiger cubs Spot and Stripe are now outgrowing keeper Giles Clark's home and developing adult tiger behaviors. The time comes for them to leave the family home and reintegrate with the rest of the tigers at Australia Zoo.

As they move back to the zoo, Spot and Stripe's development is far from over. Giles gives the cubs their first swimming lesson, and they meet the adult tigers they are going to share their lives with. But all is not well with Spot, who is rapidly developing an eye condition that leaves him fighting for his life.

Outlaws and Thieves

Mar 31, 2016

8pm Jamaica Inn - Crime Drama/Mystery/Suspense  Jamaica Inn tells the story of a woman forced to live with a group of smugglers after her mother dies.

IN THIS EPISODE: Mary experiences the depths of the smugglers' evils as they lure a ship onto the rocks, then murder the crew.  As the law closes in, jem has a choice to make. 

WLRN-TV is the best place to be for an in-depth look into Florida's colorful past.   As your Storyteller Station, WLRN is committed to bringing you the very best in original programming.  Only here does history come to life through fascinating and often untold stories, like PLIGHT OF THE PLUME BIRDS, premiering Wednesday April 13th at 10:45pm. PLIGHT OF THE PLUME BIRDS is part of an on-going series of short films about Florida's rich history.  Be on the look out for other WLRN award winning short films which often air in between our regularly scheduled prime time programming, these include THE MAN WHO BUILT MIAMI BEACH, THE FIRST MIAMIANS and WHO KILLED LENO & LOUISE

STREETS OF WYNWOOD   Coming later this year 

  “Streets of Wynwood”  is about the colorful impact of street art on the once-run-down, now up-and-coming Miami warehouse neighborhood that has become an annual Mecca for the world's urban artists.  

7pm THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN: Who Is In Control? - Science/Education

Dr. David Eagleman explores the great deception that greets us each morning when we awake: it feels as though we are in conscious control of our lives but the truth is that we are not. Instead almost every action, every decision, every belief that we hold is driven by parts of the brain that we have no access to.

SMALL TOWN, BIG SECRETS (Coming Soon) How a small town and a tiny device turned the tide of World War II.

8pm DOC MARTIN SEASON PREMIERE! Rescue Me - Comedy/Drama

THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER!  The long awaited highly anticipated new season of Doc Martin is finally here!  And none to soon, as we have heard from our viewers who have been waiting patiently for their Doctor's appointment.  So here it is...

The drama about a curmudgeonly country doctor and his patients in Cornwall returns for a new season. Martin returns to Portwenn, but without Louisa. She has gone to stay with her mother in Spain to take some time out to think, and Martin is left wondering if she will ever come back. Aunt Ruth has found him a therapist, but life in Portwenn continues to get in the doc's way - in the form of Steve Baker and his lifeboat training exercise. Steve and his assistant Barry are supposed to be helping Al get everything ready for the guests' arrival, but the pair are never there and the walls still need plastering. Al cannot rely on his father for help as Bert has taken the hump. Morwenna cannot help either as her flatmate Janice has roped them both into the lifeboat training exercise. Then Steve collapses, and the training exercise becomes all too real as Martin and PC Penhale race out to sea.

JAMAICA INN (8pm) 

7pm THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN Education/Science - What is it really?  Dr. David Eagleman takes viewers on an extraordinary journey in "What is Reality?" He explores how the brain, locked in silence and darkness without direct access to the world, conjures up the rich and beautiful world we all take for granted. 

Doctor's Orders!

Mar 15, 2016

DOC MARTIN- Comedy/Drama (8pm) While you anxiously await the new season of Doc Martin premiering March 30th (just 2 weeks away) here is a repeat episode so you can get your doctor "fix".

For information on the upcoming series, click the tags below.  

A PLACE TO CALL HOME (8pm)  A PLACE TO CALL HOME is a sweeping romantic drama that centers on enigmatic nurse Sarah Adams as she returns to her native Australia after two decades in Europe. 

DOC MARTIN: Seven Grumpy Seasons - 9pm Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Doc Martin during the filming of it's highly anticipated season 7 in the picturesque seaside village of Port Isaac. 

THE FOREVER WISDOM OF DR. WAYNE DYER - 9 pm

 Celebrate the iconic thinker's wisdom teachings and unique ability to translate abstract ideas into down-to-earth lessons that can be applied to everyday life. This inspirational memorial tribute includes memorable stories, both funny and soulful. 

Saturday March 5th at 11pm  - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band celebrates its 50th anniversary of making music together in a PBS special NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND: 50 YEARS AND CIRCLIN' BACK. The band is joined by a host of special guests, including Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Byron House, Vince Gill, John Prine, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and original Dirt Band member Jackson Browne, and former NGDB band member Jimmy Ibbotson. “We’re humbled to have all of these amazing artists, who happen to be our friends, come out to honor th

ABOUT THE CAST:

MARTIN CLUNES (as Doc Martin)

Martin Clunes is the son of Shakespearean actor Alec Clunes.  He made his television debut playing an alien prince in Doctor Who: Snakedance: Part One (1983) He then won a regular role in No Place Like Home (1983), a fairly traditional middle-class BBC sitcom.  Clunes' greatest breakthrough came when starring in British Men Behaving Badly (1992), a riotous sitcom which proved to be one of the most popular series of the 1990s. He has since established himself as one of the UK's most consistently popular television actors, starring in the long-running series Doc Martin.  An audience favorite with WLRN viewers, he can also be seen in over half a dozen other shows on our air…

  • A MOTHER’S SON
  • THE MAN WHO LOST HIS HEAD
  • SECRET LIFE OF DOGS
  • MARTIN CLUNES: A MAN AND HIS DOGS
  • MARTIN CLUNES & A LION CALLED MUGIE
  • MAN AND BEAST
  • HEAVY HORSEPOWER

He is a huge animal lover and does a lot of charitable work.  Contrary to his character as Doc Martin, he is often described as kindhearted with a great sense of humor.  

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