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.  

Friday 8pm THE INSPECTOR GENERAL – Romance/Musical - A town's corrupt officials think a fool is actually an investigator in disguise.

Tuesday 8pm DEATH IN PARADISE - Crime Drama - A detective inspector and his police team solve murder mysteries on the Caribbean Island of St. Marie. 

WLRN celebrates Black History Month with a four hour block of prime time programming looking at the last fifty years of African American history in BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, a documentary by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  

FIND IT, FIX IT, DRIVE IT - NEW SERIES PREMIERES TUESDAY AT 10PM  Reality - Automotive restorers Henry Cole and Sam Lovegrove fix up beautiful antique vehicles and test drive them on difficult locales. Be it motorcycles, ambulances or tractors, Cole and Lovegrove are up to the challenge.

Wednesday 8pm HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940) Drama/Romance starring Cary Grant and Rosalind RussellA newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Tuesday 9pm FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES  - Crime Drama - Set in 1920s Toronto, the all female Drake Private Detectives crack the cases the police don’t dare go near. 

Monday 9pm - MISS FISHER MURDER MYSTERIES - Crime Drama Phryne Fisher is a glamorous and thoroughly modern woman of the 1920s who fights injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.

Tuesday 11pm - THE 43rd ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARADE 

One of Miami's oldest and largest Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations  takes place on the streets of Liberty City on Monday January 20th at 11am.  The parade travels along NW on 54th Street and 10th Avenue to 32nd Avenue.   There are colorful floats, marching bands, dignitaries, historic pioneers, dance and drill teams, union groups and a crowd favorite, Carnival stilt walkers and Junkanoos.  

***STREAMING LIVE ON OUR WLRN YOUTUBE CHANNEL*** 

Friday 8pm BLOOD ON THE SUN - 1945 Drama/Thriller - Reporter Nick Condon (James Cagney) works for a pre World War II Tokyo newspaper and publishes a story exposing the Japanese government's imperialist plans. 

Thursday 8pm NATURE - Dogs In The Land Of Lions - Documentary - Follow the unforgettable journey of a close-knit family of wild dogs in Zimbabwe and witness rarely seen behavior, from tender moments with newborn pups to the thrills of hunting wildebeest, to close encounters with their greatest enemy – the lion.

Frankie Drake Mysteries
APT

 IT'S THE SERIES PREMIERE OF FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES  ON WLRN-TV! - Set in 1920s Toronto, the all female Drake Private Detectives crack the cases the police don’t dare go near. 

9pm Tuesday Christmas Eve SCROOGE - 1935 Drama/Fantasy starring Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop and Robert Cochran An old Victorian miser who loathes Christmas and everything it stands for soon has a change of heart after being visited by three ghosts who foretell his future. Based on the novel "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

9pm Thursday CHRISTMAS CAROLS WITH LISA WORSLEY - Documentary - Discover the fascinating and often-surprising history of our most beloved Christmas carols. 

Escape To The Chateau
APT

8pm  Monday ESCAPE TO THE CHATEAU - Reality - Follow the story of one couple's quest to turn a rundown 19th Century French Chateau into a fairtytale castle and ultimately a thriving business.  

The Power of Song

Dec 10, 2019
American Experience
Fisk University Archives

9pm Thursday JUBILEE SINGERS SACRIFICE AND GLORY: American Experience - Documentary - The profound and inspiring story of students who battled prejudice and oppression to sing their way into the nation's heart.

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