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.  

8pm SUDDENLY (1954) Crime drama starring Frank Sinatra and Sterling Hayden - In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.

 

10pm Friday FRONTLINE OPIOIDS INCInvestigative series - The story of a drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud. With the Financial Times, FRONTLINE investigates how Insys Therapeutics profited from a fentanyl-based painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin.

A Killer Hurricane

Jun 30, 2020

8pm Tuesday DEATH IN PARADISE Crime drama - THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN - DI Goodman and the team spend the night locked in a house with a murderer.

South Pacific
BBC

Thursday 8pm SOUTH PACIFIC - Nature Documentary Series - This landmark series explores the sheer scale and majesty of the largest ocean on Earth, the isolation of its islands, and the extraordinary journeys wildlife and humans have gone through to reach these specks of land.

8pm Monday ESCAPE TO THE CHATEAU – Documentary/Reality - Restorations have gone well and business is booming, but the job is not yet done for Dick and Angel Strawbridge. Follow the Strawbridge family's life as they continue renovations, hit the peak of events season, and prepare for a magical Christmas. 

The Interview

Jun 26, 2020

9:30pm Friday MISTER WINNER – Comedy Drama –Ironically named Leslie Winner is a well-meaning optimist who frequently finds himself in the midst of chaos, through a combination of silly decisions and tough luck.

8pm Tuesday DEATH IN PARADISE - Crime DramaThe beautiful Caribbean island of Saint-Marie is rife with murder and Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman along with the help of local islanders follow clues to catch the killer.  

9pm Thursday THE SWAMP: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – Documentary/History - The dramatic story of humanity's attempts to conquer the Florida Everglades, one of nature's most mysterious and unique ecosystems.

8pm Monday ESCAPE TO THE CHATEAU – Documentary/RealityRestorations have gone well and business is booming, but the job is not yet done for Dick and Angel Strawbridge. Follow the Strawbridge family's life as they continue renovations, hit the peak of events season, and prepare for a magical Christmas.

9:30pm Friday MISTER WINNER – Comedy Drama –Ironically named Leslie Winner is a well-meaning optimist who frequently finds himself in the midst of chaos, through a combination of silly decisions and tough luck.

Frontline: Inside Italy's Covid War
PBS

10pm Friday - FRONTLINEInvestigative Documentary SeriesInside Italy’s Covid War – An intimate and profound portrait of those at the front lines of a global pandemic.

8pm DEATH IN PARADISE - Crime Drama - Its is believed Saint Marie's Prime Minister committed suicide, but the investigation proves otherwise.

American Experience
PBS

9pm Thursday STONEWALL UPRISING: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – Documentary/History - A look at the events leading up to what is now seen as the defining moment in the establishment of the gay rights movement in the United States.

Monday 8pm ESCAPE TO THE CHATEAU – Documentary/Reality - The story of couple Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree along with their family as they buy, renovate and redecorate the 19th-century Château de la Motte-Husson in Martigné-sur-Mayenne, France, and simultaneously juggle growing both their business and family.

NEW SERIES MISTER WINNER PREMIERES FRIDAY JUNE 12th at 9:30pm 

A Comedy/Drama following the ironically named Leslie Winner, who, despite all his best intentions, is forever finding himself in disastrous situations.

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