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 Wednesday  HARRY POTTER: A HISTORY OF MAGIC - DocumentaryIn the run-up to the exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic, JK Rowling visits the British Library and reveals the real-life counterparts to her fantastical world.

The Fight
PBS

9pm Thursday THE FIGHT: American Experience - Documentary - The Fight explores the famous 1938 heavyweight bout and finds two men who, in the shadow of war, became reluctant symbols of equality and supremacy, democracy and fascism.

7pm Monday NOVA: CAT TALES - Science - The perplexing behaviors of cats have often raised the question of whether humans ever really domesticated felines.

7pm Friday - CONFRONTING CORONAVIRUS: A PBS NewsHours Special focusing on health precautions for individuals and the public-at-large as well as the pandemic’s economic impact in both the United States and globally.

Monday 7pm NOVA: DOG TALES - Science/Documentary - Follow the epic journey of dog domestication and see what science says about dogs' love.

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

Friday 8pm MEET JOHN DOE - (1941) A drama starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.   A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.

Thursday 9pm BOSS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS Documentary - Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.

Murder and Motors

Feb 17, 2020

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

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.

Friday 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. 

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