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 Jul 19th, 8pm MISSILE TO THE MOON - Drama (1958) - Escaped convicts Gary and Lon are caught hiding in a rocket by scientist Dirk Green, who forces them to pilot the ship to the moon.

Thursday July 18th, 10pm NOVA: BACK TO THE MOON - Documentary - Discover why scientists and entrepreneurs alike have their sights set on the Moon once again. 

Thursday 8pm NATURE- Science - EQUUS: STORY OF THE HORSE: Chasing the Wind - Discover how humans have partnered with the horse throughout the centuries, creating more than 350 breeds found all around the world. Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved.

Tuesday 8pm DEATH IN PARADISE Crime Drama - A detective inspector investigates murders on the island of Saint Marie.  

Sunday 10pm NOVA: LOST VIKING ARMY Science/History - Forensic archaeologist Cat Jarman and her team investigate the Great Heathen army, a legendary Viking fighting force that invaded England in the 9th century.

Friday 10pm - FRONTLINE Investigative series - An up-close look into sex trafficking, including how victims are groomed and sold, as well as how undercover police target traffickers and buyers

Thursday 8pm  EQUUS: STORY OF THE HORSE ORIGINS - Explore the fascinating evolutionary journey of the horse, from its tiny forest-dwelling ancestor called the Dawn Horse to the modern steed.  Encounter scientists unlocking the genetic basis of horsepower and decoding their emotional intelligence.

Tuesday 8pm DEATH IN PARADISE - Crime/Drama - A detective inspector investigates murders on the island of Saint Marie.  

Sunday 10pm NOVA - Science/History - Canadian anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels to sites in Kazakhstan, genetics labs in Denmark and anthropology museums in Russia to unlock mysteries surrounding the first riders of wild horses. 

Friday 10pm FRONTLINE - Investigative Documentary - SUPREME REVENGE - Frontline investigates how a 30-year-old grievance transformed the Supreme court and turned confirmations into bitter, partisan conflicts. 

Tuesday 8pm DEATH IN PARADISE Crime Drama -  a detective and his team solving murders on a beautiful Caribbean island.

Nova: Inside the Megafire

Sunday 10pm NOVA Science/Documentary - INSIDE THE MEGAFIRE - Scientists investigate what was behind the deadly megafires that swept through California in 2018.

Frontline: One Day in Gaza

Friday 10pm ONE DAY IN GAZA - Frontline investigates how mass protests on the Israel-Gaza border led to one of the deadliest days in a generation.  

10pm FRONTLINE Investigative Documentary - TRUMP'S TRADE WAR - The inside story of President Trump’s gamble to confront China over trade. Reporting from the U.S. and China, FRONTLINE and NPR investigate what led the world’s two largest economies to the brink, and the billions at stake.

Friday 8pm McCLINTOCK - 1963 ‧ Romance/Action/Adventure starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara