SUNDAY, May 27, 9:30am
Tora, Tora, Tora: The Real Story of Pearl Harbor
HISTORY In this 2000 documentary, Medal of Honor recipient John Finn and other American and Japanese veterans recount their actions during the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941.
SUNDAY, May 27, 8pm, live
Memorial Day Concert
PBS On the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day, this concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., will feature the National Symphony Orchestra under Jack Everly, as well as U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force bands and choruses, Catholic actor Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band and many other performers.
MONDAY, May 28, all day
Movies for Memorial Day
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES Standing out among today’s slate of war-themed films are The Red Badge of Courage (1951) at 9am; Friendly Persuasion (1956) at 10:15am; The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) at 5pm; and The Great Escape (1963) at 8pm. (TCM will air The Best Years of Our Lives again on Friday, June 1.)
MONDAY, May 28, 10am
WWII From Space
HISTORY This documentary uses CGI “satellite” views to re-create World War II battles and to reinterpret strategies and tactics. Advisory: TV-PG. A re-air.
MONDAY, May 28, 11:30am
Archdiocese for the Military Services Memorial Mass
EWTN On May 20 in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services celebrated this annual Mass for all military personnel and for the repose of the souls of all veterans.
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 4pm
Saint Joan of Arc: Maid for God
EWTN On the feast of St. Joan of Arc (1412-1431), this EWTN original docudrama, filmed on location, uses re-enactments to highlight the story of the Catholic and French heroine. Wrongly executed, she was exonerated in 1456, beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920.
FRIDAY, June 1, 6am
G.K. Chesterton: Apostle of Common Sense
EWTN In this episode, “The Thing: Why I Am a Catholic,” convert and Chesterton scholar Dale Ahlquist shows how “The Thing,” the Church, eclipses all else in worth.
SUNDAY, June 3
Corpus Christi Sunday
EWTN At 10am, the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word will celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi Mass and Procession. (Re-airs at midnight.) At 1pm, tape-delayed, Pope Francis will celebrate the Corpus Christi Mass and Procession in Rome.
TUESDAY, June 5, 6:30pm
Real Life Catholic
EWTN In New Mexico, host Chris Stefanick visits the Holy Stairs in the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, explains the Holy Dirt in the Santuario in Chimayo, and has fun with chili peppers and at a hot air balloon festival.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.