MONDAY, Oct. 30, 7am

Mega Disasters: Mega Tsunami

HISTORY The course of prehistory in the Mediterranean region changed drastically in 6000 B.C., scientists say, when a gigantic tsunami devastated wide areas and must have killed many people. Computer-generated imagery augments scholars’ examination of evidence. Advisory: TV-PG.

 

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1

All Saints’ Day

EWTN At 8am, the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word celebrate the Mass of All Saints at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, Alabama. Re-airs 6:30pm and midnight. At noon, the Solemn Mass of All Saints will take place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. At 1:30pm, in Saints: a Closer Look — Introduction to the Saints, the late Marist Father Thomas Dubay provides insights into saints.

 

THURSDAY, Nov. 2

All Souls’ Day

EWTN At 8am, the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word celebrate All Souls Mass at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale. Re-airs noon, 7pm and midnight. At 10:30am, in Purgatory: The Forgotten Church, experts answer questions about the holy souls in purgatory and emphasize our need to pray for them. Advisory: TV-PG.

 

SATURDAY, Nov. 4, 10:30am

Our Lady of Fatima and the First Saturday Devotion

EWTN In half-hour segments starting at 10:30am, Father Andrew Apostoli of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal recounts Our Lady of Fatima’s request for First Saturday devotions to atone for offenses against her Immaculate Heart. Topics: Mary’s immaculate conception, perpetual virginity and motherhood of God, plus Marian devotion and sacred images of Mary.

 

SUNDAY, Nov. 5, 1:30pm

In Concert: Europa Konzert 2013 from Prague

EWTN In the Spanish Hall in Prague, Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker and Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená performs. The program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, “Pastorale.” Advisory: TV-PG.

 

SUNDAY, Nov. 5, 4:30pm

Praying as a Family: Forgiveness

EWTN Families discuss how they have learned to forgive each other and to fight resentments. Advisory: TV-PG. Re-airs 5pm Monday.

 

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 8pm

Lions Unleashed

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL Wildlife conservationists move seven lions from South Africa to repopulate their species in a national park in Rwanda. Advisory: Animal predation.

 

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 8pm

Nature: The Cheetah Children

PBS A cheetah in Zimbabwe raises her cubs. Advisory: Scenes of animal predation.

 

SATURDAY, Nov. 11

Veterans Day Films

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES Two classics among military-themed films are, at 5pm, The Best Years of Our Lives, from 1946, about veterans’ difficult return home after World War II, and, at 12:15am Sunday, Sergeant York, from 1941, the fact-based story of a Medal of Honor recipient in World War I who showed gallantry in action despite being a Christian pacifist.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.