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.



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.



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.



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.