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BY Daniel J. Engler
SUNDAY, 8 p.m.
The Best of “Nature” — 25 Years
Lynn Sherr hosts this retrospective of a
quarter-century of outstanding documentaries on God’s innocent creatures. Some
of the “Nature” segments excerpted: “Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies,” “Silent Roar: Searching for the Snow Leopard,”
“Katrina’s Animal Rescue” and “Kingdom of the Ice Bear.” Advisory: Some scenes
of death and loss in nature.
SUNDAY, 8 p.m.
In the Womb: Multiples
National Geographic Channel
This show uses remarkable 4D ultrasound to show us human babies living in the
womb throughout all nine months of gestation, including twins, triplets and
even a set of quadruplets. Advisory: Facts-of-life content.
MONDAY, 7 a.m.
The Real West: Trailblazers and Scouts
History Channel Mountain
men and scouts such as Jim Bridger and Kit Carson are among the many
pathfinders of the American West whom this show profiles.
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
On Tuesdays at 12 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 p.m., Cardinal Francis Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and
the Discipline of the Sacraments, discusses his 2005 book, Divine Providence:
God’s Design in Your Life.
WEDNESDAY, 8 p.m.
This new series examines recent technological advances, their possible
potential and the moral dangers they raise. This premiere episode looks at an
accident victim who can communicate by his thoughts, thanks to an electrode in
his brain. Also, a neurophysiologist discusses nano-wiring
being tested in animals’ brains. “Virtual co-hosts,” a visitor from the future
and an actor portraying Brave New World
author Aldous Huxley, provide pro and con views of
technologies being developed or envisioned.
THURSDAY, 8 p.m., live
Life on the Rock
Tonight’s guest, pro-lifer Gianna Jessen,
29, begins her talks by saying, “I was aborted and did not die.” Despite having
cerebral palsy and other harms from the saline abortion in 1977 that nearly
took her life in the womb, she is a talented singer, has run marathons and
fights abortion through appearances before Congress and the public.
FRIDAYS, 10:30 a.m.
Diabetes and You
Doctors and experts discuss diabetes’ dangers, diagnosis, psychological
aspects, self-care and diet and exercise.
SATURDAY, 7 p.m.
Modern Marvels: Balls
People have used balls in games for several millennia. This show takes us to
factories that make baseballs and footballs and also tours the national halls
of fame of baseball and soccer. Advisory: TV-PG.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.