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BY Daniel J. Engler
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
ABC Army Spc. Patrick
Tutwiler incurred traumatic brain injury when a sniper in Iraq shot him. Once
he was back with his wife, Crystal, and their four kids in Chapman, Kan., a
tornado destroyed their home. Now, the makeover team and local volunteers build
the Tutwilers and their nephew a beautiful new home. Advisory: TV-PG.
Hound of Heaven
EWTN In this Family
Theater telling of a poem by English Catholic poet Francis Thompson
(1859-1907), God lovingly pursues a man who “fled him, down the arches of the
years,” until the man at last heeds God’s words, “Naught shelters thee, who
will not shelter Me,” and realizes that, as God tells him, “Ah, fondest,
blindest, weakest, I am he whom thou seekest.” Re-airs 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and
4:30 a.m. Friday.
HISTORY This episode
focuses on the heavy machinery that ancient engineers in Greece and elsewhere
devised to haul huge stones. Advisory: TV-PG.
Nova: The Incredible Journey Of
PBS This documentary
charts the 2,000-mile journey that 100 million monarch butterflies make every
year from southern Canada and the upper Midwest to the mountains of Mexico.
Helicopters, ultralight aircraft and hot air balloons follow the butterflies.
FAMILYLAND TV “The
Eucharist is that love which surpasses all loves in heaven and on earth,” said
St. Bernard, and St. Francis of Assisi said, “Man should tremble, the world
should vibrate, all heaven should be deeply moved when the Son of God appears
on the altar in the hands of the priest.” Episode 5 of nine in this series.
How Stuff Works
DISCOVERY CHANNEL This
60-minute show surveys many of the 14,000 uses (so far) of salt, a mineral used
since ancient times.
Godspeed to Jamestown
HISTORY This show
follows the 18-month construction and launching of a full-size replica of the
Godspeed, which along with the ships Susan
Constant and Discovery, carried
English settlers to Jamestown, Va., in 1607. The replica took part in the
Jamestown 400th anniversary observances. Advisory: TV-PG.
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
ANIMAL PLANET Held in
Long Beach, Calif., this past Dec. 13-14, this biggest U.S. dog show featured
nearly 3,000 canines competing for “best in show” and other titles.
Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.