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BY Daniel J. Engler
Discovering Secrets of the Vatican
PBS This hour-long,
English-language version of a Polish documentary about Vatican City traces the
discovery of St. Peter’s bones, interviews cardinals, tours St. Peter’s
Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the gardens, and visits the Swiss Guards, the
printery, broadcasters, art restorers and more. Check local listings.
FAMILYLAND TV Chapter
17 of St. John’s Gospel opens with these words of Jesus from his prayer at the
Last Supper, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your Son, so that your
Son may glorify you, just as you gave him authority over all men, so that he
may give eternal life to all you gave him. Now this is eternal life, that they
should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.”
HISTORY Via computer
animation and interviews with historians, this premiere episode of this new
series recreates Carthaginian General Hannibal’s march over the Alps in 218
B.C. during the Second Punic War and his subsequent battles in Italy.
Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story
PBS This “Independent
Lens” episode recounts communist agents’ kidnapping of Megumi Yokota, 13, from
Japan to North Korea in 1977 to teach Japanese ways to Red spies. Megumi’s
now-aged parents and their twin sons do not believe the North Korean claim in
2002 that she became mentally ill and committed suicide in 1994; and Japan says
DNA tests show that “cremated remains” from North Korea are not Megumi’s.
The Films of Ronald Reagan
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES This
every-Wednesday-in-March tribute to Ronald Reagan, who fought the communists in
Hollywood and eventually became our 40th president, features some of his 24
films. Tonight’s slate: Brother Rat (1938
comedy), Brother Rat and a Baby (1940 comedy), Tugboat
Annie Sails Again (1940 comedy), An Angel From Texas
(1940 comedy) and Stallion Road
Stations of the Cross, 3:30 a.m.,
noon and 6:30 p.m.
CATHOLICTV This Lenten
telecast lets viewers prayerfully follow Jesus’ steps along the Way of the
Crossing the Goal
EWTN In this three-hour
special episode, Danny Abramowicz and cohosts Peter Herbeck, Curtis Martin and
Brian Patrick head to Ohio. They visit the 12th annual Columbus Catholic Men’s
Conference to urge attendees to get their spiritual lives in shape. “Guys
respond to a challenge. The Lord will help them, but they have to admit that
something is not right in their life,” says Abramowicz. Taped March 7.
Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.
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