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BY Daniel J. Engler
EWTN At 4:30 a.m., live, Pope Benedict XVI celebrates
the Solemn Mass of Easter Sunday in St. Peter’s (re-airs noon); and at 6 a.m., live
from St. Peter’s Square, he gives his Blessing and Message “urbi et
orbi” (to the city
of Rome and the world”). Re-airs 1:30 p.m., 10 a.m. Monday.
SUNDAY, 8 p.m.
Makeover: Home Edition
ABC Host Ty Pennington, his design team, and local
builders, workers and volunteers rebuild and modify the hurricane-damaged home
of George and Barbara Kadzis in Tallahassee, Fla., to fulfill Mr. Kadzis’ dying
wish to leave a home that is safe for his wife and six children, five of whom
are adopted from China and have special needs. Kadzis, 56, a dentist who prayed
the Rosary every day on his way to work, died of brain cancer two days after
his family moved into the new house. Advisory: TV-PG.
From the Top
at Carnegie Hall: Star Quality
PBS Violinist Gil Shaham, a former child prodigy,
performs a Bach allegro with 10-year-old violinist Alice Ivy-Pemberton, and
pianist Christopher O’Riley accompanies her in a movement from Bartók’s
Rhapsody No. 1 (Folk Dances) for Violin and Piano. Then pianist Ji-Yong Kim,
17, plays Robert Schumann’s “Widmung” (arr. Liszt). A re-air.
MONDAY, 9 p.m.
Doing Da Vinci
CHANNEL In this new six-episode
series, builders and engineers use only materials that were available 500 years
ago as they try to construct, for the first time, military vehicles and weapons
imagined by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).
HISTORY This episode, “The Last Crusaders,” chronicles
the heroic four-month resistance of 700 Hospitaller Knights of St. John of
Jerusalem and 5,400 Maltese and others, under Grand Master Jean Parisot de La
Valette, to the siege of Malta in 1565 by an Ottoman Turkish 48,000-man force.
When the Turks finally withdrew, they had lost more than 30,000 men; and only
600 of the original Catholic fighters were still able-bodied.
GARDEN TV In this episode, “A
Living Room Fit for the Whole Family,” celebrity interior designer Genevieve
Gorder meets the growing Hansen family and turns the living room in their aging
house into “a modern and child-friendly space.”
ABC, ESPN The best basketball of the year is on display in
the NBA’s playoffs, as the 16 top teams fight to advance in best-of-seven-game
rounds. This year’s initial contests are on ABC at 3 p.m. and ESPN at 8 p.m.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.