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BY Daniel J. Engler
SUNDAY, 1 p.m.
Alberto Cavalcanti directed this 1947 film retelling of a tale from 1839 by
novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870) in which a teacher and students try to
overcome unjust laws and mistreatment of abandoned children in England. Sir
Cedric Hardwicke stars in the title role, and Alfred Drayton and Sally Ann
Howes also appear.
SUNDAY, 9 p.m., 11 p.m.
Civil War Union General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) is called “the
first modern general” because of the scorched-earth warfare he unleashed on
civilians in Georgia and South Carolina in late 1864 and early 1865. His troops
destroyed railroads, commerce, crops and livestock, and stole or wiped out food
TUESDAY, 8 p.m.
Nova: Saved by the Sun
special examines efforts in the United States and Germany to revive enthusiasm
for using solar power as a source of energy for homes, businesses and even
entire communities. A thermal plant in the Mojave Desert powers steam turbines
that supply electricity to 150,000 homes. Government subsidies in both
countries fund some projects, but some economists doubt their long-term
feasibility. Scientists at the California Institute of Technology are working
on nanotechnology that might result in cheaper, more efficient harnessing of
THURSDAY, 8 p.m., live
Life on the Rock
Tonight’s episode, “Catholicism
in the Major Leagues,” spotlights Catholic baseball players, managers and
coaches and their efforts on behalf of the faith.
THURSDAY, 9 p.m.
Mega Movers: B-25
CHANNEL Remembering the wartime
service and sacrifices of our military personnel is a noble cause. Some
Americans express it by recovering and restoring the craft in which our
personnel have perished. This show documents a private group’s retrieval of a
B-25C bomber that crashed in Lake Murray, S.C., in 1943.
FRIDAY, 5:30 a.m.
One in Their
Hearts: Sacrifice for Reparation
EWTN St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) was always
joyful despite her years of painful afflictions and the persecution she
underwent. She received the stigmata inwardly in 1375. Later, beset by illness,
she asked Jesus to accept her sufferings in reparation for the sins of all
mankind and to foster renewal and unity in the Church.
SATURDAY, 9 p.m.
NETWORK When spring arrives,
American families flock to stadiums to enjoy their beloved baseball — and to
savor ballpark food. Popular TV cook Rachael Ray samples sausages at Fenway
Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, tries crab at a minor league park in Maryland
and enjoys treats at a pre-All-Star Game gala. A re-air from 2005.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.