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BY Daniel J. Engler
All Times Eastern
SUNDAY, 1 p.m.
Great Performances at
the Met: Romeo et Juliette
PBS French tenor
Robert Alagna and Russian soprano Anna Netrebko have the title roles in this
December 2007 staging of Charles Gounod’s 1867 operatic adaptation of
Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. Sung in French with English subtitles. HD
SUNDAY, 1:30 p.m.
Dialogue of Francis
Father Robert Hutmacher composed this oratorio to tell the story of the visit of
St. Francis and St. Clare after St. Francis received the stigmata in the midst
of a 40-day fast on Mount Alverna in 1224.
SUNDAY, 8 p.m.
Ancient Egypt is always one of TV execs’ favorite themes — and audience
magnets. The first of tonight’s two back-to-back, hour-long episodes spells out
10 major advances in Egyptian civilization, and the second episode examines
causes of a regime collapse in Egypt four millennia ago. Advisory: TV-PG.
MONDAY, 8 p.m.
The Journey Home
EWTN Host Marcus
Grodi’s guest, Rosalind Moss, 65, is a convert from Judaism and evangelical
Protestantism. She is also a staff apologist with Catholic Answers, and a TV
and radio hostess for EWTN. She announced in February that, with the permission
of St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke, she is founding a community of sisters:
the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope. They will wear floor-length
habits and hand out baskets of Catholic religious articles in St. Louis
TUESDAY, 8 p.m.
Nova: Cracking the
PBS This is an
in-depth study of archaeologists’ long and ultimately successful quest to
decipher the glyphs that made up the intricate writing system of the
prehistoric Maya Indians in southern Mexico and Central America. The surviving
Maya writings focus on planetary movements, “divine” rule, blood sacrifices,
wars and power struggles. Decoders are linking glyphs to current Mayas’ spoken
language. Advisory: TV-PG.
TUESDAY, 9 p.m.
The Universe: Wildest
Weather in the Cosmos
Scientists are discovering fascinating extremes on our solar system’s planets
and moons. Advisory: TV-PG.
THURSDAY, 9 p.m.
Divine Design: Cozy
HOME & GARDEN TV
Designer Candice Olson turns a basement into a family room.
SATURDAY, 7 a.m.
Little League Tailgate
Treat your kids after their next big baseball game to yummy hot dogs, chips,
potato-tomato salad, apple and blueberry pies and lemon-grape coolers.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.