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BY Daniel J. Engler
All times eastern
SUNDAY, 8 p.m.
9/11: The Search for
Without believing them, this two-hour documentary probes the main conspiracy
theories about the terrorist attacks against the USA on Sept. 11, 2001. Experts
in aeronautics, engineering, the military and computers examine each theory.
SUNDAY, 8 p.m.
Nature: Holy Cow
PBS Cows have
been called the most successful domestic animal. This show tells us how they
got that way, how man has changed them throughout history and how they have
affected us. A re-air from 2004.
MONDAY, 7 a.m.
The Real West:
Westward Ho! The Wagon Train
Would you put your family and your belongings into a wooden, ox-drawn covered
wagon and set out to a new home halfway across a continent? In 18th- and
19th-century America, untold thousands of pioneers did just that. This is the
story of their lives, travels, hardships, adventures and perseverance.
TUESDAY, 10 p.m.
P.O.V.: A Family
PBS The 20th
century saw the rise of a professional mortuary industry, but high charges for
funerals have sparked a family home-funeral movement. This show follows several
families as they make final arrangements at home for their loved ones.
WEDNESDAY, 11:30 a.m.
The Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
FAMILYLAND TV On
Nov. 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII solemnly defined the Assumption as a dogma of the
faith. He proclaimed that “the ever-virgin Mary, having completed the earthly
course of her life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.” On the
Feast of the Assumption, this show dramatizes this wonderful mystery.
WEDNESDAY, 8 p.m.,
Father Mitch Pacwa’s guest, Ronda Chervin, is a professor of philosophy, a
prolific author and speaker and a convert, she says, from “a Jewish, though
atheistic, background.” Her topic tonight is “Widowhood.”
THURSDAY, 8 p.m.,
Life on the Rock
Father Francis Mary Stone’s guest, Joe Klecko, a former football Pro Bowl
defensive lineman with the New York Jets, is a speaker for Catholic Athletes
for Christ. One of his talks is, “Real Men Have Faith.”
THURSDAY, 10 p.m.
Adventure Lodges of
North America: Canadian Adventure Lodges
PBS Tour the King
Pacific Lodge in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, the Sundance
Lodge in Alberta and La Seigneurie du Triton, a fishing lodge in Quebec. A
re-air from 2006.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.