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BY Daniel J. Engler
All Times Eastern
Our Lady of Lourdes
the 150th anniversary of the first visit of Our Lady of Lourdes to 14-year-old
St. Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 with Mary’s Mountain (3 a.m., 6:30 p.m.), a
documentary about the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in
Emmitsburg, Md.; Meditations on Our Lady of Lourdes (3:30 a.m., 5:30 a.m.) with
Father Benedict Groeschel; Bernadette (5 a.m.), a documentary bio of Our Lady’s
chosen messenger; and Bernadette, Princess of Lourdes (4 p.m.), a CCC of
America animated video for children that tells the story with careful devotion
to the facts.
MONDAY, 9 p.m.
Cities of the
Underworld: Hitler’s Last Secret
Don Wildman hosts this look at Prague’s beneath-ground world, which includes
medieval castles’ dungeons, quarries where Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler might
have stored a powerful secret weapon and mines that the communists used as
slave labor camps for prisoners of conscience. Re-airs 2 p.m. Saturday.
Westminster Dog Show
USA NETWORK, CNBC
See the opening and closing nights of the 132nd annual show of the Westminster
Kennel Club in Madison Square Garden, New York. 2,627 dogs in all American
Kennel Club-recognized 169 breeds and varieties will compete. USA airs 8-9 p.m.
Monday and 8-11 p.m. Tuesday, and CNBC broadcasts 9-11 p.m. Monday.
TUESDAY, 8 p.m.
PBS This new
special uses first-time interviews with American astronauts and ex-Soviet
cosmonauts to uncover secrets about the military spying-in-space programs of
the USA (Manned Orbiting Laboratory) and the USSR (Almaz space stations).
THURSDAY, 9 p.m.
We Have 15 Children
Sue and Ian Povey of Swindon, Wiltshire, England, have eight girls and seven
boys in their six-bedroom home. Sue calls herself “a babyholic” who “loves
newborns.” She says, “Having lots of children actually makes it easier to
manage a family. There is always someone to play with, and everyone has got
their jobs to do.” Reporters call the household well-organized but full of fun
and even peacefulness.
SATURDAY, 5 p.m.
Technology reporters Marc Levenson and Cristina King cover the high-tech world
by displaying the latest products and interviewing their creators, all the way
from garage-based inventors to industry giants.
SATURDAY, 8 p.m.
It’s Me or the Dog:
Internationally known dog trainer Victoria Stilwell uses her four golden rules
of dog ownership as she teaches a mass training class at an open-air dog
festival. She uses positive, reward-based techniques and teaches owners to
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.