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BY Daniel J. Engler
House Hunters: First Home
HOME & GARDEN TV
Families need homes and, in this episode, hostess Suzanne Whang helps Michael
and Cathy Roddy, parents of Ellie, 8, and Jessica, 6, look for a home in
Florida’s Ocoee-Winter Garden area. They seek a house that has office space, a
big garage and a nice back yard for the kids and their doggies.
Hands on History: Cable Cars
HISTORY Cable cars made
their debut in San Francisco on Aug. 2, 1873, and 40 of them still make their
fabled way around the City by the Bay. Series host Ron Hazelton pilots a cable
car, shows us the sights and supplies historical vignettes.
My Little Angels
EWTN This fun puppet
show presents solid Catholic truth in a happy package that’s just right for
kids. Father Francis, Mother Superior and her Sisters and their students,
puppets all, sing delightful songs about Jesus, Mary, the Eucharist, guardian
angels and much more. EWTN carries other excellent kids’ shows such as Hi
Lucy (loving God and the Catholic Faith), Big Al
(Gospel lessons), My Catholic Family
(parents tell kids about the saints) and Truth in the Heart
(Dominican sisters teach catechism).
CATHOLIC TV As we make
our pilgrimage toward eternity, our stops along the way can help bring us
closer to Jesus and Mary. In this series at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 5:30 p.m.
Fridays, host Kevin Nelson guides us to many a church and shrine.
3 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Pioneers of the Spirit: Ignatius
EWTN This film bio of
Basque-born St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) portrays his youth in the Spanish
court, his soldierly career, his deep conversion after being wounded, his
college studies, his asceticism, his holy companions such as fellow Basque St.
Francis Xavier, his founding of the Society of Jesus, his zeal for souls, his
service to the sick and outcast, his writing of the Spiritual
Exercises and his founding and direction of the first Jesuit
universities and missionary projects in Europe, India and the Orient.
Paula’s Home Cooking
FOOD NETWORK Friendly
hostess Paula Deen of Savannah, Georgia, whips up Southern favorites such as
BBQ pork sandwiches, corn fritters, deviled eggs and Kentucky pie.
HISTORY This two-hour
special uses Japanese historical records, archival film and exhibitions by
“present-day samurai” to explain the martial arts skills, self-discipline,
self-sacrifice, rituals and a certain harshness that constitute the Bushido
(code of the warrior). Advisory: TV-PG.
Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.