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BY Daniel J. Engler
P. Allen Smith Gardens
CATHOLIC FAMILYLAND At
1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, these
half-hour shows present how-to garden projects, interviews with expert
gardeners, from-the-garden recipes, and garden decorating and travel ideas.
Into Great Silence
EWTN German filmmaker
Philip Groning’s three-hour documentary from 2007 uses no narration and limited
dialogue (which includes Latin as well as English) as it observes the
cloistered Carthusian monks in their daily life of work, prayer and intimacy
with God at the Monastery of the Grand Chartreuse in the French Alps.
3 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Angels of the Arctic Circle
EWTN Agnieszka Dzieduszycka directed this 1999
documentary about the Carmelite monastery in Tromso, Norway, inside the Arctic
Circle. Invited by the local bishop, the sisters have become a spiritual beacon
to their neighbors, mostly Protestants and nonbelievers, as they pray to reduce
the number of babies aborted in the area.
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie
ABC The late Charles
Schulz’s “Peanuts” comic-strip characters are the stars of this 1966 animated
special as Linus expects a Halloween visit to the pumpkin patch from his
imaginary “Great Pumpkin.” A bonus “Peanuts” cartoon short follows.
WEDNESDAY, 8 p.m.
A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway
PBS This hour-long
documentary by Rick Sebak traces the U.S.A.’s first transcontinental highway,
completed in 1913, from New York City to San Francisco. We learn about the
highway’s construction and a few re-routings, and we visit with current locals
at stops along the way, such as Mount Vernon, Iowa, Grand Island, Neb., and
FRIDAY, 10:30 a.m., live
Cooking With the Saints
CATHOLICTV Join cooking
expert Barbara Riley in her “heavenly” kitchen. Re-airs 8 p.m. Friday and 6
Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.