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BY Daniel J. Engler
SUNDAY, 8 p.m.
Earth: Shallow Seas
CHANNEL Coral reefs and rich
fishing grounds abound in the shallow seas above the continental shelves.
8 p.m., 11 p.m.
Sunken Warships: Torpedo Alley
CHANNEL A little-known World War
II fact: For six months in 1942, unopposed German submarines sank hundreds of
freighters and tanker ships, most of them U.S., off the East Coast, especially
around Cape Hatteras, N.C. Undersea explorers are now probing some of the
wrecks. Advisory: TV-PG.
LIFETIME Alejandro Monteverde directed and co-wrote this
2006 film, a touching, upbeat pro-life story about having the goodness and
decency to help when someone needs it most. Pro-life, Catholic filmmaker-actor
Eduardo Verástegui stars as José, an ex-soccer star who befriends just-fired
and newly expecting waitress Nina (Tammy Blanchard), and then seeks to help her
choose life for her baby. USCCB rating A-II (adults, adolescents), MPAA PG-13
(parents strongly cautioned).
MONDAY, 9 p.m., midnight
CHANNEL In November 2005, the
decommissioned frigate HMNZS Wellington was sunk off its namesake city, which is also
New Zealand’s capital, to become an artificial reef. This documentary charts the
prepping and sinking of the ship. Re-airs 4 p.m. Tuesday.
TUESDAY, 9 p.m.
MAJOR NETWORKS At Belmont University in Nashville,
Tenn., Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama will stage a town hall
debate. They will provide two-minute answers to questions from the audience and
the Internet and then give one-minute responses to each other’s answers.
WEDNESDAY, 8 p.m.
EWTN Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa interviews Dr. Vincent Fortanasce, a
neurologist, psychiatrist and pro-life bioethicist at the University of
Southern California, whose patients have included Pope John Paul II.
PLANET This premiere kicks off a
series of nine episodes that focus on six dog breeds.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.