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BY Daniel J. Engler
All times eastern
SUNDAY, 9:30 a.m.
EWTN Pope Paul VI
promulgated Lumen Gentium (Light of the Nations), Vatican II’s Dogmatic
Constitution on the Church, on Nov. 21, 1964. Host Doug Keck interviews Dominican
Father Brian Mullady about his book Light of the Nations, which explains the
document, its relevance and the Church’s teaching authority.
SUNDAY, 8 p.m.
How the Earth Was
“God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good,” the Book of
Genesis tells us. This special uses computer-generated images and accounts of
scientific breakthroughs to discuss Earth’s geologic history, including the
formation of the continents, the ratio of land to water and more. Advisory: TV-PG.
MONDAY, 7:30 p.m.,
SKY ANGEL Eagle
Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly, Bobby Schindler of Terri’s Fight, Don Wildmon
of the American Family Association and others will ask questions that matter to
“values voters.” Seven Republican hopefuls will attend. Debate organizers say,
“Every Democratic candidate declined the invitation for a similar debate the
MONDAY, 9 p.m.
Most Honorable Son
Japanese-American Ben Kuroki, 90, served in World War II as a gunner on B-24
bombers in North Africa and Europe and on B-29s over Japan. In between his 58
aerial missions, he addressed San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club in 1943 to
denounce the racism behind the internment of West Coast Japanese-Americans and
he encouraged internees to cooperate with the military draft. Advisory: TV-PG.
TUESDAY, 8 p.m.
New York Philharmonic
Opening Night Gala
PBS In this
two-hour Live from Lincoln Center telecast, famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the New
York Philharmonic under Lorin Maazel team up for an all-Dvorak concert.
WEDNESDAY, 8 p.m.
Seeing in the Dark
PBS This Timothy
Ferris documentary profiles amateur stargazers who use inexpensive
computer-controlled telescopes, sensitive digital cameras and Internet
resources to capture spectacular images within and far outside our galaxy.
FRIDAY, 8 p.m.
Marie Bellet in
FAMILYLAND TV In
this 90-minute concert, Catholic singer-songwriter Marie Bellet, proud mom of
nine, illustrates her conviction that “To make sacrifices for marriage and
children … is the noblest thing we can do.”
SATURDAY, 8 p.m.
Revolution in Boston:
A Save Our History Special
Boston’s Old State House, built in 1713, became a center for the Independence
movement and its African Meeting House (1804) a hub for anti-slavery
abolitionists. Advisory: TV-PG.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.