MONDAY, June 30, 10am

Mother Angelica Live Classics: Modesty

EWTN "Modesty protects the intimate center of the person. It means refusing to unveil what should remain hidden," the Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us (2521). In this program, Mother reminds us that we are temples of the Holy Spirit and our dress should reflect that truth. Re-airs at 7pm Saturday.

TUESDAY, July 1, 9pm

History Detectives Special Investigations

PBS "Civil War Sabotage?" probes the explosion and sinking of a steamboat on the Mississippi River just north of Memphis, Tenn., on the night of April 27, 1865. Of the 2,300 passengers, some 1,700 died; most of them were Union soldiers going home.

FRIDAY, July 4, 3:30am

Sanctity Within Reach: Pier Giorgio Frassati

EWTN Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901-1925) was a journalist, social activist and friend to poor people in Turin, Italy. In this 2009 program, Frassati USA founder Christine Wohar and Blessed Pier Giorgio’s niece, Wanda Gawronska, discuss his understanding that holiness is possible for everyone.

FRIDAY, July 4, various

Independence Day

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES, PBS Patriotic films will run from 6am into the night on TCM, including John Paul Jones (6:30am), Yankee Doodle Dandy (4:15pm), and, in a centennial commemoration of the start of World War I, Sergeant York (8pm), The Fighting 69th (10:30pm) and The Dawn Patrol (12:15am). Live at 8pm, PBS will air A Capitol Fourth from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, with the National Symphony Orchestra, military musical units, many entertainers and a special tribute for this year’s 200th anniversary of our national anthem.

FRIDAY, July 4, 12:10pm, live

Fortnight for Freedom Closing Mass

EWTN The U.S. bishops close this year’s "Fortnight for Freedom" national observance in defense of religious liberty with Mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Re-airs at midnight.

SATURDAY, July 5-SUNDAY, July 27, nightly

Tour de France 2014

NBC SPORTS NETWORK The 101st Tour de France bicycle competition commences on July 5 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, proceeds to France on July 8 and concludes on July 27 in Paris. Broadcast times to be determined.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, July 7-11, 6:30pm

Fields and Faith

EWTN In this five-part series, EWTN contributor Bob Dolan, brother of Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, interviews sports figures about their Catholic faith.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.