SUNDAY, Aug. 10, 2:30pm
Catholic Aid to Syria’s Refugees
EWTN
In this 2014 documentary, Italian filmmaker Elisabetta Valgiusti focuses on the many Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq and on the crucial aid that Caritas International provides them. Advisory: TV-14.

TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 8, 9 and 10pm
Chasing Shackleton
PBS
In three 60-minute segments, this documentary follows Tim Jarvis and his team as they re-created, in 2013, the desperate 800-mile voyage of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) and his crewmen in 1916. A re-airing from January.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, Aug. 14-18
Pope Francis Visits South Korea
EWTN
Pope Francis will address young people in Daejeon at the sixth annual Asian Youth Day. He will meet with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, receive relatives of the victims of this past April’s Sewol ferry disaster and visit a Catholic charismatic shelter for poor and homeless people. On Aug. 15, he will celebrate Mass for the feast of the Assumption. On Aug. 16, he will celebrate a beatification Mass for 124 Korean martyrs. On Aug. 18, he will say Mass in Seoul’s Myeong-dong Cathedral for reconciliation and peace. Check EWTN.com for times.

FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 8am
Mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
EWTN
The Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word will celebrate Mass at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, Ala. Re-airings at 6:30pm and midnight.

SATURDAY, Aug. 16, 10 and 10:30pm
Too Cute: Pint-Sized
ANIMAL PLANET
Premiering tonight, this series will present brand-new kittens and puppies in all their cuteness. Advisory: TV-PG.

SUNDAY, Aug. 17, 1am
EWTN Fall Preview
EWTN
EWTN President and COO Doug Keck previews EWTN’s new fall 2014 shows. Re-airs at 5am Tuesday, 2:30pm Wednesday, 10pm Thursday and 5:30pm Saturday.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, Aug. 18-22, 3am, 6:30pm
Be a Man: Take Courage and Be a Man Who Lives as a Beloved Son
EWTN
Father Larry Richards of the Diocese of Erie, Pa., preaches about Jesus’ public ministry and its meaning for today’s men.

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 9pm
Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014
PBS
In the gardens of the Schönbrunn Palace, a celebration of the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss.

SATURDAY, Aug. 23, 9 and 10am and 1, 2 and 4pm
EWTN Family Celebration
EWTN
Held Aug. 16-17 in Birmingham, Ala., featured speakers were Fathers Timothy Gallagher, Robert Barron, Larry Richards and Mitch Pacwa and EWTN CEO Michael Warsaw, plus TV hosts Johnnette Benkovic and Joanna Bogle. Concludes Sunday, Aug. 24.

SATURDAY, Aug. 23, 12:30 and 3:30pm, live
2014 Little League World Series Semifinals
ABC
Today’s games will determine which two teams will play in the World Series Championship game on Sunday, Aug. 24.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California
.