All Times Eastern
SUNDAY, Sept. 9, 7pm
Scanning the Skies: The Discovery Channel Telescope
The new Discovery Channel Telescope at the Lowell Observatory near Flagstaff, Ariz., will perform astronomy research for universities and supply content online for interactive study in classrooms.
SUNDAY, Sept. 9, 9pm
Great Barrier Reef
This new two-hour special films the unusual creatures that inhabit the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea off Australia’s northeastern coast. The cameras also capture the scenic beauty of the 1,600-mile-long reef system.
SUNDAY, Sept. 9, 11pm
America’s Book of Secrets: Presidential Transports
This episode inspects Air Force One, Marine One, the presidential limousine and the presidential bus. Advisory: TV-PG.
MONDAY-THURSDAY, Sept. 10-13, 6:30pm nightly
Footprints in the Wilderness
Follow Father William Breault in this four-part documentary, dedicated to eight French Jesuit missionaries who arrived in the New World in the 1600s, for a story of dedication, sacrifice and martyrdom. Filmed on location in France, Canada and the United States.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 8pm
Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa’s guests are Dr. Manuel and Adriana Gonzalez of Catholics Called to Witness, which promotes religious liberty, protection of everyone’s life at all stages, the family’s natural structure and parents’ right to educate their children. The group’s video, Test of Fire, which focuses on the essentials in Catholic voting, airs on EWTN.
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 3am and 6:30pm
William M. Carrigan, Witness and Friend of Padre Pio
This 2003 special tells the life story of William Carrigan, who brought American GIs to St. Padre Pio in World War II and who later made Padre Pio known in the U.S.
SATURDAY, Sept. 22, 9 and 10am; 1 and 4pm
EWTN Family Celebration
At 9am, see the Morning Session from EWTN’s recent gathering in Phoenix. At 10am is a talk by Father Mitch Pacwa. At 1pm is a special Religious Liberty Roundtable Discussion; and at 4pm is a 90-minute episode of Life on the Rock, with hosts Father Mark Mary and Doug Barry, the Desert Nuns and others. (The other talks from the weekend will continue to be aired on Sunday, Sept. 23.)
SATURDAY, Sept. 22, 11am
EWTN Yesterday and Today
This special tells the life story of Mother Angelica and relates the history of the EWTN Global Catholic Network, which she founded on the feast of the Assumption 1981.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.