SUNDAYS, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, 8pm, live
Sunday Night Prime
EWTN On Sept. 22, Father Andrew Apostoli will host John Moreno, founder of Catholic Lay Preachers, who urges Catholics to tell everyone that the faith is "a pearl of great price that makes life better." On Sept. 29, guest Blythe Kaufman, founder of The Children’s Rosary, will explain how children’s Rosary groups sanctify families and parishes. The shows re-air at 2 and 9am Mondays.
MONDAY, Sept. 23, 10pm
POV: Best Kept Secret
PBS This new documentary follows Janet Mino, a special education teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Newark, N.J., as she works with her severely autistic minority students and their families to prepare the young men for life after graduation.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 9:30pm
The War of the Vendee
EWTN Catholic youngsters, many of them home-schoolers, play all the roles in this fact-based drama about the war for religious liberty that heroic Catholics in western France’s Vendee region fought against the atheistic French Revolution, 1793-1796. The French Revolutionaries won only by committing genocide that took the lives of 190,000, including civilians. Advisory: TV-G (battles but no blood). Re-airs 8pm Saturday.
SATURDAY, Sept. 28, 9pm
Too Cute! Where Are They Now?
ANIMAL PLANET "The following program contains material that is just too cute," reads the "viewer discretion" advisory for this series about puppies and kitties. This episode follows the grown-up furry "stars" in their new adoptive homes.
TUESDAY-FRIDAY, Oct. 1-4, 3am, 6:30pm
St. Francis of Assisi
EWTN On Tuesday, Restoration of the Basilica of St. Francis chronicles repairs after the 1997 earthquake in Italy. On Wednesday, the Writings of St. Francis of Assisi studies the saint’s words. On Thursday, Le Celle: A Franciscan Sanctuary tours a hermitage that St. Francis (1182-1226) founded in 1211. On Friday, the docudrama Lives of the Saints: St. Francis of Assisi bios St. Francis.
FRIDAY, Oct. 4, live
Pope Francis Visits Assisi
EWTN Watch as the Holy Father makes a one-day pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy, the home of St. Francis, where he will celebrate Mass on Francis’ feast day in St. Francis Square and pray at the saint’s tomb and other holy sites.
FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 10am, live
11th Annual Worldwide Children’s Holy Hour
EWTN On the First Friday of October, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, 4,000 children will adore Jesus, pray the Rosary and entrust themselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Kids in more than 140 lands will join in as they watch EWTN at school and at their parish churches.
SATURDAY, Oct. 5, 4pm
Martha Stewart’s Cooking School: Eggs
PBS Celebrity chef Martha Stewart demonstrates every way ever hatched to cook eggs.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.