SUNDAY, April 11
Divine Mercy Sunday
EWTN, CATHOLICTV On April 30, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938) and designated the Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. Jesus had told St. Faustina, “I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to confession and receive holy Communion on the feast of my mercy.” EWTN will air the Mass and Celebration of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass., at 1pm and the drama The Last Appeal: Faustina, the Apostle of Mercy at 8pm. CatholicTV will air The Message of Divine Mercy; check website for time.
TUESDAY, April 13, 8pm
PBS This new installment, “Hunting the Edge of Space: The Ever-Expanding Universe,” describes the latest deep-space telescopes and explores scientists’ hopes for them.
THURSDAY, April 15, 8pm
Modern Marvels: Deliver It
HISTORY The efficiency and resourcefulness of private enterprise, from bicycle messengers to the huge UPS Worldport in Louisville, Ky., are on display as companies ship donor kidneys, wind turbine blades, priceless artifacts, yachts, thoroughbreds and more.
THURSDAY, April 15, 9pm
Secret History of the
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL This show probes Soviet spies’ theft of U.S. atomic secrets, the Chinese Communists’ nuclear program, and Mordechai Vanunu’s revelations about Israeli nuclear efforts. Advisory: TV-PG.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, April 17-18
Papal Visit to Malta
EWTN, CATHOLICTV Pope Benedict XVI visits the island nation of Malta for the 1,950th anniversary of St. Paul’s shipwreck there. He will visit the Grotto of St. Paul, say Mass in Floriana, and meet young people in Valletta. Check listings closer to the events.
SUNDAY, April 18, 8am
HISTORY At 8am, in “Deadline Delivery,” FedEx shippers race to get a life-saving radioactive pharmaceutical from China to a New York City hospital patient overnight. At 9am, “Concrete Countdown” follows 350 construction workers as they pour a concrete floor 700 feet up in 90 minutes. Advisory: TV-PG.
MONDAY, April 19, 9:30am, live
NBC On Patriot’s Day, world-class runners and 25,000 more entrants compete in the 114th Boston Marathon on a course that runs from Hopkinton to the Back Bay.
WEDNESDAY, April 21, 8pm
Through a Dog’s Eyes
PBS Jennifer Arnold, founder of the nonprofit Canine Assistants, trains service dogs and matches them with children and grown-ups who have a variety of disabilities.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.