SUNDAY, 8 a.m.

Catholic TV Kids Club

CATHOLICTV This varied slate of shows for little ones includes cartoon stories of the Bible and of Catholic saints and heroes, as well as programs about our Catholic faith.


SUNDAY, 8 p.m.

Extreme Makeover:

Home Edition

ABC The crew, builders and volunteers construct a new home in Beavercreek, Ohio, for Paralympics gold medalist James Terpenning and his family. Stricken by polio and abandoned by his G.I. father during the Vietnam War, Terpenning was airlifted to America and adopted here. A civilian Air Force employee, he competes in wheelchair sports, counsels Iraq War vets and is a motivational speaker.


MONDAY, 8 p.m.

Jesse James’ Hidden Treasure

HISTORY Experts search for a treasure supposedly left behind by the notorious bandit Jesse James (1847-1882). They believe that he intended to give his ill-gotten gains to a secret society. Advisory: TV-PG.


TUESDAY, 8 p.m.

America’s Wild Spaces:

Appalachian Trail

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL The Appalachian National Scenic Trail stretches 2,178 miles from the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia to Katahdin, Maine. Scientists analyze its five distinct regions. Advisory: TV-PG.


TUESDAY, 8 p.m.

James May on the Moon

BBC AMERICA TV host James May engages in astronaut training, takes virtual space vehicle rides, meets astronaut moonwalkers and uses computer-generated imaging to “join” the historic Apollo missions and “place” himself on the lunar surface.


WEDNESDAY, 8 p.m.

EWTN Live

EWTN Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa’s guests, James and Kathleen Littleton of Tinley Park, Ill., have 14 living children, ages 1 to 22, and five who died before birth. They expose artificial contraception and its lies and describe the blessings of a large family.


WEDNESDAY, 9 p.m.

POV: The Way We Get By

PBS On Veterans Day, this new special follows three elderly Americans who are among the volunteers on call at all hours to greet and thank U.S. troops in transit at the airport in Bangor, Maine, as they go to or return from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The three seniors battle illness, aging and sadness as they reach out to serve others in need.


FRIDAY, noon

Titanic: How It Really Sank

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL This new documentary argues that design flaws, human error and just plain misfortune caused the ocean liner Titanic to hit the iceberg and sink in the North Atlantic in 1912. Modern technology allows viewers to survey the wreck. TV-G.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.