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FAMILYLAND TV On Sundays and Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. and Mondays at 1:30 p.m., speakers explain and defend Catholic truths and offer pro-family wisdom.


Critter Gitters

FAMILYLAND TV At 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays, kids team up with two veterinarians to find and rescue little animal friends.

MONDAY, 9 p.m.

Cities of the Underworld: Washington, D.C., Seat of Power

HISTORY CHANNEL Tour the little-known office floors, tunnels, bunkers and defensive structures that lie beneath the White House, Capitol Building and other government buildings and monuments in our Nation’s Capital. Advisory: TV-PG.

TUESDAY, 9 a.m.

Dogs With Jobs

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL At 9 a.m., canine Marty leads performances by dogs rescued from shelters, a shepherd mix pulls a teenager’s wheelchair and an Akita learns to obey. At 9:30 a.m., an Akita works at a hospital and a grade school, a German shepherd fights crime and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel adopts bunnies. TV-G.


Pope Benedict XVI Visits the USA

EWTN On Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., the Vicar of Christ will arrive at Andrews AFB and greet Catholic officials and President and Mrs. Bush. On Wednesday at 10 a.m., the president will host the Holy Father at a welcoming ceremony and private meeting. That same day at 5:30 p.m., His Holiness will pray with our bishops and speak at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in D.C.

On Thursday at 9:30 a.m., the Pope will celebrate Mass at Nationals Stadium in D.C. At 4:30 p.m., he will address Catholic university officials at The Catholic University of America; and at 6 p.m. he will pray with religious leaders at the John Paul II Cultural Center in D.C. On Friday at 9:30 a.m., Benedict will arrive at JFK International Airport in New York City. At 10:30 a.m., he will address the U.N.; and at 5:30 p.m., he will pray with leaders of other Christian denominations at St. Joseph’s in Manhattan.

On Saturday at 9 a.m., His Holiness will say Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral; at 4 p.m., he will pray with and address young people.


The Truth about Cancer

PBS This 90-minute documentary and half-hour panel discussion look at the stories of cancer patients, their relatives and medical professionals and researchers to assess where we are in the battle against cancer.

FRIDAY, 5 p.m.

25 Biggest Decorating Mistakes

HOME & GARDEN TV Interior designers list décor mistakes and how to correct them.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.