Weekly TV Picks
by Daniel J. Engler, Register Correspondent
Wednesday, Sep 27, 2006 11:00 AM
Familyland TV, 3:30 p.m.
in their careers, Pat O’Brien and Bette Davis starred in this 1932 movie drama
about a youth wrongly convicted of crime and sent to a cruelly run reformatory.
PBS, 10:30 p.m.
“Appalachian Tradition and Back Porch Music,” this 30-minute documentary tells
the story of Irish American musician Mary Jane Queen, 92, and her eight
children in western North Carolina’s
highlands. They discuss their family ties and values and their singing and
playing of mountain music derived from Irish, Scots and English traditions.
History Channel, 7 a.m.
stagecoaches carried mail and passengers from the 1820s to around 1915. The
Pony Express carried the U.S.
mail the 1,966 miles between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento,
Calif., from April 1860 through
October 1861. A re-air. Advisory: TV-PG.
of the Dead:
PBS, 8 p.m.
100 million murder victims to date include exiled Bulgarian journalist Georgi Markov, 49, slain in London in 1978. Formerly secret Bulgarian spy
files now enable experts to uncover Soviet KGB complicity, name the probable
assassin and identify the weapon as a ricin poison
pellet fired from the tip of an umbrella.
EWTN, 10 p.m.
film footage and interviews tell how Bishop Giuseppe Nicolini
and Father Aldo Brunacci, following secret orders
from Pope Pius XII, hid many Jews in the monasteries and convents of
EWTN, 8 p.m.
Greg and Jennifer Willits lead Rosary Army, a group that makes and gives away
all-twine, knotted Rosaries, one per family. The group distributes thousands of
these to military personnel, prisoners, hospital patients and others, and
offers online rosary-making workshops and videos.
PBS, 10 p.m.
four-part weekly series explores how to protect patients from medical mistakes
and infections and how to improve relationships between doctors, patients and
A&E, 6 p.m.
people booked onto United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, tell how they came to
miss the plane that day and thus avoid the fatal hijacking. Advisory: TV-PG.
Dan Engler writes