Weekly TV Picks
Daniel J. Engler reads the TV schedule and finds what fits for Catholics.
by Dan Engler, Register Correspondent
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2006 10:00 AM
ABC, 8 p.m.
Pennington, his team and volunteers and Hubbell Homes of Des Moines go to Tama
County, Iowa, to rebuild the burned-down farmhouse of Shawn and Amy Kibe and their three sons, who were about to lose even
their temporary post-fire shelter.
PBS, 8 p.m.
The residents of our 50th state
live among scenic natural wonders such as the lava-spewing Kilauea volcano,
Diamond Head (another volcano), the wave-splashed Pe’ahi
coastline of Maui and towering Mauna Kea and
its occasional blizzards.
PBS, 9 p.m.
After a terrible yellow fever epidemic
in 1878 in the South, doctors intensified their efforts to find the cause of
the scourge. Maj. Walter Reed’s U.S. Yellow Fever Board in Havana in 1900 agreed with Cuban scientist
Carlos Finlay that mosquitoes were to blame. Maj.
Jesse Lazear, 34, died after letting an infected
mosquito bite him.
Story of Escape,
PBS, 10 p.m.
In this documentary, Bill Grosvenor, 85, a U.S. P-47 Thunderbolt pilot in World War
II, reunites with the surviving Belgian civilian resistance fighters and
families who risked their lives daily to save him and other pilots from the
Gestapo — and the film crew excavates Grosvenor’s
plane from the field where it crashed in 1943.
EWTN, 8 p.m.
In this previously aired show,
beloved Mother Angelica gives us the story of the real Halloween: It is
Catholic and holy — All Hallows’ Eve, the night before All Saints’ Day.
History Channel, 8 p.m.
A team of engineers, designers,
writers and “visionaries” in New York
City has 48 hours to create equipment and methods for
firefighting and rescue in skyscrapers.
PBS, 10 p.m.
Filmed in and around Vienna, this show tells
the life story of Ludwig von Beethoven (1770-1827) and the “Eroica”
symphony he composed after his hearing began to fail.
Footsteps of Mother Caterina Troiani
EWTN, 3 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Blessed Mother Mary Catherine
(1813-1887) founded the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart
of Mary and began a mission in Egypt
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.