These fun shows’ multi-talented,
athletic co-hosts — seventh-grader Brittney and middle-schooler
Matt — visit zoos, museums, aquariums, a sea camp and a dolphin academy. Airing
Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Dawn of America
EWTN, 10 p.m.
Tonight’s EWTN Global Showcase
presentation is “Dawn of America,” a 1952 film that dramatizes the first voyage
of Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) and his Catholic motivations. Re-airs Oct.
10 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 4 a.m.
EWTN, 8 p.m.
Founded by Joseph Smith in New York state in 1830,
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints continues to lure Catholics
away from the faith. Mormons claim to be Christian even though they reject
Christ’s divinity, the Trinity, the Bible, the Creed and more. Marcus Grodi’s guest tonight is Gene Fadness,
a convert from Mormonism.
PBS, 8 p.m.
In 1965, Yale University
unveiled the Vinland Map, with its portrayal of a
North American island, and claimed it dated from ca. 1440. This show suggests
the map is a fake and probes the book dealer who came up with it in 1957. A
re-air from 2005.
PBS, 10 p.m.
Great Performances inaugurates its
34th season with this 90-minute show in the famed New York City venue. Franz Wesler-Most conducts the Cleveland Orchestra, Leif Ove Andsness plays Mozart’s Piano
Concerto No. 17, bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff sings
from Mahler’s “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”
and we hear Franz von Suppe’s thrilling “Light
Cavalry Overture” and the music of Johann Strauss. Taping was set for Oct.. 4.
It Come From?
The Modern Stadium
History Channel, 8 p.m.
There is nothing new under the
sun, the Book of Ecclesiastes tells us. London’s
new Wembley Stadium bears that out, inasmuch as the Colosseum in Rome
had many of its same “modernistic” features 1,900 years ago.
EWTN, 8 p.m.
This hour-long Irish documentary,
based on the late Sister Lucia’s book, “Calls”
from the Message of Fatima (2000), tells the story of Fatima
for Catholic youth today. It includes film of her funeral in 2005 and that of
Pope John Paul II; details Our Lady’s visits to Lucia and her cousins Jacinta
and Francisco Marto in Portugal in 1917, including
the miracle of the sun; relays Mary’s message of prayer and penance; and
chronicles historical events She foretold, including the rise and fall of
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.