Weekly TV Picks
by Dan Engler, Register Correspondent
Monday, Aug 21, 2006 9:00 AM
Breakfast with the Arts
A&E, 8 a.m.
Hostess Karina Huber visits the
beautiful Grimaldi Forum, home of the Monte Carlo
Philharmonic, as well as New York City’s
five “Wonder Theatre” movie palaces. She also profiles singer Emmylou Harris
and others. Advisory: TV-PG.
Peace of Heart Forum:
Gift and Mystery
Familyland TV, 10 a.m.
“‘Before I formed
you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I
appointed you a prophet to the nations’ (Jeremiah 1:5). These inspired words
cannot fail to move deeply the heart of every priest.” So wrote Pope John Paul
II in Gift and Mystery, the story of
his vocation that he penned in 1996 for the 50th anniversary of his ordination.
In this series, which will air Fridays at 10 a.m., Cardinal Francis Arinze discusses the late Holy Father’s priesthood.
Elk in America
Discovery Channel, 11 a.m.
God’s gifts to man include wild animals. Elk (Cervus Canadensis), or wapiti, whose antlers
can span more than 5 feet, have made a comeback in the Rocky
The Story of Knock
EWTN, 3 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
On the rainy evening of Aug. 21, 1879, Mary, Queen of
Ireland, visited tiny Knock, County Mayo, along with St. Joseph
and St. John
the Evangelist. In a time of distress for Ireland, they conveyed comfort and
hope by their silent presence.
Lost Worlds: Jesus’
History Channel, 9 p.m.
This show discusses archaeological finds and uses
computer images as it speculates about the layout and appearance of Jerusalem when the
Messiah walked its streets. Advisory: TV-PG.
History Channel, 8 p.m.
Some ancient weapons systems were highly lethal. This
show explores the deadly ingenuity of ancient inventors, mathematicians and
engineers. Advisory: TV-PG.
Life on the Rock
EWTN, 8 p.m., live
Father Francis Mary’s guest, pitcher Jeff Suppan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball club, attended
the Holy See’s first seminar on sports and Christian
commitment last fall.
A Cemetery Special
PBS, 9 p.m.
spooky or scary in this program,” says producer Rick Sebak.
He hopes this show about mainly 19th-century cemeteries will remind viewers
that life is short and that we should visit the graves of our relatives,
friends and forebears. A re-air.
Santa Barbara, California.