National Catholic Register

Arts & Entertainment

TV Picks March 23-29, 2008

BY Daniel J. Engler

March 23-29, 2008 Issue | Posted 3/18/08 at 3:35 PM

 

All Times Eastern


SUNDAY, all day

Easter Sunday

EWTN “He has risen; he is not here,” the angel told the holy women. From 3 a.m. (The Great Mr. Handel) to 10 p.m. (Triumphant Hour), look for programming that celebrates the First Easter. Pope Benedict XVI’s Solemn Mass is live at 5:30 a.m., followed by his message and blessing Urbi et Orbi (to the city and the world) at 7 a.m. Other highlights: Father George Rutler’s Stories of Hymns at 10 a.m., Diane Bish’s Joy of Music at 2:30 p.m. and Gospel of Mark II: Why Is Life Different after Jesus’ Resurrection? at 5 p.m.


MONDAY, 8 p.m.

Modern Marvels: Bread

HISTORY CHANNEL This show is about our daily bread, the staff of life, a fundamental source of nutrition worldwide and through the millennia. We see people in every culture using multiple ingredients to bake bread in its many varieties. Advisory: TV-PG.


MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS

The One True Faith

FAMILYLAND TV On Mondays at 11 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Michael Voris calls his evangelizing series “the most disturbing hour on television, because we talk about where you are going to spend eternity.” He defends, as he says, “the only Church which can claim the fullness of Truth and to be founded personally by Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity and God-in-the-Flesh.” All-new episodes.


TUESDAY, 8 p.m.

Nova: Bone Diggers

PBS In the barren, limestone Nullarbor Plain in southwestern Australia, researchers make the first descent into a cave untouched for millennia. They find well-preserved skeletons of ancient large mammals, including carnivores.


THURSDAY, 9 p.m.

Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals

ANIMAL PLANET Host Chris Rose presents videos of animals setting world records. Also, in an onstage event, handlers help animals try to set new records. TV-G.


FRIDAY, 7 a.m.

Save Our History: Civil War Battlefields

HISTORY CHANNEL Historic preservation groups are purchasing land on and near Civil War battle sites to safeguard them as shrines to those who fell there. Advisory: TV-PG.


FRIDAY, 10:30 a.m.

Homes Across America

HOME & GARDEN TV Tour a new beachfront house in Florida’s panhandle, a new Irish-inspired cottage in Alabama and a renovated 1950s southern California home.


SATURDAY, 7 p.m.

Treats of the Trade: Candy

FOOD NETWORK Did you give up candy for Lent? Now that we’re in Easter Week, you can safely watch this special about candymakers’ factories, conventions and contests.


Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.