National Catholic Register

Arts & Entertainment

TV Picks April 26 - May 3, 2008

BY Daniel J. Engler

April 27-May 3, 2008 Issue | Posted 4/22/08 at 3:40 PM


All Times Eastern

DAILY, noon

Family Rosary and Mass

FAMILYLAND TV “After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary,” the Blessed Mother told Dominican Father Blessed Alan de la Roche in 1460. Tune in to Family Rosary with Sacred Scripture at noon and to Mass at 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY, 9 p.m.

Cities of the Underworld: Katrina Underground

HISTORY CHANNEL The Atlantic-formed Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and much of the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, killing 1,836 people and causing $81.2 billion in property damage. This show charts the recovery in New Orleans and assesses the city’s chances if another big hurricane strikes. Advisory: TV-PG.

MONDAY, 8 p.m.

The Journey Home

EWTN Host Marcus Grodi, founder and president of the Coming Home Network International, is an ex-Presbyterian minister whose search for how to know the truth led him into the Church. His guest tonight is Bruce Fingerhut, a convert from Judaism.

TUESDAY, 8 p.m.

Nova: Sinking the Supership

PBS In April 1945, the Japanese navy sent the huge battleship Yamato and its crew of 3,000 on a suicide mission to attack the U.S. fleet that was imperiling Japanese forces on the strategic island of Okinawa. But U.S. dive bombers sank the Yamato in the East China Sea. This show uses computer-generated images, film of the wreck today and interviews with Japanese and American veterans of the battle. A re-air from 2005.

FRIDAY, 6:30 a.m.

Knitty Gritty

HOME & GARDEN TV Hostess Vickie Howell’s guest, Twists and Turns newsletter editor Janet Szabo, displays her expertise in the history and techniques of traditional Aran Islands Irish knitting and then makes an afghan instead of a typical Aran sweater.

SATURDAY, all day

Wedding Shows

FOOD NETWORK With the “marrying” seasons of spring and summer upon us, enjoy matrimonial-themed shows such as Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello: How I Catered My Own Wedding at 7 a.m., Paula’s Home Cooking: Engagement Brunch at 10 a.m., Down Home with the Neelys: Courting Pat at 11 a.m., Throwdown with Bobby Flay: Wedding Cake at 4 p.m., Food Network Challenge wedding and engagement cake shows at 6, 7, 9 and 10 p.m. and Fantasy Weddings at 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, 4 p.m.

Kentucky Derby

NBC Coverage begins with interviews at pre-race parties, followed by in-depth looks at this year’s equine entrants and, at 6:05 p.m., post time on the track at Churchill Downs in Louisville for this 134th running of America’s most storied horse race.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.