Arts & Entertainment
BY Daniel J. Engler
January 14-20, 2007 Issue | Posted 1/10/07 at 10:00 AM
SUNDAY, 8 p.m.
The Best of “Nature” — 25 Years
Lynn Sherr hosts this retrospective of a
quarter-century of outstanding documentaries on God’s innocent creatures. Some
of the “Nature” segments excerpted: “Cloud: Wild Stallion of the
SUNDAY, 8 p.m.
In the Womb: Multiples
National Geographic Channel This show uses remarkable 4D ultrasound to show us human babies living in the womb throughout all nine months of gestation, including twins, triplets and even a set of quadruplets. Advisory: Facts-of-life content.
MONDAY, 7 a.m.
The Real West: Trailblazers and Scouts
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
On Tuesdays at 12 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 p.m., Cardinal Francis Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and
the Discipline of the Sacraments, discusses his 2005 book, Divine
WEDNESDAY, 8 p.m.
PBS This new series examines recent technological advances, their possible potential and the moral dangers they raise. This premiere episode looks at an accident victim who can communicate by his thoughts, thanks to an electrode in his brain. Also, a neurophysiologist discusses nano-wiring being tested in animals’ brains. “Virtual co-hosts,” a visitor from the future and an actor portraying Brave New World author Aldous Huxley, provide pro and con views of technologies being developed or envisioned.
THURSDAY, 8 p.m., live
Life on the Rock
EWTN Tonight’s guest, pro-lifer Gianna Jessen, 29, begins her talks by saying, “I was aborted and did not die.” Despite having cerebral palsy and other harms from the saline abortion in 1977 that nearly took her life in the womb, she is a talented singer, has run marathons and fights abortion through appearances before Congress and the public.
FRIDAYS, 10:30 a.m.
Diabetes and You
Familyland TV Doctors and experts discuss diabetes’ dangers, diagnosis, psychological aspects, self-care and diet and exercise.
SATURDAY, 7 p.m.
Modern Marvels: Balls
History Channel People have used balls in games for several millennia. This show takes us to factories that make baseballs and footballs and also tours the national halls of fame of baseball and soccer. Advisory: TV-PG.
Dan Engler writes from
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