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TV Picks 05.31.2009

BY Daniel J. Engler

May 31-June 6, 2009 Issue | Posted 5/22/09 at 1:17 PM

 

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June Pledge Shows

PBS Check your local listings for these specials and more. In America's Home Cooking: Easy Recipes for Thrifty Cooking, Chris Fennimore uses "Grandma's kitchen wisdom" to prepare budget-friendly meals. In Josh Groban: An Evening in New York City, the singer performs "Alla Luce del Sole," "You Are Loved (Don"t Give Up)," and other hits. In The Big Band Years, Peter Marshall observes the 65th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944) by showing performances of the "swing" bands and singers our troops loved. In Magic Moments: The Best of '50s Pop, Pat Boone and Phyllis McGuire show hits by Perry Como, Patti Page, and many more.

SUNDAYS, 11:30 a.m.

Weekly Papal Audience Re-Aired

CATHOLICTV Pope Benedict XVI was to hold his usual St. Peter's Square audience May 27 and is set to hold one every week in June and on July 1 and 8.

SUNDAY, 2 p.m.

The Louisville Chorus: In
Exaltation

EWTN Founded in 1939 by Father Joseph Emrich as the Holy Name Band and Choral Club, the Louisville (Ky.) Chorus has a repertoire of choral masterworks that includes hymns, pops, kids-oriented, Broadway and bluegrass. This concert takes place in historic St. Martin of Tours Church in Louisville.

MONDAY, 8 p.m.

Antiques Roadshow

PBS Among the valuables appraised in this episode are 20th-century pottery pieces, samurai swords brought to America in 1898, 19th-century journals from a North Dakota country store and a Bennington pottery lion. Re-airs
9 p.m. Thursday.

WEDNESDAY, 7 p.m.

Purgatory

FAMILYLAND TV This series provides Catholic truth about purgatory, prayer, penance for our sins, and our membership in the communion of saints.

THURSDAY, 8 p.m.

Ultimate Factories: UPS

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
CHANNEL
This series visits factories and businesses' command centers. Tonight's focus is the United Parcel Service of America, which delivers 4 billion packages a year worldwide.

THURSDAY, 8 p.m.

Life on the Rock

EWTN Co-hosts Father Mark Mary and Doug Barry welcome Chase Hilgenbrinck, 27. He was a defender for soccer teams in Chile and for the MLS New England Revolution and is now at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., studying for the priesthood.

SATURDAY, 5 p.m.

Belmont Stakes

ABC Post time is 6:27 p.m. at Belmont Park, Long Island, for the 141st running of this oldest, longest and final leg of thoroughbred horse racing's Triple Crown contests.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.