Arts & Entertainment
TV Picks 07.05.2009
BY Daniel J. Engler
June 28-July 11, 2009 Issue | Posted 6/24/09 at 11:17 AM
Going My Way
SUNDAY, 9 a.m.
NBC This six-hour telecast from Wimbledon’s Center Court in London features live and tape coverage of the 122nd men’s singles final and the mixed doubles final.
SUNDAY, 9 p.m.
G.K. Chesterton: Apostle of Common Sense
EWTN “Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions,” wrote the brilliant English author and convert Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) in 1930. Truths and insights such as that pack this show, thanks to host Dale Ahlquist, a convert himself.
TUESDAY, 10:30 a.m., 8 p.m.
This Is the Day
CATHOLICTV Boston Red Sox star third baseman Mike Lowell, a cancer survivor and son of Cuban exiles, discusses his Catholic faith.
TUESDAY, 10 p.m.
P.O.V.: Life. Support. Music.
PBS After a brain hemorrhage struck guitarist Jason Crigler, then 34, onstage in 2004, doctors told his wife, Monica, that he would be in “a vegetative state.” “Scientifically, he wasn’t there,” said one doctor. But Monica and relatives supplemented Jason’s hospital rehabilitation and then cared for him around the clock at home. Today he is “90% recovered” and has even given a concert.
TUESDAY, 10 p.m.
HISTORY This series discusses “futuristic” inventions. Tonight’s premiere probes rumors about an “invisible” British battle tank and demonstrates an “invisibility cloak.”
WEDNESDAYS, 8 p.m.
PBS For five straight Wednesday shows starting tonight, a team of archaeologists conducts three-day digs at tantalizing sites. Tonight’s dig searches for the lost English colony of Roanoke, 1586-1589, near Fort Raleigh, N.C. Upcoming: European-like ancient tools at Topper, S.C.; a town for freed slaves in Illinois; “Fremont Indians” near Range Creek, Utah; and Fort James, S.D., the U.S. Cavalry’s only stone fort.
THURSDAY, 10 p.m.
Science of the Movies
SCIENCE CHANNEL Tonight’s episode explains how New Deal Studios miniaturized the National Air & Space Museum for this year’s Night at the Museum movie sequel and reveals Muppets-related secrets of the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio. TV-G.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.
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