National Catholic Register

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

CATHOLICTV Boston archdiocesan Father Chris Hickey hosts this upbeat show about the priesthood. He sings as well, accompanied on the piano by his onetime seminary mentor, Father Paul Rouse. In each episode, Father Hickey interviews a guest priest. Airs 12:30 p.m. Sundays, 1 p.m. Mondays, 6 a.m. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 1:30 and 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 3:30 and 11 a.m. Fridays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays.

SUNDAY, 9 a.m.

Wimbledon Finals

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.

That’s Impossible

HISTORY This series discusses “futuristic” inventions. Tonight’s premiere probes rumors about an “invisible” British battle tank and demonstrates an “invisibility cloak.”


Time Team America

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.