Arts & Entertainment
TV Picks 07.12.2009
BY Dan Engler
July 12-25, 2009 Issue | Posted 7/4/09 at 4:30 PM
SUNDAY, JULY 12, 3 p.m., live
U.S. Women’s Open
NBC The names of past U.S. Open champions such as “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, Betsy Rawls and Meg Mallon will be echoing at Saucon Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa., during this final round.
TUESDAYS, 10 p.m., live
Threshold of Hope
EWTN Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, a biblical scholar, theologian, speaker of 12 languages and founder of Ignatius Productions, imparts Catholic truth and wisdom as he analyzes Pope John Paul II’s encyclicals. Re-airs 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. Wednesdays.
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 8 p.m., live
Major League Baseball’s
80th All-Star Game
FOX “To be good you’ve got to have a lot of little boy in you,” the great Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella once said about baseball. The same unabashed love of the game that “Campy” had, and perhaps similar skills, too, will be on display during tonight’s contest between the top players of the American and National Leagues.
FRIDAY, JULY 17
Father Frank Remembered
CATHOLICTV Boston archdiocesan Father Frank McFarland, who directed CatholicTV for 25 years, died July 17, 2001, so on that date the station re-airs shows of his. In The Rosary, at 3 and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Father McFarland prays the Rosary in tranquil settings. Four more of the priest’s shows will air today between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
MONDAY, JULY 20, 9 p.m.
PBS Tonight, a phonograph record could reveal the role of writer Harry Brundidge in the eventually discredited treason trial of Iva Toguri D’Aquino (d. 2006), who was unfairly dubbed “Tokyo Rose” for her World War II Japanese radio shows; a Lakota-language note dated 1904 claims a photo accompanying it is that of Lakota war chief Crazy Horse (ca. 1840-1877); and experts try to find surviving relatives of a World War II U.S. pilot who was stationed in England and present his diary to them.
FRIDAY, JULY 24, 7 a.m.
Save Our History: Defining Documents
HISTORY The Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are the most prominent among the texts that the National Archives and Records Administration has selected, mostly from its own holdings, as “100 Milestone Documents” of U.S. history from 1776 to 1965. Host Josh Binswanger tells the stories of some of the documents. Advisory: TV-PG.
SATURDAY, July 25, 8 p.m.
Animal Planet Dog
ANIMAL PLANET Skilled canines from around the country compete in fun events. This special includes backstage interviews with trainers and owners. A re-air.
Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.
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