National Catholic Register

Arts & Entertainment

TV Picks 03.28.2010

BY Daniel J. Engler

March 28-April 10, 2010 Issue | Posted 3/22/10 at 11:00 AM


SUNDAY, March 28, 3:30am, live

Mass of Palm Sunday

EWTN Pope Benedict XVI will lead a procession through St. Peter’s Square and then celebrate Mass. Re-airs 8pm.

SUNDAY, March 28, 8:30am

CatholicTV Presents:

Hill Number One

CATHOLICTV This 1951 episode of Father Patrick Peyton’s Family Theater drama series portrays the hours between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, as well as a Catholic chaplain speaking of Jesus to American soldiers during the Korean War.

SUNDAY, March 28, 8pm

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

ABC Singer Clint Black joins the crew and volunteers to build a home in Daviess County, Ky., for accident victim and former paramedic and volunteer fireman Steve Mattingly, his wife Melissa, and their two daughters. A re-airing.

WEDNESDAY, March 31, 10pm

The Street Stops Here

PBS This documentary tells the story of Bob Hurley Sr., the longtime basketball coach and teacher at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, N.J., and follows the team’s 2007-08 championship season as Coach Hurley motivates students on and off the court.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, April 1-3, live

The Triduum

EWTN Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate the Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s at 3:30am Thursday and the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the Basilica of St. John Lateran at 11:30am Thursday. He will celebrate The Lord’s Passion in St. Peter’s at 11am Friday, and at 8pm (tape delayed) he will preside at the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum. At 3pm Saturday, the Holy Father will celebrate the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter’s.

SUNDAY, April 4, live

Easter Mass and Blessing

EWTN At 4:15am, Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate Easter Mass, and at 6am he will give his message and blessing urbi et orbi (to the city of Rome and the world).

SUNDAY, April 4

Easter Sunday

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES After the Judy Garland musical Easter Parade (1948) at 10am are the Passion-inspired dramas Barabbas (1962) at noon, The Silver Chalice (1954) at 2:30pm and The King of Kings (1961) at 5pm. At 1:45am early Monday is the silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). Advisory: TV-PG.

THURSDAY, April 8, 8pm

Modern Marvels: Soft Drinks

HISTORY This new episode charts the history of the soft drink industry and spotlights regular and natural sodas, sports drinks, ginger ale, root beer and more.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.