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TV Picks 06.19.11

BY Daniel J. Engler

Register TV Critic

June 19-July 2, 2011 Issue | Posted 6/10/11 at 4:17 PM


SUNDAY, June 19, 1:30pm, live

U.S. Open Golf Championship

NBC The final round of the 111th U.S. Open Golf Championship takes place on the 7,574-yard, par-71 Blue Course at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. County Antrim-born Graeme McDowell won last year’s event.

MONDAY, June 20, 9pm

Rebuilding Titanic

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL This new two-hour documentary is from Titanic: The Mission, a five-part English series. Current-day engineers create life-size replicas of sections of the Titanic, employing methods used on the liner a century ago to gain insights into the Edwardian era, including its dangerous conditions for working men. Projects take place at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast and at a forge in England. Re-airs 9pm Saturday, June 25.

MONDAYS, June 20 and 27, 10pm

Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided

PBS “Ambition,” the first episode of this six-part American Experience series, airs June 20 and explores the childhoods, courtship and mental states of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. “We Are Elected,” which airs June 27, analyzes the Lincolns’ marriage and follows Abe’s career through the 1860 presidential campaign. The series’ other installments will air at 10pm on July 11, 18 and 25, as well as Aug. 1.

MONDAYS, 8:30pm

Kid in a Candy Store

FOOD NETWORK In this series’ second season, host Adam Gertler has fun roaming the country to watch candy makers and dessert makers create extra-special candies, cakes, cupcakes, ice cream and frozen treats.

FRIDAYS, June 24, July 1, 2:30am, 1 and 9pm

Mysteries of the Rosary

CATHOLICTV Families’ stories and the Rosary come together in these half-hour episodes from Family Theater Productions. In “Glorious: Shadows to Sunlight” on June 24, Maureen Mitchell finds answers to her brain-damaged daughter Bridget’s sufferings. In “Luminous: Compassion to Service” on July 1, Jim and Terry Orcutt put the Luminous Mysteries into action by serving at Holy Cross Retreat House and My Brother’s Keeper.

MONDAY, June 27, 3am and 6:30pm

Mary, Our Mother of Perpetual Help

EWTN On the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, this documentary describes the Redemptorists’ love for Mary and relates the history of the beloved and beautiful medieval icon that depicts her, Baby Jesus and the archangels Michael and Gabriel.

SATURDAY, July 2, 9am, live

Wimbledon Ladies’ Final

NBC The ryegrass Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London hosts the Ladies’ Final at the 125th Wimbledon Championships. The winner will receive the storied sterling silver Rosewater Dish and a prize of $1,797,840.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.