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JUL. 15 - 21 Eastern Times

BY Daniel J. Engler

July 15-21, 2007 Issue | Posted 7/10/07 at 5:50 PM


SUNDAY, 10 p.m.

What Every Catholic Needs to Know about Hell

EWTN Apologetics experts present Catholic teaching about hell, such as that it does exist, that our individual salvation is not assured and that, as St. Paul tells us, we must work out our salvation “in fear and trembling.” Re-airs 2 p.m. Tuesday, 4 a.m. Friday.

SUNDAY, 10:30 p.m.

The Queen Family: Appalachian Tradition & Back Porch Music

PBS In rural western North Carolina’s Jackson County, Irish American Mary Ann Queen, 92, and her eight children discuss their lives and heritage as they play mountain music that derives from Irish, Scots and English sources. A re-air from 2006.

MONDAY, 9:30 a.m.

Top 5: Official State Foods

FOOD NETWORK Besides official state mottoes, seals, flags, birds, animals and flowers, state legislators like to designate official foods. “Official” chili, chocolate chip cookies, orange juice, pecans and popcorn are on the menu in this show.

TUESDAY, 1 p.m.

Incredible Dog Challenge

ESPN CLASSIC Watch these energetic doggies take part in events such as agility drills, diving, catching flying discs, hurdling and navigating weave poles.


Gardener’s Diary: Octogenarian Wildflower Expert

HOME & GARDEN TV Mrs. Caroline Dean, 87, and her son Dan have rescued hundreds of kinds of wildflowers, such as wild azalea, Easter lily, iris and silverbells, brought them to their 110-acre farm in Opelika, Ala., and planted, photographed and catalogued them.

WEDNESDAY, 10 p.m.

Niagara Falls

PBS Archival film and photos, interviews with experts and spectacular photography from all vantage points combine to portray the place of Niagara Falls in American history, lore and popular culture. Actress Mariette Hartley narrates. A re-air from 2006.

THURSDAY, 5 p.m.

Wild National Parks

TRAVEL CHANNEL Have you ever been in the wilderness and seen a wild animal up close? We see many of them, of all kinds, in this show about our U.S. National Parks.

SATURDAY, 10 a.m., live

EWTN Family Celebration

EWTN “Eucharist: Body of Christ” is the theme of this year’s family gathering of the Eternal Word Television Network in the Birmingham convention center. Scheduled today are a morning session; Holy Mass; afternoon talks by Father Antoine Thomas of the Society of St. John and by Mother Assumpta Long, foundress of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist; and an evening show with EWTN’s personalities.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.