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TV Picks 04.22.12

BY Daniel J. Engler

Register TV Critic

April 22-May 5, 2012 Issue | Posted 4/13/12 at 10:38 AM

 

SUNDAYS, Through May 27, 6am, live
The Regina Coeli With Pope Benedict XVI
EWTN
During the paschal season, this ancient prayer replaces the Angelus:  “O Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia. / For he whom thou did merit to bear, alleluia. Has risen, as he said, alleluia. / Pray for us to God, alleluia. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia. / For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia. Let us pray: O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of thy son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant, we beseech thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.”

SUNDAY, April 22, 8am
Modern Marvels: Breakfast Tech
HISTORY
This program shows breakfast preparations for 5,000 sailors on an aircraft carrier, at a Tyson Foods bacon plant, a Sunkist orange-juice facility and a McDonald’s restaurant.  Advisory: TV-PG.  A re-airing.

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 9pm
Nova: Secrets of the Sun
PBS
“From the rising of the sun to its setting, let the name of the Lord be praised,” Psalm 113:3 tells us. In this new documentary, scientists tell how data from spacecraft and earth-based telescopes are answering decades-old questions about the sun.

FRIDAY, April 27, 1pm
St. Oliver Plunkett: A Journey to Sainthood
EWTN
Sentenced to death by England’s Chief Justice Francis Pemberton, St. Oliver Plunkett (1629-1681), the archbishop of Armagh and primate of All Ireland, exclaimed, “Deo gratias.”  This 2006 biography is by priests in Drogheda, County Louth, where St. Oliver’s head is kept in St. Peter’s Church. Re-airs at 5am April 28.

FRIDAY, May 4, 10pm
What Every Catholic Needs to Know About the Bible
EWTN
In this 2009 special, Scripture scholars and apologetics experts remind us that it is the Catholic Church that compiled, ratified and preserved the Bible, was the first to put it into the vernacular, and has the authority to interpret Scripture.  The experts also expose anti-Catholic lies and show how Mass is “the Bible in action.”
 
SATURDAY, May 5, 8am
Life Behind the Wheel
DISCOVERY
This new documentary offers wise tips for safe-driving habits, warns against distracted driving, and explores new accident-prevention technology.
 
SATURDAY, May 5, 4pm, live
The Kentucky Derby
NBC
Post time for the 138th running of the first leg of thoroughbred horse racing’s Triple Crown will be 6:24pm, but tune in earlier for extensive pre-race coverage.


Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.