National Catholic Register

Arts & Entertainment

TV Picks 10.07.12

BY Daniel J. Engler

TV Critic

October 7-20, 2012 Issue | Posted 9/28/12 at 12:07 PM


TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 3am, 6:30pm

An American Apparition: Our Lady of Good Help

EWTN This EWTN original show tells about the Blessed Virgin’s visit to Adele Brise in Champion, Wis., in 1859, and today’s Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.


TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 10pm

The Big Jig

TLC This new special follows five American girls, ages 10-12, as they prepare for and take part in the 2012 World Irish Dance Championships in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The children practice for hundreds of hours and suffer injuries and nerves, but they end up performing well.


WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 3am, 6:30pm

El Camino: The Way of St. James

EWTN American young men make the pilgrimage to the Shrine of Santiago de Compostela in Spain and discuss their vocational discernment.


THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 9pm

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

HISTORY In this new two-hour special, filmmaker Werner Herzog explores the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in southern France, where 30,000 years ago Aurignacian artists painted horses, cattle, reindeer, bears, bison, owls, lions, panthers and rhinos on the cave walls.


THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 9pm

Vice-Presidential Debate

MAJOR NETWORKS Martha Raddatz of ABC News will moderate this 90-minute exchange between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan on both domestic and foreign policy.


SATURDAY, Oct. 13, 8pm

Too Cute!

ANIMAL PLANET This season, the series’ usual kittens and puppies will meet other animal babies. This premiere episode features German shepherd, bulldog and Coton de Tulear puppies as well as a baby pygmy goat. Advisory: TV-PG.


SUNDAY, Oct. 14, noon, live

Mass and Pilgrimage for Life and Liberty

EWTN Baltimore Archbishop William Lori will celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Exposition, the Rosary, a Eucharistic procession and Benediction will follow. Re-airing at midnight.


SUNDAY, Oct. 14, 10pm

EWTN Theology Roundtable: Catholicism & Voting

EWTN Colin Donovan and the EWTN theology staff discuss Church teaching on Catholic voting responsibilities.


TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 9pm, live

2nd Presidential Debate

MAJOR NETWORKS Candy Crowley of CNN will moderate this 90-minute foreign- and domestic-policy debate and question-and-answer session with incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.