National Catholic Register

Arts & Entertainment

TV Picks 02.10.13

BY Daniel J. Engler

TV Critic

February 10-23, 2013 Issue | Posted 2/4/13 at 5:40 PM


VARIOUS, February

New Season Preview

EWTN Host Doug Keck previews EWTN’s new slate of spring programs. Times: 12:30am Sunday, Feb. 10; 8pm Tuesday, Feb. 12; 9:30am Wednesday, Feb. 13; and 10am Saturday, Feb. 16.

TUESDAYS, Feb. 12, 19, 26, 10pm

Silver Rush

DISCOVERY This new three-part documentary follows the researchers and technicians from Odyssey Marine Exploration as they try to recover hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of silver and gold from three ships sunk off Ireland and England in 1744 and in World Wars I and II that are thousands of feet down. Advisory: Some bleeps.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 8 and 10:30am, live

Ash Wednesday

EWTN At 8am, the friars will celebrate Mass at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, Ala. At 10:30am, Pope Benedict XVI will lead prayers and a penitential procession from the Basilica of St. Anselm to the Basilica of St. Sabina, where he will say Mass.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 9pm

Nova: Earth From Space

PBS This new, two-hour special in consultation with NASA scientists turns satellite data into spectacular views of weather and ocean-current phenomena worldwide.

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 3am, 6:30pm

Friar Alessandro, Voice From Assisi

EWTN Franciscan Friar Alessandro Brustenghi, 34, of the Porziuncola-Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi is a tenor, whose debut album includes various traditional Catholic songs.

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 3am, 6:30pm

Living Mercy

EWTN This special shows that devotion to the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Baton Rouge, La., has helped the community greatly.

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 7pm

Abraham Lincoln

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL Three specials profile the 16th president: At 7pm, Lincoln: American Mastermind; at 8pm, A Night of Exploration: The Real Lincoln; and at 9pm, A Night of Exploration: Lincoln’s Secret Killer Revealed (an inquiry into whether Lincoln had cancer).

SUNDAY, Feb. 17, 8pm

Killing Lincoln

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL The National Geographic Channel’s first docudrama draws upon Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s history Killing Lincoln and employs recreations as it analyzes the assassination plot, the last days of Lincoln’s life and the fateful night of April 14, 1865.

MONDAY, Feb. 18, 3am, 6:30pm

Men, Women and the Mystery of Love

EWTN Edward Sri, a professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, draws upon Blessed Pope John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility to teach young people about committed love in the vocation of marriage.

SATURDAY, Feb. 23, 8pm

On the Waterfront

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES This Catholic-friendly classic crime drama from 1954 stars Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb and Rod Steiger and is based on the life of "the waterfront priest," Jesuit Father John Corridan. Advisory: A-II, TV-PG.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.