National Catholic Register

Arts & Entertainment

TV Picks 11.03.13

BY Michael Engler

Nov. 3-16, 2013 Issue | Posted 10/30/13 at 7:54 AM

 

SUNDAY, Nov. 3, 8pm

Secrets of Selfridges

PBS Few places are more "London" than Selfridges. But the famous store was the creation of an American, Harry Gordon Selfridge, who originated, and lived by, the motto "The customer is always right."

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 7am

Modern Marvels: Egyptian Pyramids

History During their flight into Egypt, did the Holy Family pause to marvel at the pyramids? They still hold mysteries that investigators seek to uncover.

THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 6am

Jim Thorpe: All-American

Turner Classic Movies Perhaps the greatest all-around athlete America ever produced, Jim Thorpe — an American Indian and a Catholic — won glory in the Olympic Games of 1912. But officials later stripped him of his medals when they learned he had once played professional baseball. Burt Lancaster stars as Thorpe, who endures bigotry and injustice with dignity, in this 1951 movie.

FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 10am

Modern Marvels: Freight Trains

History Freight trains move a staggering 1.8 billion tons of raw materials and finished products throughout the U.S. every year. Hop aboard this history of such trains, which had their origin in mine tramways.

 

SATURDAY, Nov. 9, 7am, live

The Magnificat Day

EWTN Magnificat — the magazine used by thousands to follow the Daily Office and prayers of the Mass — has also become an event not to be missed. Doug Keck and Johnnette Benkovic will host EWTN’s coverage of the full day of activities. Starting with Mass from the Cathedral-Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, the day will be filled with prayers, music and the Liturgy of the Hours, all celebrating the Year of Faith. Talks by Fathers Robert Barron and Peter John Cameron will be featured. The day concludes with a Eucharistic Procession through Philadelphia, followed by Benediction.

 

MONDAY-TUESDAY, Nov. 11-12, various, live

Bishops’ Fall Assembly

EWTN Watch the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Fall General Assembly from Baltimore. There will be full coverage of the bishops’ election of officers, plus discussions on various topics, including the defense of marriage, the New Evangelization and immigration reform.

Michael Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.