TV Picks 01.25.15
MONDAY, Jan. 26, 3am, 6:30pm
Death as a Salesman: What’s Wrong With Assisted Suicide
EWTN This 30-minute 2001 documentary, based on Brian Johnston’s 1998 book of the same title, defends the right to life of disabled, ill and dying people by interviewing author Johnston, disability-rights activist Joni Eareckson Tada and pro-life columnist Wesley Smith, as well as euthanasia proponent Derek Humphry. Advisory: TV-PG.
TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 8pm
PBS In this episode, the show’s genealogists visit Philadelphia, where they probe residents’ family histories. Two sisters uncover their ancestors’ emigration from Ireland, a man discovers his possible descent from Vikings, and a young man wants to know if he is related to a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Advisory: TV-PG.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 10am
12th Extraordinary Prayer of All Churches for Reconciliation, Unity and Peace
EWTN Join the Church in praying for Christian unity.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2:30pm
He Dared Speak the Truth: Dietrich von Hildebrand and the Third Reich
EWTN In this concluding segment, hosts John Henry Crosby and Alice von Hildebrand show that Dietrich’s moral courage helped him prevail in his fight against Nazism. Re-airs 11pm Friday. The series will start over next Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 11pm
The Catholic View for Women: The Pill Is Not the Answer
EWTN Guest Dr. Thomas Hilgers, head of the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction and the National Center for Women’s Health in Omaha, Neb., calls his NaPro Technology system “a fertility-care-based medical approach, rather than a fertility-control approach” to reproductive and gynecological problems. Re-airs 10:30am Friday. Advisory: TV-PG.
THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 10:15pm
The Hoodlum Priest
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES This 1961 crime drama is based on the real-life apostolate of Father Charles Clark (1902-1963), a Jesuit in St. Louis who founded Dismas House, the first halfway house, where he helped rehabilitate thousands of ex-convicts. Don Murray, Keir Dullea, Cindi Wood and Larry Gates star.
SUNDAYS, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 7:30am, 11:30am
The Holy Rosary From Lourdes
EWTN Pilgrims pray the Rosary at the famous grotto.
SUNDAY, Feb. 1, 3pm, live
11th Annual Puppy Bowl
ANIMAL PLANET In this fun alternative to the NFL’s Super Bowl, two teams of shelter-and-rescue puppies will rack up “touchdowns” by running around a miniature stadium. Re-airs all evening.
THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 10am
EWTN Catholic Classic: In His Sandals — Trials Are a Privilege
EWTN Mother Angelica, no stranger to life’s trials, uses the Letter of St. James as she reveals the secret of finding joy in Christ amidst difficulties.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.
- Jan. 25-Feb. 7, 2015