TV Picks 04.19.2015

SUNDAYS, April 19 and 26, 5pm

The Church Universal

EWTN On April 19, Father Joseph Mary Wolfe’s guests are from the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders, whose members foster Catholic education and promote evangelization via the media. Re-airs 5am Tuesday and 10pm Friday. On April 26, Father Wolfe interviews Supreme Knight F. DeKarlos Blackmon of the Knights of Peter Claver, an African-American lay Catholic fraternal group. Re-airs 10pm Friday.

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 8:30am

Tech Effect: Washington Crossing the Delaware

HISTORY On the freezing night of Dec. 25-26, 1776, Gen. George Washington led his Continental Army troops across the Delaware River to attack and defeat Hessian forces in Trenton, N.J. This show spotlights the crossing’s ferries and Durham boats, as well as the pocket watches that synchronized the operation. Advisory: TV-PG.

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 9pm

Nova: Invisible Universe Revealed

PBS The Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990, refitted by astronauts in 1993, and serviced in 1997, 1999, 2002 and 2009. In this program, scientists and engineers discuss Hubble’s amazing photos and their significance.

SUNDAY, April 26, 4pm

The Pride of the Yankees

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES This classic 1942 story of the New York Yankees’ beloved slugger Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) depicts his baseball prowess, but even more his character and courage in the face of a fatal illness, which made him, said his manager Joe McCarthy, “the finest example of a ballplayer, sportsman and citizen that baseball has ever known.” Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright star. Advisory: A-1, TV-PG.

TUESDAY, April 28, 5am

Jesus Living in Mary: The Consecration of St. Louis Marie de Montfort

EWTN The late Montfort Father Patrick Gaffney hosted this EWTN-Arcadia Films docudrama about St. Louis Marie de Montfort (1673-1716). Shot in France, the film explains St. Louis Marie’s deep Marian spirituality and his total consecration to Jesus through Mary.


John Paul II in America: Uniting a Continent

EWTN At 8pm, Andrew Walther of the Knights of Columbus discusses the group’s new documentary about Pope St. John Paul II (1920-2005). At 10pm, the film itself uses historic footage and interviews with Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, author George Weigel and former Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls to describe the Holy Father’s efforts to unite the Americas under Our Lady of Guadalupe.

FRIDAY, May 1, 4:30pm

We Are Catholic

EWTN In this episode, “Redemptive Suffering,” children discover that suffering has value when we unite it with Christ’s suffering and offer it up to God. TV-Y (okay for little ones).

SATURDAY, May 2, 5pm, live

Kentucky Derby

NBC The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, a 1 1/4-mile race for three-year-old thoroughbreds, will take place at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Post time will be 6:25pm.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.