TV Picks 04.21.13

DAILY, 11:56am

Regina Coeli

EWTN "Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia. For he whom you deserved to bear in your womb, alleluia, has risen, as he promised, alleluia …" The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration nuns at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Ala., recite the Regina Coeli, which takes the place of the Angelus during the Easter season.

SUNDAY, April 21, 8pm

Sunday Night Prime

EWTN Host Father Andrew Apostoli welcomes Msgr. Phillip Reilly, founder of the pro-life, baby-saving Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. Also guests on this episode are Catholic website designers Craig and Wenqi Glantz, who will discuss Catholic catechesis and an initiative to promote more catechesis in homilies.

SUNDAY, April 21, 9pm

The King’s Skeleton: Richard III Revealed

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL This new documentary chronicles the University of Leicester’s discovery of the remains of England’s King Richard III (1452-1485) in Leicester, central England.

TUESDAY, April 23, 7am

Civil War Journal: The ‘Traitor’ President, Jefferson Davis

HISTORY Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) fought for America in the Mexican War and became U.S. secretary of war and a U.S. senator. But, believing secession to be constitutional, he rebelled in 1861. Advisory: TV-PG.

THURSDAY, April 25, 6:30am

Christ in the City: The Voice of Christ

EWTN Father George Rutler of the Church of Our Saviour in Manhattan focuses on Christ as our Redeemer. Re-airing at 11pm Friday.

TUESDAY, April 30, 3am, 6:30pm

Where Heaven Meets Earth: Restoring the Sacred at St. Peter Church

EWTN This new documentary shows how Father Damien Cook revived a declining parish, St. Peter Catholic Church in Omaha, Neb., through "the worthy and obedient celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice," holding Eucharistic Exposition and processions; restoring the church’s traditional interior; proclaiming the Gospel uncompromisingly; offering solid catechesis and assisting the poor.

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 8pm


EWTN Father Francisco Quezada of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colo., heads the National Association of Hispanic Priests. He and host Father Mitch Pacwa discuss Hispanic Americans’ reaction to Pope Francis. Re-airs at 9am Thursday and 4am Sunday.

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 10pm

Secrets of the Dead: Bugging Hitler’s Soldiers

PBS This new special reveals that by secretly recording the conversations of 4,000 captured German officers and enlisted men, British intelligence uncovered German military secrets and helped the Allies win World War II.

SATURDAY, May 4, 4pm

139th Kentucky Derby

NBC Post time is around 6:24pm for this tradition-rich, 1 1/4-mile race for thoroughbreds at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.