TV Picks 04.25.21
Pray with the Pope this Easter season.
SUNDAY, April 25, 6:30am
Where God Weeps
EWTN In this episode, “Gambela Refugee Camp: A Shepherd Among His Flock,” Father Tesfaye Petros Botachew describes evangelization and pastoral work among 200,000 refugees from South Sudan in this camp in western Ethiopia.
If We Built It Today
SCIENCE CHANNEL This series speculates about what engineering we would use to construct history’s most famous buildings and monuments today and what the price tag would be. Sample subjects include the Parthenon and Machu Picchu.
MONDAY, April 26, 5:30am
The Spirit of St. Louis
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES James Stewart stars as aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) in this 1957 drama about his epochal New York to Paris flight in 1927, the first solo nonstop trans-Atlantic flight. Also stars Bartlett Robinson, Arthur Space and Patricia Smith.
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, April 28-29, 1pm
Women of Grace
EWTN In this two-part show, “Supremely Woman: Her Urgent Vocation for Our Times,” Johnnette Benkovic Williams explores Catholic women’s callings, responsibilities and opportunities for holiness today. Re-airs 11:30pm. TV-PG.
Regina Caeli and Papal Audience
EWTN At 4:45am, Easter through Pentecost, the Regina Caeli From the Grotto of the Annunciation in Nazareth substitutes for the Angelus in honoring the Mother of Christ. In the Papal Audience at 3:30am and Fridays at 7:45am, Pope Francis addresses the faithful at the Vatican.
FRIDAYS, April 30, May 7, 2pm
Life on the Rock
EWTN On April 30, Father Jordan Berghouse tells about “Two Priests in a Pod … Cast,” which he and Father Paul Hartmann produce. On May 7, Kassie Manning discusses the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. She also discusses Every Sacred Sunday, the Mass-loving group she and Christie Peters founded. Re-airs 9pm.
SATURDAY, May 1, 2:30pm-7:30pm
NBC Post time will be 6:57pm for the 147th running of this classic race for thoroughbred 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs in Louisville. NBCSN will air preliminary coverage, 12:30-2:30pm.
SATURDAY, May 1, 8pm
The Wizard of Oz
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES Starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Margaret Hamilton, this 1939 classic musical fantasy about home and heart was based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
WEDNESDAY, May 5, 4:30pm
Truth in the Heart
EWTN In this episode, “Eucharistic Prayer: This Is My Body, This Is My Blood,” Sister Mary Joseph of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, teaches children how the elements of bread and wine become the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus in the Consecration at Mass.
Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California.
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