TV Picks 05.04.14

SUNDAY, May 4, 1:30pm

In Concert: Europa Konzert 2013 From Prague

EWTN Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw offers commentary about this two-hour show in which the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle performs Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Antonin Dvorak’s Biblical Songs, Op. 99, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s "Pastorale" Symphony No. 6 in F Major in Prague’s famed Spanish Hall.

SUNDAY, May 4, 5pm

Priests and Deacons: Ministers of Mercy: Correcting Media Images and Information

EWTN In this episode, co-hosts Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Dominican Father Brian Mullady analyze, expose and counter anti-clerical images that the media perpetrate. Re-airing 11pm Monday and 6:30am Tuesday.

TUESDAY, May 6, 9pm

Secrets of the Dead: The Lost Gardens of Babylon

PBS Oxford University Assyriologist Stephanie Dalley relies on satellite photos and ancient Assyrian texts to posit that the Hanging Gardens did exist, but in Nineveh, 300 miles north of Babylon. She believes the actual builder was King Sennacherib of Assyria, not King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.

THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, May 8 (11:30am live) and May 10 (encore at 1pm)

March for Life Canada

EWTN Watch five hours of coverage of the March for Life Canada 2014, including the preliminary rally and the march itself. Note: At 8pm, Wednesday, May 7, on EWTN Live, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa, Canada, offers his fellow Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa a preview of the annual event at Parliament Hill.

FRIDAY, May 9, 10am

Modern Marvels: Start to Finish

HISTORY In this program, builders demonstrate every step of their construction projects, ranging from luxury homes and vehicles to golf clubs. Advisory: TV-PG.

SATURDAYS, May 10, 17, 6:30pm

Heroic Media

EWTN The international pro-life group Heroic Media has a new weekly half-hour show, providing news and commentary about abortion, euthanasia, true marriage and related issues. Advisory: TV-PG. Airs each Saturday at 6:30pm.

SUNDAY, May 11, all day

Mother Angelica Teaching Series on Heaven

EWTN On Mother’s Day, EWTN presents Mother Angelica’s seven-part series about heaven. In hour-long shows at 10am, 11am, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 9pm, Mother explains heaven’s secrets, joys and work, companionship there, music and beauty in heaven, the nature of knowledge there, and the status of the body and soul.

TUESDAY, May 13, 5pm

The Day the Sun Danced

EWTN From CCC of America’s "Saints and Heroes" series, this animated show for kids accurately tells the story of Our Lady of Fatima’s visits to the shepherd children Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco and her message of reparation for sin.

SATURDAY, May 17, 5pm

The Preakness Stakes

NBC The 1-3/16-mile Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore tests 3-year-old thoroughbred colts, geldings and fillies. Post time for the 139th running of this venerable race will be around 6:20pm.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.