TV Picks 05.24.2009

Defenders of the Faith

CATHOLICTV Host Steve Ray interviews fellow converts and other Catholics about their faith. This series' half-hour episodes air 12:30 p.m. Mondays, 3:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 4 p.m. Fridays, and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays.

SUNDAY, 11 a.m., live

Pope Benedict at Monte Cassino

EWTN The Holy Father will preside at vespers at the Abbey of Monte Cassino, which St. Benedict founded some 80 miles south of Rome in 529. Re-airs at 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, 8 p.m., live

National Memorial Day Concert

PBS From the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, the National Symphony Orchestra, celebrities, and performers salute the nation's fallen servicemen and women. Re-airs at 10 p.m.

MONDAY, 4 p.m., 11 p.m.

Grand Canyon Skywalk

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL The skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped, steel-braced, glass-bottomed platform that extends 70 feet out over the western rim of the Grand Canyon and some 3,600 feet above the canyon floor. This show details the design and construction of the platform, which can hold 120 people.

FRIDAY, 9 p.m.

Un-Broke: Everything You Need to Know About Money

ABC This how-to show about basic personal finance discusses credit cards, mortgages, investing, the stock market, and ways to get out of credit crises.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.

Patriarch’s Plea

Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III Laham delivered an impassioned address to the Pope outlining the principal problems relating to the Christian presence in the Arab world.