TV Picks 08.26.12

Aug. 26.-Sept. 8
All Times Eastern

MONDAY-THURSDAY, Aug. 27-30, live
Republican National Convention
The Republican Party gathers in Tampa Bay, Fla.

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 6pm
Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Mega-Fort
This 2009 episode investigates forts in a variety of countries.  Advisory: TV-PG.

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 9pm
Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2012
In a concert from June 7, the Vienna Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel plays Debussy, Johann Strauss II, Borodin, Ponchielli, Gimenez, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Richard Strauss. The Vienna State Opera Ballet also performs.

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 7pm
What Every Catholic Needs to Know About Hell
Fathers of Mercy Fathers William Casey and Shannon Collins, author and theologian Scott Hahn and others explain Catholic doctrine. Re-airing at 11am Sept. 1.

VARIOUS, September
New Series, Fall 2012
Debuting at 4pm Sunday, Sept. 2, Catholicism is Father Robert Barron’s take on Catholicism’s truth and beauty. At 5:30pm Sunday, Sept. 2, The Fourth Rupture: A Path Towards Reconciliation explores Catholic teaching about mankind and God’s creation. At 5:30pm Monday, Sept. 3, Portraits in Faith presents Barbara McGuigan and guests in conversation about redemptive suffering, grace and defending the defenseless. At 6pm Monday, Sept. 3, Authentically Free at Last brings together Damon Owens, Gloria Purvis and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers to discuss formation of a good conscience. At 11pm Wednesday, Sept. 5, an all-new Catholic View for Women has Teresa Tomeo, Janet Morana and Astrid Bennett talking about how to live the faith in today’s culture. At 2pm Thursday, Sept. 6, Web of Faith 2.0 has Fathers Ken Brighenti and John Trigilio answering viewers’ emails. At 1pm Saturday, Sept. 8, Miracles From Mark offers Frances Hogan’s meditations on St. Mark’s Gospel. At 6:30pm Saturday, Sept. 8, a new Marriage Works in Christ: Enriching Your Marriage features Benedictine Father Justin Damien Dean and married couple Greg and Julie Alexander.

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 6:30pm, live
Memorial Mass for Father Vincent Capodanno, Servant of God
Archbishop Timothy Broglio will celebrate this annual Mass in memory of Navy chaplain Father Vincent Capodanno, who gave his life while ministering to Marines in South Vietnam on Sept. 4, 1967. Father Capodanno received the Medal of Honor posthumously.

MONDAY-THURSDAY, Sept. 4-6, live
Democratic National Convention
The Democratic Party meets in Charlotte, N.C.

FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 9pm
Great Performances: Paul McCartney’s Live Kisses
Accompanied by Diana Krall and others, Paul McCartney sings pop standards such as I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, Always and The Glory of Love.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.