TV Picks 1.11.15

MONDAY-FRIDAY, Jan. 12-16, 3am, 6:30pm

Evangelizing the Culture for Marriage and Family

EWTN This series’ five installments discuss how to eliminate cultural confusion about marriage and how to reconnect marriage with children.


Pope Francis Visits Sri Lanka and the Philippines

EWTN On Jan. 13, His Holiness will address bishops, meet the president and take part in an interreligious meeting in Sri Lanka. On Jan. 14, he will say Mass and canonize Blessed Joseph Vaz (1651-1711) in Colombo and visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary in Madhu. On Jan. 15, he will visit Our Lady of Lanka Chapel in Bolawalana and fly to Manila. There, on Jan. 16, he will meet the president, say Mass at the cathedral-basilica and meet families. On Jan. 17, in Leyte Province in Eastern Visayas, the Pope will celebrate Mass, meet with disaster survivors, bless a center for poor people and visit clergy and religious. On Jan. 18, he will meet religious leaders and young people at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila and celebrate a closing Mass. He will return to Rome on Jan. 19. The EWTN News Nightly team will cover events, with insights from EWTN’s Father Leo Patalinghug, and Raymond Arroyo will wrap up from Washington.

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 8pm

Genealogy Roadshow

PBS In this episode, genealogy experts visit St. Louis and use heirlooms, family photos and historical documents to trace guests’ ancestors and evaluate their family stories.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, Jan. 21-22, live

42nd Annual March for Life

EWTN The theme of the 2015 March for Life against abortion is “Every Life Is a Gift!” with an emphasis on saving unborn babies diagnosed with health conditions. The Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life will take place at 6:30pm Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, and the vigil’s Closing Mass will begin at 7:30am Wednesday. Coverage of the March for Life and its preceding rally will start at 9am Thursday. At 6pm, EWTN News Nightly will cover the march (re-airing at 9pm).

SATURDAY, Jan. 24, 2pm, live

11th Annual Walk for Life West Coast

EWTN At this ever-growing pro-life event in downtown San Francisco, EWTN’s Franciscan Father Mark Mary and Doug Barry will interview attendees and provide commentary. 

SATURDAY, Jan. 24, 5:30pm

The Spirit of St. Louis

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES This 1957 fact-based drama tells the story of American aviation hero Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) and his pioneering nonstop solo flight of May 20-21, 1927, across the Atlantic Ocean from Long Island to Paris. Jimmy Stewart stars as “Lucky Lindy,” and a St. Christopher medal figures in the film.

SATURDAYS, Jan. 17, 24, 8:10pm

Storyville Global

BBC WORLD NEWS On Jan. 17, “My Afghanistan: Everyday Stories of Bombs and Bullets” features civilians’ videos of daily life in Lashkar Gah, Helfand, Afghanistan. On Jan. 24, “The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World” profiles the lives of the staff and guests of the West Lake Restaurant in Changsha, Hunan, China.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.