TV Picks 1.26.14

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 8pm

The Journey Home

EWTN Former evangelical Jason Workmaster and his wife, Nikki, a former Baptist, tell host Marcus Grodi about their searches for truth and their respective paths into the Catholic Church.


THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 10pm

Life on the Rock

EWTN Father Mark Mary and Doug Barry host Diana and David von Glahn, who supply details about their new travel show The Faithful Traveler (see separate listing below).


FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 9pm

St. Anthony School: One Team, One Family

EWTN In this EWTN original documentary, host Bob Dolan shows how Wisconsin’s St. Anthony School in Milwaukee is successful in providing a solid and life-changing Catholic education, despite difficult economic conditions. Re-airs at 6:30pm on Saturday.


SUNDAY, Feb. 16, 3am

EWTN Spring Preview

EWTN Host Doug Keck discusses the new shows that EWTN will air this spring. Re-airs 9pm Monday, 2:30pm Wednesday, 6pm Friday and 11pm Saturday.


MONDAY, Feb. 17, 4:45am

Quo Vadis

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES Critics consider this 1951 film classic, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, to be the best of several movie versions of the famed 1895 novel Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero by the Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916). Robert Taylor plays Marcus Vinicius, a Roman general who discovers that the slave girl he loves, Lygia (Deborah Kerr), is a Christian. Peter Ustinov is the cruel and insane Emperor Nero, Finlay Currie is St. Peter, and Abraham Sofaer is St. Paul.


MONDAY-FRIDAY, Feb. 17-21, 3am, 6:30pm

The Faithful Traveler in the Holy Land

EWTN In five daily segments, Diana von Glahn shows us, respectively, Mount Carmel, the Dead Sea, Qumran and churches in Jerusalem; the village of Ein Kerem, churches in Bethlehem, the Shepherds’ Fields and Jerusalem sites; the River Jordan, Jericho, Capernaum and Cana; the Sea of Galilee, the Tabgha area, the Mount of the Beatitudes and Mount Tabor; and Bethesda, the Mount of Olives, the Church of Dominus Flevit, the Garden of Gethsemane, more Jerusalem sites, Gallicantu and Caesarea Maritima.


TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 9pm

American Experience: The Rise and Fall of Penn Station

PBS This documentary chronicles the design and building of Penn Station in New York City. This massive architectural wonder opened in 1910; it was designed by famed architect Charles McKim, and its support system of railroad tunnels was created by engineer Charles Jacobs. Sadly, Penn Station was demolished in the 1960s and replaced by Madison Square Garden.


Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.