TV Picks 10.19.14
SUNDAY, Oct. 19, 1:30pm
In Concert: Catholic Choral Masterpieces
EWTN At the Music and Beyond Festival in Ottawa, Canada, the Theatre of Early Music performs Pergolesi, Albinoni and Handel.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, all day
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES Eric Knight’s 1940 beloved novel sparked a series of MGM movies about Lassie, a brave collie, and those who loved her. 6am: Lassie Come Home (1943); 7:45am: Son of Lassie (1945); 9:30am: Courage of Lassie (1946); 11:15am: Hills of Home (1948); 1pm: Challenge to Lassie (1949); and 2:30pm: The Sun Comes Up (1949).
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 3am, 6:30pm
Iraq: Land of Saints and Martyrs
EWTN This documentary portrays the witness of Iraq’s Christians under Islamic persecution and conveys their pleas for help. Advisory: TV-14.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 9pm
Nova: Ben Franklin’s Balloons
PBS In this special, a descendant of the Montgolfier brothers — inventors of the hot-air balloon — joins a crew that uses 18th-century tools and materials to build a replica of the balloons that so excited Benjamin Franklin in Paris in the 1780s. Advisory: TV-PG.
SATURDAY, Oct. 25, 5am, live
Meeting of Pope Francis With Ecclesial Movements
EWTN The Holy Father will meet and address pilgrims from volunteer groups and associations taking part in the New Evangelization. Re-airs at noon.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 3am, 6:30pm
Armenia: A Faith to Move Mountains
EWTN Armenia’s Catholics pray and work to strengthen the faith and restore society in the aftermath of atheistic-communist totalitarian misrule. Advisory: TV-14.
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 7am
Modern Marvels: Extreme Aircraft II
HISTORY This 2008 program features the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the B-1B Lancer, micro-air vehicles (MAVs), vertical takeoff and landing-capable personal aerial vehicles (PAVs) and a commercial jetliner converted for use in fighting fires. Advisory: TV-PG.
SATURDAY, Nov. 1, 8am, live
All Saints’ Day Mass
EWTN In Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, Ala., the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word celebrate Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints. Re-airs at 6:30pm.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.
- Oct. 19-Nov. 1, 2014