TV Picks Feb. 10-16, 2008
All Times Eastern
Our Lady of Lourdes
EWTN Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first visit of Our Lady of Lourdes to 14-year-old St. Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 with Mary’s Mountain (3 a.m., 6:30 p.m.), a documentary about the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Emmitsburg, Md.; Meditations on Our Lady of Lourdes (3:30 a.m., 5:30 a.m.) with Father Benedict Groeschel; Bernadette (5 a.m.), a documentary bio of Our Lady’s chosen messenger; and Bernadette, Princess of Lourdes (4 p.m.), a CCC of America animated video for children that tells the story with careful devotion to the facts.
MONDAY, 9 p.m.
Cities of the Underworld: Hitler’s Last Secret
HISTORY CHANNEL Don Wildman hosts this look at Prague’s beneath-ground world, which includes medieval castles’ dungeons, quarries where Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler might have stored a powerful secret weapon and mines that the communists used as slave labor camps for prisoners of conscience. Re-airs 2 p.m. Saturday. Advisory: TV-PG.
MONDAY-TUESDAY, 8 p.m., live
Westminster Dog Show
USA NETWORK, CNBC See the opening and closing nights of the 132nd annual show of the Westminster Kennel Club in Madison Square Garden, New York. 2,627 dogs in all American Kennel Club-recognized 169 breeds and varieties will compete. USA airs 8-9 p.m. Monday and 8-11 p.m. Tuesday, and CNBC broadcasts 9-11 p.m. Monday.
TUESDAY, 8 p.m.
PBS This new special uses first-time interviews with American astronauts and ex-Soviet cosmonauts to uncover secrets about the military spying-in-space programs of the USA (Manned Orbiting Laboratory) and the USSR (Almaz space stations).
THURSDAY, 9 p.m.
We Have 15 Children
DISCOVERY HEALTH Sue and Ian Povey of Swindon, Wiltshire, England, have eight girls and seven boys in their six-bedroom home. Sue calls herself “a babyholic” who “loves newborns.” She says, “Having lots of children actually makes it easier to manage a family. There is always someone to play with, and everyone has got their jobs to do.” Reporters call the household well-organized but full of fun and even peacefulness.
SATURDAY, 5 p.m.
FAMILYLAND TV Technology reporters Marc Levenson and Cristina King cover the high-tech world by displaying the latest products and interviewing their creators, all the way from garage-based inventors to industry giants.
SATURDAY, 8 p.m.
It’s Me or the Dog: Event Special
ANIMAL PLANET Internationally known dog trainer Victoria Stilwell uses her four golden rules of dog ownership as she teaches a mass training class at an open-air dog festival. She uses positive, reward-based techniques and teaches owners to “Think dog.”
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.
- February 10-16, 2008