TV Picks Jan. 6-12, 2008

All times eastern

SUNDAY, 5 p.m.

HGTV Dream Home 2008

HOME & GARDEN TV This year’s “Dream Home” is a three-story house in the Florida Keys.

MONDAY, 9 p.m.

Great Performances: Berlin in Lights

PBS Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker in Mahler’s entire Symphony No. 9.

TUESDAY, 8 p.m.

Nova: Absolute Zero: The Conquest of Cold

PBS This episode traces advances in “cold technologies,” from rudimentary air conditioning in the 17th century to today’s production of an extremely frigid “new form of matter.”

WEDNESDAY, 11:30 p.m.

Angels With Dirty Faces

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES Hollywood rarely if ever portrayed a Catholic priest more positively than in this 1938 New York City crime drama. James Cagney co-starred.

THURSDAY, 8 p.m.

Life on the Rock

EWTN Tonight’s guests are the Sisters of Life, founded by New York’s Cardinal John O’Connor in 1991.

FRIDAY, 6 a.m.

Classroom: The Great Ships: Pirate Ships

HISTORY CHANNEL Find out the truth about what pirate ships were like. TV-G.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.

The Coming Thunder Down Under

In advance of World Youth Day later in 2008, a look at two Sydney, Australia, high points that ought to be on the itinerary of every young pilgrim: St. Mary’s Cathedral and Mary MacKillop Place. By Tim Drake.