TV Picks Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2007

All times Eastern

SUNDAY, 8 p.m.

Alaska: Dangerous Territory

History Channel To see how much some men will endure to earn a living and support their family, watch this special about four of the most dangerous jobs in Alaska: Bush pilot, truck driver, Coast Guard and Army National Guard. A re-air. Advisory: TV-PG.


MONDAY, 10:30 a.m.

Homes across America

Home & Garden TV In every episode, this series profiles three homes and the families who live in them. Today’s show has a renovated mansion in Wisconsin, a 19th-century row house in Savannah and a Scandinavian-style farm house in Minnesota.


TUESDAY, 7 a.m.

Civil War Journal: Banners of Glory

History Channel This show tells the story of the national and unit flags that Billy Yank and Johnny Reb followed into battle in the U.S. Civil War. Advisory: TV-PG.


WEDNESDAY, 8 p.m.

Wired Science

PBS Tonight’s premiere episode of this new series in cooperation with Wired magazine looks at an Internet attack on Estonia, a “robo doc” that performs surgery, home chemistry sets and new technology to help children who have Asperger’s syndrome.


WEDNESDAY, 10 p.m.

Project Amazon: A New Commandment

EWTN Twenty Americans enter the Amazon jungle in Brazil to minister to the caboclos, Indian rubber-tappers, fishermen and small farmers with little outside contact.


FRIDAY, 10:30 a.m.

The Hungry Detective

Food Network Not all the landmarks in our nation’s capital are granite; some are Washington’s signature dishes, such as Virginia baked ham and crab cakes.


SATURDAY

Blessed Mother Teresa

EWTN Remembrances of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, live at 11 a.m., features Mother Teresa’s successor, Sister Nirmala, and Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, postulator of her cause. A Day With Mother Teresa airs at 12:30 p.m. Remembrances of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, live at 7 p.m., features a panel discussion. They Could Be Saints, at 9 p.m., bios Mother Teresa.


SATURDAY, 2 p.m.

Our Lady of Fatima and the First Saturday Devotion

EWTN Introduces a weekly series on Our Lady’s pledge to Sister Lucia in 1925, “I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation all those who, in order to make reparation to me, on the first Saturday of five successive months, go to confession, receive holy Communion, say five decades of the Rosary and keep me company for a quarter of an hour, meditating on the 15 mysteries of the Rosary.”

Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California