Weekly TV Picks
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
Statue of Liberty
This documentary tells us all about the massive personification of liberty that French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi created “to cast radiance” on the New World and the Old from New York's harbor. In 1865, Bartholdi got the idea of a French-built monument to American independence from politician Edouard de Laboulaye, a Catholic, who called liberty “the daughter of the Gospel.”
MONDAY, JUNE 25
This Week in History: Little Big Horn
History, 8 p.m.
This documentary airs on the 125th anniversary of the battle of the title. The Seventh Cavalry's only survivor was the horse Comanche, who was found riddled with bullets and arrows but standing by the body of his master, Irish-born Myles Keogh. Capt. Keogh had served in the army of the Papal States, fighting for Pope Pius IX.
MON-THURS, JUNE 25-28
“Some Assembly Required” Week
History, 10 p.m.
If you love duct tape, nuts, bolts and the sweet smell of sawdust, see these shows. The Hardware Store (new), Mon., tours mom & pop stores and “big boxes.” Garage Gadgets, Tues., shows what a typical garage holds (besides cars). More Gadgets (new), Weds., looks at inventions from flashlights to palm pilots. The Tool Bench, Thurs., covers hand tools from caveman days to our modern toolboxes.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26
Great Food: Delia Smith's Chocolate PBS, 5 p.m.
Diets go out the window as expert cook Delia fills up the TV screen with everything chocolate.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
Great Streets: Edinburgh's Royal Mile, With Emmylou Harris
PBS, 8 p.m.
Country-folk singer Emmylou Harris explores a street that has figured in Scotland's history since medieval times. Along the way, she encounters Fringe Festival performers, a jam session of Scots musicians and a garden concert of songs by Robert Burns.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28
Anyplace Wild: Canoeing the Borderline PBS; check local listings for time
Two pairs of brothers canoe the rivers and lakes along the U.S.-Canadian border and camp out along the historic water routes. (A repeat.)
FRIDAY, JUNE 29
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
PBS; check local listings for time
Some Asian-American Buddhists charge that many Americans take up Buddhism and distort it. Kim Lawton reports. Program content subject to last-minute change.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30
EWTN, 8-9:30 p.m.
At 8 p.m., Rock of Truth examines Sts. Peter and Paul and the Church's early days in Rome. At 9 p.m., in The Glory of the Papacy, Dr. Timothy O'Donnell of Christendom College discusses St. Peter and the papacy's founding by Jesus.
— Dan Engler
- June 24-30, 2001