Weekly TV Picks

SUNDAY, OCT. 16

Remembering

Pope John Paul II

Familyland TV

This tribute takes place on the 27th anniversary of the late Pope's election. At 1 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Musical Tribute to John Paul II. At 1 and 8 p.m., Spirit of John Paul II: Stories of His Interior Life. At 7 p.m., In the Footsteps of Peter, a “Be Not Afraid Family Hour” looks at the Pope's thoughts about his callings as priest and pope.

SUNDAY, OCT. 16

Alaska's Arctic Wildlife

Travel Channel, 9 p.m.

The Land of the Midnight Sun is home to many fascinating Arctic species.

MONDAY, OCT. 17

The Journey Home

EWTN, 8 p.m.

Host Marcus Grodi's guest is True Knights founder Ken Henderson, a convert from pornography addiction who promotes “7 Steps to Freedom and Purity.” Re-airs Oct. 18 at 1 and 10 a.m. and Oct. 22 at 11 p.m. Also, don't miss The Best of The Journey Home Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 18

Unwrapped: High-Tech

Food Network, 7:30 p.m.

Find out what's cooking for the future of foods in this look at a kitchen of tomorrow, NASA space chefs, Internet shopping carts and high-tech packaging and trash bags.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19

Meet the Ancestors:

Lost City of Roman Britain

History International, 10 p.m.

In Hampshire, England, only a few traces remain of ancient Calleva, once a major city and administrative center in the Roman “county” of Atrebates. Experts “rebuild” the entire city via computer graphics, and historians explain the whys of its demise.

THURSDAY, OCT. 20

Life on the Rock

EWTN, 8 p.m.

Father Francis Mary's guest is baseball slugger Mike Sweeney, the clutch-hitting first baseman of the Kansas City Royals. A cleanup hitter with a .304 lifetime batting average, Mike quotes Scripture readily, speaks at churches and schools and always makes Mass a priority in his busy baseball-season schedule.

FRIDAY, OCT. 21

Classroom: Jules Verne

A&E, 7 a.m.

The travel and adventure novels of French author Jules Verne (1828-1905) employed solid scientific knowledge and included often uncannily accurate sketches of the future.

SATURDAY, OCT. 22

The World Series

Fox, 8 p.m.

The American League and National League champions face off in the first game of their annual best-of-seven game Fall Classic.

Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California.

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy