Weekly TV Picks

All times Eastern


Barns Reborn Home & Garden TV, 9 p.m.

This show follows people as they transform their barns into residences. Those who restore the barns and redecorate them usually try to recreate their early American flavor. Often, they even use some the construction techniques of the original builders.


The 9–11 Year History Channel, 9 p.m.-11 p.m.

Six specials (one each on Monday and Wednesday, and two each on Tuesday and Thursday) recount the history of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, recall the 9–11 attacks and recovery efforts, assess the war on terror and supply historical perspective on the overall situation. Relics from the Rubble, at 10 p.m. Tuesday, is especially interesting, because it looks at the intricate process of finding, preserving and archiving objects from the attacks. Some items constitute crime-scene evidence; others will become parts of memorials, such as an entire fire truck. The architectural firm Voorsanger and Associates is handling the job. All six shows will re-air on Sept. 11.


Out There: Ice Riders National Geographic Channel, 11 a.m.

Two modern-day explorers, Paul Schurke and his daughter Bria, traverse the North Pole regions that Robert Peary and Matthew Henson crossed in 1909.


Attack on the Pentagon A & E, 10 p.m.

This “Minute by Minute” installment recounts the 9–11 strike against the Pentagon.


Mother Teresa: Seeing the Face of Jesus EWTN, 4 p.m.

On the fifth anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, this 30-minute animated video tells children her life story. This holy Catholic sister recognized “Jesus in distressing disguise” in each and every one of the helpless, ignored and destitute people whom she and her sisters rescued, nursed and, above all, loved.


Religion & Ethics Newsweekly PBS, 5 p.m.

Mary Alice Williams follows a Christian family and a Jewish one as they each grieve for a loved one lost on 9–11. Deryl Davis surveys how people of various faiths conceive of “sacred space” at the WTC site. Program content is subject to change without notice.


Rough ‘n’ Ready Saturday Hallmark Channel, noon-5 p.m.

At noon is High Chaparral (1967–1971), with Leif Erickson and Linda Cristal. At 1 p.m. is The Rifleman (1958–1963), with Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford. At 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. is Rawhide (1959–1966), with Eric Fleming, Sheb Wooley and a young Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates. Advisory: at 4 p.m., The Young Riders (1989–1992), with Anthony Zerbe, is another example of this programming.

Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California.