Weekly TV Picks
All times Eastern
SUNDAY, FEB. 1
Phil Simms’ All-Iron Team Old School
CBS, 1 p.m.
The first thing everyone knows about football is that you have to be a tough cookie to play it. Toughness is the standard that ex-quar terback Phil Simms uses in picking his personal all-star National Football League team.
MON.-FRI., FEB. 2-6
EWTN Gallery: Religious Orders and Vocations
EWTN, 4:30 a.m., 6 p.m.
You'll be inspired, and with God's grace maybe even find your calling, as you watch these half-hour shows. Monday: The cloistered Sisters of St. Clare in KwaZulu-Natal. Tuesday: Mount St. Mar y's Seminar y in Emmitsburg, Md. Wednesday: The cloistered Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Thursday: The Legionaries of Christ. Friday: The School Sisters of Christ the King and the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows.
TUESDAY, FEB. 3
Nova: Dogs and More Dogs
PBS, 8 p.m.
Did early man tame wolves, or did the beasts domesticate themselves by frequenting early garbage dumps? With a light touch that employs cartoons, witty commentary and fun film footage of modern dogs, this show tries to answer that and other questions about the human-Fido equation. The program also scans current scientific knowledge about our canine friends. John Lithgow narrates. Advisory: Not suitable viewing for cats.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4
Extreme Engineering: Widening the Panama Canal
Discovery Channel, 10 p.m.
Completed 90 years ago, the Panama Canal is too small for many of today's giant cargo ships. In this show, engineers calculate how the canal could be widened.
FRIDAY, FEB. 6
Destination: Long Island
Travel Channel, 8 p.m.
Long Island is long — 125 miles long, in fact. This special takes fond looks at the island's beautiful coastline, vineyards and other attractions. Re-airs at 11 a.m. on Feb. 7.
FRIDAY, FEB. 6
A & E, 9 p.m.
Cats outnumber dogs as pets in the United States. That's just one of the many facts you'll hear in this fun and thorough two-hour special on the place of kitties in history, culture and our homes and hear ts. Advisory: Not suitable viewing for dogs.
SATURDAY, FEB. 7
NBC, 3 p.m.
The 97th edition of this venerable indoor track-and-field meet at Madison Square Garden, held yesterday, included the shot put and the 600-yard race, events long absent. This year's games featured new competitions, including 1,000-yard and 500-yard races for women, a mile for male collegians and new sprint, dash and hurdles contests. Runner Marion Jones, now a mom, was set to compete for the first time since 2002.
Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California.
- February 1-7, 2004