Weekly TV Picks
All times Eastern
SUNDAY, MARCH 28
Foods in the Bible Food Network, 9 p.m.
At 9 p.m.,a Miracle Foods of the Bible analyzes the health benefits of foods mentioned in Scripture. At 10 p.m., Ancient Recipes: Foods of Bible Times compares ancient and modern methods of preparing bread, olives, fish and other staples.
MONDAY, MARCH 29
The Journey Home EWTN, 8 p.m.
Deacon Michael Ross recounts his conversion from Judaism. Marcus Grodi hosts.
TUESDAY, MARCH 30
Nova: Hunt for the Supertwister PBS, 8 p.m.
Spectacular footage of Midwest tornadoes and 3-D graphics from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications highlight this edge-of-your-seat special. Two scientists from the University of Oklahoma try different methods of predicting twisters — driving around to collect data on actual storms and creating virtual tornadoes by computer.
TUESDAY, MARCH 30
Wild West Tech History Channel, 10 p.m.
Actor Keith Carradine hosts this brand-new series on the then cutting-edge technology that gave the Wild West some surprisingly advanced touches, such as the telegraph, the telephone, repeating firearms, mining equipment and elements of cowboy gear.
APRIL, VARIOUS DATES
A Celebration of Faiths: The Papal Concert of Reconciliation 2004 PBS, check local listings
In this ecumenical event funded by the Knights of Columbus, Pope John Paul II hosted Christians, Jews and Muslims at the Vatican on Jan. 17. The Pittsburgh Symphony performed the world premiere of “Abraham,” a motet by John Harbison, plus three movements from Mahler's Symphony No. 2, “The Resurrection.” Also performing: choirs from the Ankara Polyphonic and the Krakow and London Philharmonics.
THURSDAY, APRIL 1
Frontline: Ghosts of Rwanda PBS, 9 p.m.
This two-hour special details deliberate decisions in 1994 by the U.S. government, European powers and the United Nations to do nothing as the Hutu-led government of Rwanda carried out a three-month, systematic genocide of 800,000 members of the Tutsi tribe and Hutu opponents of the regime. Officials, diplomats and survivors tell their stories.
FRIDAY, APRIL 2
American Hot Rod Discovery Channel, 10 p.m.
Most Americans love beautiful automobiles, and some of the very best are the hot rods that Boyd Coddington of La Habra, Calif., has customized in recent decades.
SATURDAY, APRIL 3
Fresh from the Garden Do It Yourself Network, 2:30 p.m.
In each episode of this new 13-part series, gardening expert Joe Lamp'l digs into a different topic. He does all the spadework on the fundamentals and finer points of growing flowers and corn, potatoes, tomatoes and many more vegetables. Premiere.
Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California.
- March 28-April 3, 2004