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SUNDAY, NOV. 11

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EWTN, 9:30 a.m..

Register features correspondent Tim Drake discusses his book There We Stood, Here We Stand, about 11 Lutherans’ conversions. To be rebroadcast Monday, Nov. 12, at 3 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, NOV. 11

Dogs: The Early Years

PBS, 8 p.m.

This “Nature” installment tells how to select the breed and puppy that's right for you, how to give your puppy proper care and training and how to compensate for his separation from his mama. In one segment, Missy, a 10-year-old girl, tends future guide dog “Judson,” a golden retriever.

SUNDAY, NOV. 11

The “I Love Lucy” 50th Anniversary Special

CBS, 9 p.m.

This two-hour fun fest about the comedy series (1951-1961) that starred Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley features segments from memorable episodes, anecdotes from guest stars and appearances by Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr.

MONDAY, NOV. 12

The Mystery of the Sphinx

Travel, 10 p.m.

This hour-long show offers new theories about the age and construction of the Sphinx.

TUESDAY, NOV. 13

NOVA: Bioterror

PBS, 9 p.m.

The germ-warfare capabilities of terrorist groups and Iraq are this program's subject.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14

Mother Angelica Live

EWTN, 8 p.m.

Sudan-born Catholic Bishop Macram Max Gassis explains his efforts to make the world care about Sudan's minority Christians and animists, who are victimized by civil war and persecuted by the Muslim regime in Khartoum.

THURSDAY, NOV. 15

Leif Ericson: Voyages of a Viking

Biography, 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.

Evangelization was one motive of Catholic convert Leif Ericson, a Norse Icelander who made voyages to Greenland and Vinland in the early 11th century.

FRIDAY, NOV. 16

Pilgrimage: A Rediscovery of Catholic Tradition

EWTN, 10 p.m.

This documentary covers the four-day celebration in Rome, in Oct. 1998, of the 10th anniversary of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and of Ecclesia Dei, Pope John Paul II's motu proprio that urged bishops to be generous in making the Tridentine Latin Mass available. The Holy Father and Cardinals Mayer, Ratzinger and Stickler appear in the video, along with hundreds of priests and seminarians.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17

Woman Clothed with the Sun: Beauraing and Banneux

EWTN, 8 p.m.

The Blessed Mother visited children in Belgium — 33 times in Beauraing in late 1932 and early 1933, and several times in Banneux in early 1933.

Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California.

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.