Weekly TV Picks

All times Eastern

SUNDAY, FEB. 29

Log Home Living

Home & Garden TV, 9 p.m.

This new special is about contemporary log dwellings. Despite modern innovations in construction materials, we still hark back to the good old trees God has given us.

MARCH, VARIOUS DATES

Musical Specials

PBS, check local listings

Two shows stand out among PBS’ pledge specials this month. Daniel O'donnell: Songs of Faith presents the singer and others in a performance taped in Dublin. Irish Tenors: Live in Belfast, first aired in 2000, features Anthony Kearns, Ronan Tynan and Finbar Wright in solos and teaming up on “Ireland, Mother Ireland” and more.

MONDAY, MARCH 1

The Journey Home

EWTN, 8 p.m.

Host Marcus Grodi interviews ex-Lutheran minister Noah Lett. Re-airs Tuesday at 1 a.m. and 10 a.m., and Saturday at 11 p.m.

MONDAY, MARCH 1

Hitler's Search for the Holy Grail

PBS, 10 p.m.

Adolf Hitler and his Nazi henchmen presaged the New Age in their descent into neo-paganism and the occult. The SSAhnenerbe (“ancestral heritage”) unit made up a genocidal ideology based on fantasies about Atlantis, an ancient German “master race” and the Holy Grail (sought not from reverence, of course, but with evil intent).

TUESDAY, MARCH 2

Nova: Life and Death in the War Zone

PBS, 8 p.m.

A Nova camera crew spent weeks last year with the 21st Combat Support Hospital as it treated U.S. and Iraqi casualties. Among the wounded were many civilians, including children maimed by “dud” bombs. Advisory: Casualty scenes, so not for children.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3

Secrets of the Dead: Killer Flu

PBS, 8 p.m.

Hoping to head off a similar massive outbreak today, U.S. and British scientists and medical experts are searching for clues about the influenza pandemic of 1918 that killed perhaps 40 million and why it spread so rapidly around the globe.

THURSDAY, MARCH 4

The True Story of Hidalgo

History Channel, 8 p.m.

The so-far-unreleased Disney film Hidalgo notwithstanding, the Long Riders Guild and historians say Frank T. Hopkins fabricated his claims of friendship with Wild West heroes and of winning long-distance races with Hidalgo, an American paint horse.

FRIDAY, MARCH 5

Loading Docks

History Channel, 10 p.m.

The products we purchase and the food we buy come to us via truck, ship, plane and train, but they don't reach store shelves by themselves. This is the story of the efficient and hardworking crews who keep commerce flowing at our loading docks.

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