Weekly TV Picks

All times Eastern


Sports Center ESPN; check listings for times

Hear all the latest news and game highlights from the major U.S. sports, along with expert commentary and entertaining banter.


Weekend Explorer PBS; check local listings for time

Debuting this month, this 13-episode series follows host Jeffrey Lehmann as he tours scenic wilderness areas in Alaska, California, New Mexico and Utah and discusses their landmarks, wildlife and history.


Moneywise with Kelvin Boston PBS; check local listings for time

In this series, Boston seeks to help people whose yearly income is $25,000-$100,000. He explains how people can increase their net worth by becoming familiar with financial planning strategies and by using their resources efficiently — and prudently.


Jewish Roots of Catholicism (Part 2) EWTN, 8 p.m.

In this hour-long program, the second in a three-part series, convert Bob Fishman explores Catholic rites and celebrations and their links to Judaism.


The Rockies Biography

This four-part “Lifespan” traces the modern history of America's “purple mountain majesties.” At 8 p.m., Great Explorers follows the routes of Lewis and Clark and of John Wesley Powell. At 9 p.m., Striking It Rich tells of Horace Tabor's silver strike and the Coors brewery. At 10 p.m., War & Disaster covers tragedies between 1857 and 1949. At 11 p.m., Taming the Mountains describes the feats of engineering — and heroism — that roped and saddled the great peaks with railways and highways.


The Lamb's Supper EWTN, 10:30 p.m.

In this series, convert and author Scott Hahn discusses the Mass in the context of the Book of the Apocalypse (a.k.a. Revelation) and its many keys to the Holy Sacrifice. To be rebroadcast Sundays at 1:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 2 p.m.


Secrets of Lost Empires PBS; check local listings for time

In “Pharaoh's Obelisk,” this second in a three-part series on successive Tuesday nights, experts return to Egypt to try to stand up a 15-ton concrete replica obelisk that defied their efforts in 1994. This time, they have an ingenious new method to try.


The Hidden Tomb of Antiochus History, 8 p.m.

This “History's Mysteries” installment examines an extensive site atop 7,000 ft. Mt. Nemrud in southern Turkey that an ancient inscription says is the burial place of King Antiochus I of Commagene (mid-1st century B.C.). The U.S. archaeologist Theresa Goell studied the site between 1953 and 1973 and solved many of its mysteries, but not all.

Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California.