Weekly TV Picks
All times Eastern
SUNDAY, MAY 30
National Memorial Day Concert
PBS, 8 p.m., live
For next week's 60th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of France on Jun. 6, 1944, the National Symphony Orchestra plays patriotic themes and guest stars perform dramatic readings against a backdrop of documentary film footage.
SUNDAY, MAY 30
The World War II Memorial: A Testament to Freedom
PBS, 9:30 p.m.
This special about the new memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C., takes us to the design studios, quarries and foundries involved. It also lets us hear the reminiscences of prominent World War II combat vets, including actor James Arness, pilot Chuck Yeager, Sen. Daniel Inouye, Bob Dole and George McGovern.
The Creative Life
PBS, 5 p.m.
Each 30-minute segment in this new 13-part series offers tips on fun projects around home, inside and out. Tonight's topic is “Garden Delights.”
JUNE, VARIOUS DATES
Dr. Gary Small's Memory Bible
PBS, check local listings
In this special, Dr. Small, director of the UCLA Memory Clinic and the UCLA Center on Aging, explains how to better understand our brains and take care of them. He demonstrates a “brain fitness” program.
The Four Points
Familyland TV, 9:30 a.m.
Father Kevin Barrett, chaplain of the Catholic Familyland Apostolate, explains the four main points of Pope John Paul II's Marian spirituality.
The Rosary for Children
EWTN, 4 p.m.
Starting Jun. 2, this series presents each of the Mysteries of the Rosary in animation.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2
D-Day: Down to Earth: Return of the 507th
PBS, 8 p.m.
In 2002, D-Day veterans of the 507th Parachute Regiment held a reunion in Normandy to salute their fallen comrades in arms and the French people who aided their unit.
THURSDAY, JUNE 3
Food Network, 4:30 p.m.
Answering viewers’ requests, chef Sara Moulton shows us how to make chicken tortilla soup, Sloppy Joes and cheesecake.
SATURDAY, JUNE 5
The Belmont Stakes
NBC, 5:30 p.m., live
After undefeated Smarty Jones won this year's Kentucky Derby, he won the Preakness, and by a record 11-1/2 lengths. Can he complete the third leg of the Triple Crown, a prize no horse has won since Affirmed in 1978? If he does, his owners win a $5 million bonus from Visa.
Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California.
- May 30-June 5, 2004