Weekly TV Picks

SUNDAY, OCT. 17

All American Festivals

Food Network, 2:30 p.m.

Everything's big in Alaska, and that includes the king salmon, the halibut and the king crab. We can sample them all, or at least wish we could, as we take this guided tour of the Kodiak Seafood Festival.

MONDAY, OCT. 18

Uncorrupted: The Story of Rose Prince

EWTN, 5 p.m.

Rose Prince (1915-1949), a member of the Carrier Nation, studied and taught at the Lejac Residential Indian School near Fraser Lake, British Columbia. This documentary interviews her associates and notes that she was found incorrupt two years after her death at age 33.

MONDAY, OCT. 18

Fort Niagara: The Struggle for a Continent

PBS, 10:30 p.m.

Because it controlled the gateway to the Great Lakes, Fort Niagara — at the mouth of the Niagara River in Youngstown, N.Y. — was fought over by the French, Indians, British and Americans from the 17th to the 19th centuries. This 30-minute documentary uses archival material, commentary and reenactments to chronicle the fort's exciting history.

TUESDAY, OCT. 19

Designers' Challenge

Home & Garden TV, 3:30 p.m.

Designers look at ways to make the kitchen and den more family-friendly in the home of Steve and Ellen Klinenberg, who have two little girls and a baby on the way.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20

Quest for the Phoenicians

PBS, 9 p.m.

This “National Geographic Special” investigates the ancient seafarers of Phoenicia and their widespread commerce. Explorer Robert Ballard uses a robotic vessel to find shipwrecks, a Spanish archaeologist searches a cave at the bottom of the Rock of Gibraltar, and a geneticist uses DNA to trace the Phoenicians' sphere of influence.

THURSDAY, OCT. 21

Life on the Rock

EWTN, 8 p.m., live

Father Francis Mary's guest is Christopher West, an expert on Pope John Paul II's theology of the body. Re-airs Friday at 1 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Sunday at 11 p.m.

FRIDAY, OCT. 22

Classroom: Edgar Allan Poe

A&E, 7 a.m.

This bio of poet and author Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) recounts his triumphs and tragedies. In 1845, his book The Raven and Other Poems contained a “Catholic Hymn” with the lines, “In joy and wo(e) — in good and ill — Mother of God, be with me still!”

SATURDAY, OCT. 23

2004 World Series

Fox, 7:30 p.m.

The teams weren't set as of our deadline, but no matter which teams play, you won't want to miss this opening game of baseball's thrilling fall classic.

Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California.

President Donald Trump during his speech at a "Thank You" Tour rally held at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.

President Trump: ‘Faith in God’ Helps Unite Nation

In an apparent reference to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and months of demonstrations and civil unrest across several U.S. cities over racial justice issues, Trump said that faith was an important support for civil and national unity.