SUNDAY, Oct. 23, 12 p.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
The food that built America
THE STORY From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., these episodes cover pasta, beef, cupcakes and innovations; at 5 p.m., new technologies and the First World War; at 7 p.m., World War II and the post-war years.
MONDAY, October 24, 5:30 p.m., 2:30 a.m.
Transgender Movement: What Catholics Need to Know
EWTN Policy expert Mary Rice Hasson and Center for Ethics and Public Policy President Ryan Anderson discuss how transgender forces have become so powerful. TV-PG.
The series continues all week:
TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1-Nov. 2
All Saints Day and All Saints Day
EWTN At 8 a.m., live, Tuesday is Daily Mass in Irondale, Alabama. (Broadcast at 6:45 p.m.) At noon, live, it’s the Solemn Mass of All Saints at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (Rebroadcast at midnight.) On Wednesday at 6 a.m. live, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass for deceased cardinals and bishops of the year in Saint Peter. (Broadcast at 11:30 a.m.) At 8 a.m., live, it’s Daily mass at Irondale. (Rebroadcast at 7 p.m. and midnight.) At 3 p.m. Day of the Dead Mass and Procession at Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles, California.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 9 p.m.
Nova: Mysteries of the Nazca Desert
PBS Scholars speculate about the makers and purpose of the extensive pre-Columbian Nazca Line drawings carved into the desert soil of southern Peru.
THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 1:30 p.m.
TURNER’S CLASSIC MOVIES A boy learns lessons about faith and manhood in this 1937 navy classic based on Rudyard Kipling’s 1897 novel of the same name. Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy and Lionel Barrymore star. Warning: A tragic accident is at the heart of the plot.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, 3-6 Nov.
Apostolic Visit to Bahrain
EWTN On Thursday in Awali, Pope Francis will visit King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and address officials and diplomats. On Friday, he will address the conference final of the Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence and meet privately with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in Egypt, Sheikh Ahmed el – Tayeb. He will also address the Muslim Council of Elders in a mosque and an ecumenical meeting and prayer for peace at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia. On Saturday, in Awali, he will say Mass at the Bahrain National Stadium and will address the young people of the Sacred Heart School. On Sunday, during a prayer meeting and an Angelus at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Manama, the pope will address bishops, priests, religious, seminarians and pastoral workers.
MONDAY, Nov. 7, 10 a.m., live
Holy Mass of Nazareth
EWTN The Sanctuary of the Annunciation is the site of this special mass.
Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California