TV program notes -- week of Feb. 19

NEW YORK (OSV News) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Feb. 19, with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by OSV News.

Monday, Feb. 20, 8-9 p.m. EST (EWTN) "The Journey Home." On this episode of the weekly conversion-themed show, series host JonMarc Grodi talks with former Protestant minister Trey Plummer (TV-G – general audience).

Monday, Feb. 20, 9-10 p.m. EST (PBS) "Ruthless: Monopoly's Secret History." A look at the origins of one of the world's most popular board games. Part of the series "American Experience" (TV-PG – parental guidance suggested).

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. EST (EWTN) "Holy Mass With the Blessing and Imposition of Ashes." Pope Francis marks the beginning of Lent as he celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass with the blessing and imposition of ashes at Rome's Basilica of Santa Sabina (TV-G – general audience).

Friday, Feb. 24, 9-10 p.m. EST (PBS) "The Magic of Spirituals." In 1990, opera stars Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman teamed up to give a celebrated performance at New York's Carnegie Hall. This "Great Performances" presentation provides viewers with a glimpse behind the scenes of that memorable event (TV-PG – parental guidance suggested).- - - John Mulderig is media reviewer for OSV News.