TV program notes -- week of April 2, 2023

NEW YORK (OSV News) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of April 2, with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by OSV News.

Sunday, April 2, 4-6:15 a.m. EDT (EWTN) "Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday With Pope Francis." Live broadcast as Pope Francis celebrates the Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday, followed by the Angelus. The events will re-air 7-9:15 p.m. EDT (TV-G – general audience).

Tuesday, April 4, 9-10 p.m. EDT (PBS) "The Sun Queen." This episode of the series "American Experience" profiles inventor Mária Telkes (1900-1995), who spent her career exploring how to harness the sun’s power (TV-PG – parental guidance suggested).

Wednesday, April 5, 8-9 p.m. EDT (EWTN) "The Rite of the Lamp." This ancient Lenten healing liturgy is broadcast from St. Elias Maronite Church in Birmingham, Alabama (TV-G – general audience).

Thursday, April 6, 3:30-5:40 a.m. EDT (EWTN) "Chrism Mass." Live from Rome, Pope Francis celebrates the Chrism Mass, during which sacramental oils are blessed (TV-G – general audience).

Thursday, April 6, 6-8 p.m. EDT (EWTN) "Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper." This Eucharistic liturgy commemorating the Last Supper is broadcast live from Washington's Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (TV-G – general audience).

Friday, April 7, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. EDT (EWTN) "Celebration of the Lord's Passion From Rome." Pope Francis presides over this Solemn Celebration of the Lord's Passion, broadcast live from Vatican City (TV-G – general audience).

Friday, April 7, 6:30-8 p.m. EDT (EWTN) "The Way of the Cross." The Stations of the Cross are celebrated in the presence of Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican (TV-G – general audience).

Friday, April 7, 9-10 p.m. EDT (PBS) "Piazzolla's History with Tango." Hosted by Scott Yoo, this program explores the evolution of the tango. Part of the series "Great Performances: Now Hear This" (TV-PG – parental guidance suggested).

Saturday, April 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m. EDT (EWTN) "Easter Vigil Mass." The most solemn Eucharistic liturgy of the year, presided over by Pope Francis and broadcast live from Rome (TV-G – general audience).- - - John Mulderig is media reviewer for OSV News. Follow him on Twitter @JohnMulderig1.