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TV program notes -- week of Sept. 16, 2018


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NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Sept. 16 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

Sunday, Sept. 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m. EDT (EWTN) "Haydn: The Creation." The Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and Radio Choir perform Joseph Haydn's oratorio "The Creation," which depicts the formation of our planet and its life forms as portrayed in the Book of Genesis, the Psalms and John Milton's "Paradise Lost." An "In Concert" presentation (TV-Y -- all children).

Monday, Sept. 17, 8-10 p.m. EDT (Fox) "Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes." This special, narrated by actor Liev Schreiber, features footage of California's Spahn Ranch, where the Mason "Family" lived, as well as interviews with members of the notorious gang (TV-14/DLSV -- parents strongly cautioned; intensely suggestive dialogue, strong coarse language, intense sexual situations, intense violence).

Monday, Sept. 17, 10-11:30 p.m. EDT (PBS) "93 Queen." Filmmaker Paula Eiselt's documentary profiles Hasidic women creating an all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. A "POV" presentation (TV-PG -- parental guidance suggested).

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 8-9 p.m. EDT (PBS) "The Amazing Human Body." First episode of a three-part miniseries exploring the internal mechanics of the human body. This installment, titled "Grow," examines how humans develop from a single cell into beings with more than 37 trillion cells. The second and third hour-long episodes follow immediately, 9-11 p.m. EDT (TV-PG -- parental guidance suggested).

Friday, Sept. 21, 8-9 p.m. EDT (EWTN) "Encounter With Padre Pio." This biography of the saint (1887-1968) features footage of him, his monastery and the ceremony of his beatification, along with commentary by his close friend, Msgr. Giancarlo Setti (TV-Y -- all children).

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Mulderig is on the staff of Catholic News Service.

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