Here are some television program notes for the week of Sept. 30 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. 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT (EWTN) "The Little Flower in Africa." This program offers a look at the first tour of the relics of St. Therese of Lisieux in South Africa, a review of the life of St. Therese and her "Little Way" to holiness; an overview of Carmelite spirituality; and a brief history of the Catholic Church in South Africa (TV-G -- general audience).
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 9-11 p.m. EDT (PBS) "Presidential Debate." This "PBS NewsHour" special report presents live coverage and analysis of the first presidential candidates' debate, which will focus on domestic policy.
Thursday, Oct. 4, 10-11:30 p.m. EDT (PBS) "Give Up Tomorrow." Filmmaker Michael Collins' documentary examines one of the most sensational trials in the history of the Philippines. Part of the series "POV" (TV-14 -- parents strongly cautioned).
Saturday, Oct. 6, 8-10 p.m. EDT (EWTN) "Teresa de Jesus." First two episodes of an eight-part miniseries on the life of the Spanish saint and mystic Teresa of Avila (1515-1582). The first part begins in Ortigosa, Spain, in the summer of 1538, and introduces Teresa of Ahumada, as she was then known; the second part opens in August 1539, as Teresa struggles with serious illness. In Spanish with English subtitles. The series continues with back-to-back episodes Saturdays through Oct. 27, 8-10 p.m. EDT each night.