This is a scene from the TV show "When Disaster Strikes" airing on PBS Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, 10-11 p.m. EST. CNS photo/PBS
This is a scene from the TV show "When Disaster Strikes" airing on PBS Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, 10-11 p.m. EST. CNS photo/PBS
NEW YORK – Here are some television program notes for the week of Jan. 3 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

Monday, Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. EST (EWTN) "Holy Mass on the 200th Anniversary of the Death of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton." Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore is scheduled to serve as celebrant at this eucharistic liturgy, broadcast live from the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland (TV-G – general audience).

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 4-5 a.m. EST (EWTN) "Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord." Live broadcast from St. Peter's Basilica as Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the feast of the Epiphany. The liturgy will be rerun 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST (TV-G – general audience).

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 10-11 p.m. EST (A&E) "Nature Gone Wild." First two back-to-back episodes of a new series that follows professional guide and explorer Greg Aiello as he highlights and analyzes footage of unusual occurrences in nature.

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 10-11 p.m. EST (PBS) "When Disaster Strikes." First episode of a three-part miniseries that explores the mechanics of disaster relief. This installment, titled "A Perfect Storm: Mozambique," focuses on the aftermath of 2019's Cyclone Idai. The series continues Wednesdays through Jan. 20, 10-11 p.m. EST each night (TV-PG – parental guidance suggested).

Friday, Jan. 8, 9-11 p.m. EST (PBS) "A Thousand Cuts." This episode of the series "Frontline" examines Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on the press – and his prime target, journalist Maria Ressa.

Saturday, Jan. 9, 8-11 p.m. EST (History) "Rise of Empires: Ottoman." First three back-to-back episodes of a six-part Turkish series recounting Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II's 15th-century campaign to conquer the Byzantine Empire's capital of Constantinople. The miniseries concludes Sunday, Jan. 10, 8-11 p.m. EST (TV-MA – mature audience only).

Mulderig is on the staff of Catholic News Service.