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'How Sherlock Changed the World' shows evolution of modern crime-solving


"How Sherlock Changed the World"
9 p.m. EST Tuesday, PBS (Check local listings)

For fans of Sherlockology, this two-hour BBC documentary will confirm the belief that Sherlock Holmes is the greatest and most influential detective in history, even if he is a fictional character created by a Scottish eye-doctor-turned-writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930).

USCCB committee chair asks Senate to preserve cable access channels


The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Communications has asked the Senate to support a bill that would preserve the presence of community access cable channels on local cable systems.

"I encourage you to support these local channels and the local programming they carry by supporting" the Community Access Preservation Act, said a letter Wednesday to members of the Senate by Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City, the USCCB communications committee chairman.

Four decades as Catholic radio commentator


NCR columnist, Mercy Sister Camille D’Arienzo achieved a remarkable milestone recently. Last month she celebrated her 40th anniversary as a Catholic commentator for 1010 WINS Radio, New York’s all news radio station. In fact, it was the first all news radio station in the nation.

She reflected back on those four decades of radio evangelism in a essay, which we reprint with her permission.

Congratulations, Sr. D’Arienzo!



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