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

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"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

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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

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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!

'Return to Downton Abbey' previews show's dip into the Roaring '20s

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"Return to Downtown Abbey," No. 2
PBS: 9 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 1 (check local listings)

In the run-up to the premiere of season four of the international hit drama "Downton Abbey" on Sunday, Jan. 5, PBS is airing a special that recaps the first three seasons and previews the new one. Get ready to experience the Roaring '20s. Without fundraising breaks, this preview lasts about an hour. I have a feeling this preshow will be used as a PBS fundraiser again (as they did last year) and will wander into the 90-minute/two-hour zone, so you might want to set your DVRs.

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