TV highlights: A three-part Civil War retrospective


"The Governor's Wife" on A&E follows Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards and his tempestuous relationship with his wife, Trina. (Richard Knapp/A&E)

When hotel event planner Rachel breaks up with her cheating boyfriend, she decides to start Internet dating in “The Husband She Met Online” (Lifetime at 8 p.m. Saturday). She meets a charming man named Craig who seems perfect — attractive, romantic and fun — but since this is a Lifetime movie, nothing can be as good as it seems.

The sixth installment of the channel’s highest-rated and longest-running original movie series, “The Good Witch’s Destiny” (Hallmark at 9), airs and stars Catherine Bell as enchantress Cassie Nightingale.

Edward Norton hosts “Saturday Night Live” (NBC at 11:30) with musical guest Janelle Monáe.

Sunday talk shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 7:30 a.m.) interviews Energy Information Administration’s Lynn Westfall; “This Week in Defense News” (WUSA at 8) has Gen. Ray Odierno; “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features the Brookings Institution’s Farzad Mostashari; “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) of Louisiana and Reps. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.); “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has U.S. Energy Association’s Barry K. Worthington; “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.).

“Government Matters” (WJLA at 9:30) hosts National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Adam Sedgewick and FCW’s Frank Konkel; “This Week” (ABC at 10) features former vice president Dick Cheney; “Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Hughes and Politico’s Jake Sherman; “This Is America & the World” (WETA at 10 a.m., WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has Govs. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.) and John Kasich (R-Ohio); “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.); “Bloomberg Government’s Capitol Gains” (Bloomberg TV at 11:30) has Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.).

Sunday night, a three-part documentary miniseries titled “Civil War 360” (Smithsonian Channel at 8) explores one of the most divisive eras in American history. Celebrity hosts Ashley Judd, Trace Adkins and Dennis Haysbert each helm an hour-long program that takes viewers back to a time when their ancestors — and those of many viewers — were involved in the conflict.

“The Governor’s Wife” (A&E at 10) follows former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards and his 35-year-old wife, Trina, as they attempt to bring a new addition to their unique family. Edwin shocked the state when he married Trina Grimes Scott, a woman 50 years his junior. They became pen pals while Edwin was serving an 81 / 2-year prison sentence for bribery and extortion — charges stemming from his tenure as governor — and married when he was released.

— Rachel Lubitz

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