Saturday, February 25, 2006

Winter Olympics

The men's hockey final (Channel 4 at 8 a.m.), a figure skating recap (USA Network at 11 a.m.); men's cross-country skiing final (Channel 4 at 4) and the Closing Ceremonies (Channel 4 at 7).


Golf. The World Golf Championships (ESPN2 at 10:30 a.m.; Channel 7 at 2:30 p.m.).

NBA Basketball. Cleveland at Detroit (Channel 7 at noon); Boston at Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN at 7:30).

College Basketball. Michigan State at Indiana (Channel 9 at noon); Villanova at Connecticut (Channel 9 at 2); Florida at Alabama (Channel 9 at 4); Maryland at North Carolina (CSN at 5:30); California at Washington (CSN at 8).

Women's College Basketball. Georgia Tech at Miami (CSN at 1); Nebraska at Oklahoma (ESPN2 at 2); Towson at George Mason (CSN at 3); Texas Tech at Texas (ESPN2 at 4).

Auto Racing. The Auto Club 500 (Channel 5, 3:30).

Public Affairs

Fox News Sunday. Homeland security adviser Frances Fragos Townsend and Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) square off on the Dubai ports deal and Iraqi violence; an interview with Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) on his political future; and a profile of Redskins Coach Joe Gibbs (Channel 5 at 9 a.m.).

This Week. Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) address the ports hubbub and Iraq; Richard Gere addresses the AIDS epidemic in India; and a roundtable with The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne, former Pentagon spokeswoman Torie Clarke and Newsweek International's Fareed Zakaria (Channel 7 at 9 a.m.).

Sunday Morning reports on the abundance of electronic choices for consumers; plus a segment on how a logo is made (Channel 9 at 9 a.m.).

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations discusses the violence in Iraq, port security and the Muhammad cartoon controversy (Channel 32 at 9 a.m.).

Inside Washington. Topics are port security, the potential for Iraqi civil war and abortion politics (Channel 7 at 10 a.m.).

Think Tank concludes a two-part interview with "President Reagan" author Richard Reeves (Channel 26 at 10 a.m.).

Reliable Sources. CNN's John Roberts and Frank Sesno and CBS's Gloria Borger look at coverage of Iraq and the U.S.-Dubai ports deal; Laurel Leff talks about her book "Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper"; and a blog update with's Walter Shapiro and Glenn Reynolds of (CNN at 10 a.m.).

Capital Sunday. Prince George's County state's attorney Glenn F. Ivey and Marilyn Morey of the U.S. Attorney's Office address teen criminals; plus an interview with Ana Marie Cox on her book "Dog Days" (Channel 7, 10:30 a.m.).

Face the Nation. The topics are ports and Iraq, with national security adviser Stephen Hadley and Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) (Channel 9, 10:30 a.m.).

Meet the Press. Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) discuss the ports controversy and Iraq; an interview with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Channel 4 at 11 a.m.).

Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer interviews Stephen Hadley on port security; Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie assesses the violence in his country; and Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) debate foreign affairs (CNN at 11 a.m.).

The Chris Matthews Show. Topics are the ports uproar and a potential Roe v. Wade showdown, with The Washington Post's Dana Milbank and Terry Neal, MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell and Washington Monthly's Amy Sullivan (Channel 4 at noon).

Q&A. With creator Glenn Reynolds (C-SPAN at 8 and 11 p.m.).

John McLaughlin's One on One. "Winning the Race" author John McWhorter talks about the future of racial equality (NewsChannel 8 at 9).

Public Broadcasting

Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House concludes with the search for slimy lawyer Tulkinghorn's murderer, the reappearance of Esther's old flame and the resolution of the Jarndyce will (Channels 22 and 26 at 9).


60 Minutes reports on the small percentage of the cargo containers that arrive in the United States that are inspected by U.S. Customs; plus an interview with a doctor who injected human stem cells into paralyzed rats and saw them walk again (Channel 9 at 7).

Cable Series

THS Investigates reports on the three Capitol Hill interns, including Chandra Levy, who were murdered between 1998 and 2001 (E! at 8).

Season Finale

Dancing With the Stars. A champion will be crowned at the end of the show, but first the three remaining couples must dance in a style of their choice. In addition, the seven previously eliminated celebrities return and Mary J. Blige performs. Two hours (Channel 7 at 8).


The Simpsons. Lisa gives Groundskeeper Willy an extreme makeover and Homer splits his beloved blue pants (Channel 5 at 8).

The War at Home. Vicky's old friend, whom Dave secretly slept with in college, pays a visit (Channel 5, 8:30).

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (R). Last season's gory two-hour finale, directed by Quentin Tarantino (Channel 9 at 9).

Grey's Anatomy. Meredith and George are at each other's throats at work, while Bailey treats Addison for an unusual feminine issue (Channel 7 at 10).

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