Dec. 17 TV picks: 'Christmas in Washington,' Palin on 'Good Morning America'
Robin Roberts heads to Alaska on "Good Morning America" (ABC at 7 a.m.) to interview Sarah Palin, who talks about her latest book and life in Wasilla.
President Obama and the first family enjoy a celebrity-filled concert on "Christmas in Washington" (TNT at 9 p.m.), taped Sunday at the National Building Museum and hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, with performances from Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox, Andrea Bocelli, Maxwell, Miranda Cosgrove and "Glee's" Matthew Morrison.
Even though Stacy and Clinton cheerily try to show a sour, 26-year-old athletic trainer how much she has going for her on "What Not to Wear" (TLC at 9), the woman remains cynical as the fashion experts attempt to give her a life makeover.
In case you missed CBS specials "I Get That a Lot," in which celebs such as Heidi Klum and Paris Hilton try to fool unsuspecting people by posing as employees at a pizza store and gas station, respectively, you can see a 30-minute compilation of the show's highlights on CBS at 9:30.
Is it really the end of the year if no one was debating what was the best part? Getting in the countdown spirit, VH1 looks at the "Top 40 Videos of 2010" (at 9) in a two-hour special.
Looking at the smaller number of products "Made in America" these days, "Modern Marvels" (History at 9) checks out what's still made in this country, which means a trip to a flag manufacturer and another to a shoe factory.
Fact: Some people have too much stuff. However, this does not sit well with "lifestyle organizer" Star Hansen, who helps families with cluttered households on "Stuffocating" (TLC at 10).
The group takes a dangerous journey to Tibet on "Sanctuary" (Syfy at 10), and Adam is very unhappy that Magnus was allowed to go into the city without his supervision.
Things are getting tense on "Gold Rush: Alaska" (Discovery at 10), especially when the families come for a visit and are skeptical about the amount of gold that exists.
"20/20" (ABC at 10) features a special program called "Be the Change: Save a Life," which reports on six health problems across the world and new technologies that could help some of the poorest nations.
Actors Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro unite for an interview on "Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS at 11:35), marking De Niro's first time on the show.
Owen Wilson visits "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC at 11:35), along with actress Elle Fanning and musical guests Lyle Lovett with Kat Edmonson.
- Emily Yahr