SATURDAY

Sports

College Basketball. Wake Forest at Virginia (Channel 7, 1:30 p.m.).

College Basketball (CC). Pittsburgh at UCLA (Channel 9 at 2).

Softball. The Pepsi All-Star Softball Game at Baseball City, Fla. (Channel 4, 2:30).

College Basketball. Duke at Notre Dame (Channel 4 at 4).

Golf (CC). Third-round play of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Monterey, Calif. (Channel 9 at 4).

High School Quiz Show

It's Academic. The schools are Anacostia, H.D. Woodson and Paul VI (Channel 4, 10:30 a.m.).

Public Affairs

Evans & Novak. "The Gulf War." With Defense Secretary Richard Cheney (CNN, 12:30 p.m.).

Newsmaker Saturday. "The Gulf War." With Vice President Dan Quayle (CNN, 1:30 p.m.).

American Interests. "The New World Order or Mission Impossible?" With deputy national security adviser Robert Gates (Channel 26 at 2 p.m.).

Inside Washington With Gordon Peterson. Topics include the Persian Gulf War (Channel 9 at 7).

The Cathy Hughes Show. With Howard University President Franklyn Jenifer (Channel 50 at 7).

The Capital Gang. Topics include the gulf war, military aims and the Baltic crackdown; with Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) (CNN at 7).

The McLaughlin Group. Issues are a possible ground war in the gulf, the U.S.-Soviet cease-fire statement and the ACLU's protest over treatment of Arab Americans (Channel 4, 7:30).

22:26 With Maureen Bunyan. "Goals and Plans for the Nation's Capital" is the topic for D.C. Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon (Channel 9, 7:30).

Journalists' Roundtable. Topics include the Persian Gulf War, President Bush's State of the Union address and the postponement of the U.S.-Soviet summit (C-SPAN at 9).

Public Broadcasting

MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour Special Report. "The Persian Gulf War"; in Spanish on the SAP channel. One hour (Channel 26 at 6 p.m.).

Paths of Glory (1957). A French World War I general organizes a futile mission; based on Humphrey Cobb's novel. With Kirk Douglas and Ralph Meeker (Channel 26 at 8).

Primetime Movie

Throw Momma From the Train (CC) (1987). A writing student who wants his mother dead tries to persuade his professor to commit the murder. With Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal and Anne Ramsey (Channel 9 at 9).

Series

Amen (CC). The deacon and his old '50s doo-wop group reunite for a church benefit, with Casey Kasem and Chubby Checker (Channel 4 at 8).

Totally Hidden Video. Videos feature a theme of sibling rivalries. One hour (Channel 5 at 8).

Uncle Buck (CC) has the perfect date for Tia (Channel 9 at 8).

The Fanelli Boys (CC). The mother of Ronnie's girlfriend makes a pass at him (Channel 4, 8:30).

The Golden Girls (CC). In Part I of two, Sophia disapproves of Dorothy's plan to remarry Stan (Channel 4 at 9).

Under Cover (CC). Dylan teams up with a KGB colonel to locate kidnapped NIA director Waugh (Channel 7 at 9).

Empty Nest (CC). Harry thinks it's time for his mentor to retire (Channel 4, 9:30).

Carol & Company (CC). A crotchety old woman is transported to another dimension by a clothes dryer (Channel 4 at 10).

Twin Peaks (CC). Cooper struggles with an adversary, and Donna continues to search for James (Channel 7 at 10).

Dear John (CC). In the conclusion, Kirk and John try to be honest with their new love interests (Channel 4, 10:30).

Late Night

Saturday Night Live (R). With guest host Patrick Swayze and musical guest Mariah Carey (Channel 4, 11:30).

SUNDAY

Sports

College Basketball (CC). DePaul at Georgetown (Channel 9 at noon).

NBA Basketball. Phoenix Suns at Detroit Pistons (Channel 4, 12:30 p.m.); Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers (Channel 4, approx. 3:15 p.m.).

Track and Field. The Mobil 1 Invitational, live from George Mason University (Channel 26 at 1 p.m.).

College Basketball. N.C. State at Georgia Tech (Channel 7 at 2).

Olympic Winterfest: Countdown to Albertville. Men's figure skating (Channel 9, 2:30).

Golf. Final-round play of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Monterey, Calif. (Channel 9, 3:30).

Magazines

Jesse Jackson. "The Lethal Law: Should Teenagers Be Executed?" With Diann Rust-Tierney of the American Civil Liberties Union, former U.S. attorney Joseph E. diGenova, law professor Ernest van den Haag and convicted murderer Paula Cooper (Channel 4 at 8 a.m.).

Sunday Today. Reports on the gulf war, the history of relations between Iran and Iraq, Israeli Ambassador Zalman Shoval and former Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby (Channel 4 at 9 a.m.).

CBS News Sunday Morning (CC). With segments on the effects of war coverage on the public, a Kuwaiti art exhibit in Baltimore, jazz artist Milt Jackson and the oldest Hebrew Bible (Channel 9 at 9).

Capital Edition. Features include the 125th year of the Salvation Army, the legendary boxer Joe Louis and in-studio guest Matthew Lesko of Information U.S.A. (Channel 9, 10:30).

Public Affairs

Capital City Magazine. "Kids and the War" (Channel 5, 8:30 a.m.).

Off the Record. With an analysis of the ground war with Iraq, and discussions on the crackdown in the Baltics and women in combat; with Rep. James Moran (D-Va.) and former senator George McGovern (Channel 5 at 9 a.m.).

Meet the Press (CC). "The War and the Budget." With OMB Director Richard G. Darman and Rep. Les Aspin (D-Wis.) (Channel 4, 10:30).

Newsmaker Sunday. "The Gulf War." With Lt. Gen. Charles Horner, commander of the U.S. Central Command air forces (CNN, 10:30).

Newsforum. With Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) (Channel 4 at 11).

Business World. With Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady (Channel 7 at 11).

This Week With David Brinkley (CC). With Defense Secretary Richard Cheney (Channel 7, 11:30).

Face the Nation with Lesley Stahl (CC). "The Persian Gulf War" (Channel 9, 11:30).

John McLaughlin's One on One. With former national security adviser Robert C. McFarlane (Channel 4 at noon).

Adam Smith's Money World. "The Home Front: War and the Economy" (Channel 26, 12:30 p.m.).

America's Defense Monitor. "Consequences of War in the Gulf." Congressional testimony of former national security officials Adm. William Crowe, Gen. David Jones, James Schlesinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski (Channel 32, 12:30 p.m.).

It's Your Business. "State of the Union." With Washington columnist Tom Oliphant, Peter Hart of Hart Research Associates and public relations executive Craig Fuller (Channel 7 at 1 p.m.).

Booknotes. With columnist and author Carl Rowan (Channel C-SPAN at 8).

America's Black Forum. "Blacks in the Persian Gulf" (Channel 4 at midnight).

Local Series

Working Woman (CC). Interviews with USA Today Publisher Catherine Black and writer Stephanie Mansfield. 30 minutes (Channel 7, 12:30 p.m.).

Public Broadcasting

Masterpiece Theatre 20th Anniversary Favorites: I, Claudius (CC). Caligula assumes the throne of Rome and appoints Claudius co-consul. One hour (Channel 26 at 9).

Primetime Movies

In Broad Daylight (CC) (1991). Small-town residents plot revenge against a terrorizing bully. With Brian Dennehy and Cloris Leachman (Channel 4 at 9).

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Sarah, Plain and Tall (CC) (1991). Glenn Close portrays a New England woman who answers a Midwest farmer's ad for a wife; based on Patricia MacLachlan's novel. With Christopher Walken (Channel 9 at 9).

Miniseries

Son of the Morning Star (CC) (Channel 7 at 9) is previewed by Tom Shales on Page D1.

Series Debut

Sunday Best. Carl Reiner hosts a look at the week in television; contributors include former NBC News anchor Linda Ellerbee, Harry Shearer and Merrill Markoe. One hour (Channel 4 at 7).

Series

Life Goes On (CC). Becca organizes a protest (Channel 7 at 7).

60 Minutes (CC). Reports are on the Persian Gulf War (Channel 9 at 7).

Parker Lewis Can't Lose (CC). Musso's mother visits; with guests Barbara Billingsley and Jerry Mathers (Channel 5, 7:30).

Real Life With Jane Pauley (CC). Segments on economic difficulties and the Soul Children of Chicago (Channel 4 at 8).

In Living Color (CC). Sketches feature Homey the Clown's new restaurant (Channel 5 at 8).

Murder, She Wrote (CC). Cabot Cove's sheriff is accused of murder (Channel 9 at 8).

Expose. Segments include rapes of ocean cruise passengers by crew members (Channel 4, 8:30).

Get a Life! (CC). Chris goes undercover in a police sting (Channel 5, 8:30).

Married ... With Children (CC). Kelly dates an older man (Channel 5 at 9).