* This afternoon, "Arthur" returns for a fourth season on WETA.

* Tonight, "The List" debuts on VH1.

* A "20/20" interview with former president George Bush on WJLA.

* Plus, the Bills vs. Dolphins on WJLA.

Public Affairs

American Presidents: Life Portraits profiles Herbert Hoover from his presidential library in West Branch, Iowa (C-SPAN at 9 a.m.).

Children's Season Debut

Arthur (CC). That lovable aardvark returns for a fourth season; today, D.W. gets her own library card while Arthur struggles with internal rage (Channel 26 at 5 p.m.).

Cable Series Premiere

The List. The nightly series features celebrities talking about music; first up, Illeana Douglas, Melissa Etheridge, Kathy Najimy, French Stewart and Spin magazine editor Alan Light debate the best song of all time. 30 minutes (VH1 at 7).


NFL Football (CC). Buffalo at Miami (Channel 7 at 9).

Public Broadcasting

Red Files (CC). In Part 2, four-star Soviet athletes discuss their place in the government sports program launched in the 1950s. One hour (Channel 26 at 10).


20/20 (CC) interviews former president George Bush (Channel 7 at 8).

Dateline NBC (CC) reports on a missing girl in Florida (Channel 4 at 10).


King of Queens (CC). Doug accidentally staples his shorts to his body--hilarity ensues (Channel 9 at 8).

7th Heaven (CC). Annie and Lucy protest the mistreatment of women in Afghanistan (Channel 50 at 8).

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (CC). When a teenage model is murdered, the detectives home in on the modeling agency executive (Bebe Neuwirth) (Channel 4 at 9).