* C-SPAN's "American Presidents" series continues with a profile of John F. Kennedy.

* "Cinema Secrets" on American Movie Classics.

* "The Cardinal Suenens Story" on MPT.

* And "Avalon: Beyond the Abyss" on WDCA.

Public Affairs

American Presidents: Life Portraits profiles John F. Kennedy from the Kennedy National Historic Site in Brookline, Mass. Guests include presidential historians Robert Dallek and Thomas Reeves. Three hours (C-SPAN at 8 p.m.).

Cable Season Debut

Cinema Secrets. This new series attempts to answer the question "How'd they do that?" First up, a look at the making of the latest "Star Wars" movie. 30 minutes (AMC at 10).


NHL Hockey. Toronto at Washington (HTS at 7).

Public Broadcasting

Washington Week in Review. Topics include the battle over minimum wage and the recent elections (Channel 26 at 8).

Author of Reform: The Cardinal Suenens Story. This documentary produced by Martin Doblmeier explores the life of the Belgian cardinal who organized the movement for progressive reforms in the Catholic Church. One hour (Channel 22 at 9).

Prime-Time Movie

Avalon: Beyond the Abyss (1999) (CC). From the creative team of Parker Stevenson and the men who brought you "Baywatch," the story of a team of oceanographers who discover a planet-threatening extraterrestrial in the Gulf of Mexico. Two hours (Channel 20 at 8).


Dateline NBC (CC) reports on an HIV-infected man taking an experimental treatment so his wife can conceive a healthy child (Channel 4 at 9).

20/20 (CC) reports on a Boy Scout leader in a small Arkansas town who, for years, sexually molested his charges (Channel 7 at 10).


Providence (CC). Syd counsels Kyle, who is likely to have his arm amputated (Channel 4 at 8).

Kids Say the Darndest Things (CC). A 9-year-old cutie-pie tells Chicago Cub Sammy Sosa that he's been traded (Channel 9 at 8).

The Jamie Foxx Show (CC). Fancy's well-to-do parents (Billy Davis Jr. and Marilyn McCoo of the Fifth Dimension) come to town (Channel 50 at 8).

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (CC) is chock-full of celebrities tonight. First, Salem takes Tae Bo lessons from Billy Blanks, then former "Tonight Show" sidekick Ed McMahon somehow gets locked in Hilda and Zelda's closet (Channel 7 at 9).

Now and Again (CC). Michael's next assignment is to track down the person responsible for turning normal folks into fearless creatures (Channel 9 at 9).

The Hughleys (CC). Darryl's mom (Marla Gibbs of "The Jeffersons") reveals some family secrets at the Hughley Thanksgiving feast (Channel 7, 9:30).

For Your Love (CC). A busboy (singer Eric Benet) mesmerizes the crowd when he performs at Reggie's restaurant (Channel 50, 9:30).

Late Night

Late Show With David Letterman (CC) welcomes back Regis Philbin (Channel 9, 11:35).

CAPTION: C-SPAN goes to Brookline, Mass., to profile John F. Kennedy.