* The Quarterback Club of Washington picks its athlete of the year.

* Nova presents "Electric Heart" on WETA.

* And the 10-part "Storms of the Century" airs on the Weather Channel.


NBA Basketball. Washington at Detroit (HTS, 7:30).

Quarterback Club of Washington Award. The organization presents its 1999 Player of the Year honor. 30 minutes (Channel 7 at 8; preempts "Spin City").

Public Broadcasting

Space Station (CC). In Part 2, problems in the U.S.-Russian partnership in creating a space station begin to surface (Channel 26 at 8).

Nova: Electric Heart (CC) reports on a new pump that may save the lives of those suffering from heart disease (Channel 26 at 9).

Cable Specials

Storms of the Century. First part of a 10-night series on the Weather Channel ranking the greatest storms of the 20th century, including such favorites as the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the contemporary storms Andrew and Hugo. Each storm runs as a three- to five-minute segment airing nightly from 8 to 11 on the hour and half-hour.

Radio City Music Hall: The Story Behind the Showplace chronicles the history of this landmark American institution. One hour (American Movie Classics at 8).

Nine Inch Nails Concert. Thirty minutes of footage from the band's recent swing through Europe as shot by both fans and professional camera crews (MTV at 11 p.m.).

Prime-Time Movie

A Miracle on 34th Street (1994) (CC) (R). A remake of the 1947 classic about a young girl who just doesn't buy the whole Santa Claus thing; ladies, studly Dylan McDermott of "The Practice" stars. Two hours (Channel 5 at 8).


60 Minutes II (CC) profiles the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and interviews director Barry Levinson (Channel 9 at 9).

Dateline NBC (CC) reports on sweepstakes fraud (Channel 4 at 10).


Sports Night (CC). The gang tries to pick their athlete of the century and Dana tries to forgive her steroid-popping brother (Channel 7 at 9:30).

Once and Again (CC). Is Lily considering saving her marriage with Jake? And where does that leave Rick? (Channel 7 at 10).

Late Night

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (CC). With Joan Embry and San Diego Zoo animals, plus a performance by the Rockettes (Channel 4, 11:35).

Late Show With David Letterman (CC). With Emily Watson (Channel 9, 11:35).

Lisa de Moraes is on vacation. The TV Column will return.

CAPTION: Hurricane Andrew stars in the Weather Channel's "Storms of the Century."