Sports

College Football (CC). North Carolina State at Virginia, or Nebraska at Kansas State (CSN at noon); Iowa at Minnesota (ESPN at noon); Wisconsin at Michigan (ESPN2 at noon); Ohio State at Illinois (Channel 7, 3:30); Georgia at Auburn (Channel 9, 3:30); South Carolina at Florida (ESPN at 6); Arizona State at Southern Cal (TBS at 7); Maryland at Clemson (ESPN2, 7:45); Alabama at LSU (ESPN at 9).

Auto Racing (CC). The Ford 300 from Homestead, Fla. (Channel 4, 1:30).

NBA Basketball. Miami at Washington (CSN at 7).

NHL Hockey. Washington at Minnesota (Channel 50 at 8).

Teen Show

It's Academic. Hayfield and Madison high schools and National Cathedral School compete (Channel 4 at 10 a.m.).

Public Affairs

Think Tank With Ben Wattenberg interviews Defense Policy Board Chairman Richard Perle on national security policy (Channel 26 at 11 a.m.).

Weekend Live With Tony Snow. With former Reagan administration counterterrorism ambassador L. Paul Bremer (FNC at noon).

The Beltway Boys. The guest is White House political director Ken Mehlman; topics are the Osama bin Laden audiotape and Congress's lame-duck session (FNC at 6).

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe interviews newly chosen House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (Channel 32, 6:30).

Reliable Sources. Ed Kosner of the New York Daily News and the London Daily Mail's Russ Benson discuss the royal butler scandal, and a discussion of media coverage of people in power with Byron York of the National Review and the American Prospect's Josh Marshall (CNN, 6:30).

Fox News Watch. Topics include the rumored ABC-CNN merger (FNC, 6:30).

Inside Washington With Gordon Peterson. Topics include the latest terror alert, Iraq and the Democrats' new leadership (Channel 9 at 7).

The Capital Gang. Separate interviews with Sens.-elect Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), plus Catholic network EWTN anchor Raymond Arroyo assesses the Catholic bishops conference (CNN at 7).

Fox Wire With Rita Cosby. Former secretary of state Alexander Haig and former senator George Mitchell discuss Iraq (FNC at 10).

This Is America With Dennis Wholey looks at the psyche of the electorate with the Rev. Nathan Baxter of Washington National Cathedral, Johns Hopkins University professor Benjamin Ginsberg and Catholic University professor John Kenneth White (Channel 32, 11:30).

Prime-Time Movies

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) (CC). Daniel Radcliffe has the title role in the film adaptation of the first book in J.K. Rowling's series. 2 1/2 hours (HBO at 8).

The Sixth Sense (1999) (CC) (R). Bruce Willis is a child psychologist treating a young boy who chats with the dead. Three hours (Channel 7 at 8).

Hunter: Return to Justice (2002) (CC). Fred Dryer and Stepfanie Kramer revisit their roles as Detective Rick Hunter and Lt. Dee Dee McCall from the '80s NBC series. Two hours (Channel 4 at 9).

Series

Touched by an Angel (CC). The angels descend upon a workaholic who's neglecting his ailing mother (Channel 9 at 8).

The District (CC). A reporter uncovers potentially damaging stories about Mannion's exploits in Vietnam (Channel 9 at 9).

The Agency (CC). The president's brother (Tom Arnold) is involved in a fatal motorcycle accident (Channel 9 at 10).

Late Night

Mad TV (CC). A performance by the Strokes (Channel 5 at 11).

Saturday Night Live (CC). Hosted by Brittany Murphy with musical guest Nelly (Channel 4, 11:30).

Stepfanie Kramer and Fred Dryer are reunited for "Hunter: Return to Justice," at 9 on Channel 4.