NFL Football Playoffs (CC). Indianapolis at New York Jets (Channel 7, 4:30); Atlanta at Green Bay (Channel 7 at 8).

NHL Hockey (CC). Washington at New York Rangers (Channel 50 at 7).

NBA Basketball (CC). Indiana at Washington (CSN at 7).

College Basketball (CC) Drexel at George Mason (CSN at 2); Wagner at Maryland (Channel 54 at 4); North Carolina at Miami (ESPN at 7).

Teen Show

It's Academic. Holton-Arms, Langley and Paint Branch high schools compete (Channel 4 at 10 a.m.).

Public Affairs

Weekend Live With Tony Snow. Former FBI specialist David Cid discusses the threat of foreigners illegally entering the United States through Canada (FNC at noon).

The Beltway Boys present 2002's winners and losers in their year-end awards (FNC at 6).

Reliable Sources. Guests E.J. Dionne and Laura Ingraham discuss bias in the news media and the presidential aspirations of Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) (CNN, 6:30).

Fox News Watch examines coverage of the Raelians' claim to have cloned a human, and racist remarks by Democrats (FNC, 6:30).

Inside Washington With Gordon Peterson. Topics include the situations in Iraq and North Korea, and Republican anxiety as Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) takes over as majority leader (Channel 9 at 7).

The Capital Gang (CC) discusses North Korea and the economy with Sen.-elect Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) (CNN at 7).

Fox Wire With Rita Cosby discusses whether the United States uses a double standard in dealing with Iraq and North Korea (FNC at 10).

After Hours With Cal Thomas. With actress Cathy Moriarty-Gentile (FNC at 11).

This Is America With Dennis Wholey (R) looks at America today from the perspective of historians Jay Winik, Michael Kazin, Dennis Pogue and Alan McPherson (Channel 32, 11:30).

Prime-Time Movie

Twister (1996) (CC). Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton chase tornadoes in the name of research. 2 1/2 hours (Channel 4 at 8).


Cops (CC). A prostitution ring in a residential neighborhood is busted (Channel 5 at 8; another episode follows).

Touched by an Angel (CC). A father and son try to mend their relationship moments before an asteroid is to crash into Earth (Channel 9 at 8).

The District (CC) (R). Kevin suspects that the murder of his brother is linked to recent events in the media (Channel 9 at 9).

The Agency (CC) (R). Terri, Stiles and Lex monitor the Afghan Ministry of Intelligence in Kabul (Channel 9 at 10).

Late Night

Mad TV (CC) (R). With Jackie Chan (Channel 5 at 11).

Saturday Night Live (CC) (R). With Matt Damon and music by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (Channel 4, 11:30).

Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists tracking a massive storm system in "Twister," scripted by Michael Crichton, at 8 tonight on Channel 4.