Sports

NBA Basketball (CC). New Orleans at Washington (CSN at 7).

College Basketball (CC). Georgetown at Notre Dame (Channel 7 at noon); Indiana at Louisville (Channel 9 at 1); Kansas at Nebraska (ESPN at 2); Virginia at Georgia Tech (Channel 20 at 4); Duquesne at George Washington (CSN at 4).

Teen Show

It's Academic. John F. Kennedy, Potomac and Suitland high schools compete (Channel 4 at 10 a.m.).

Public Affairs

On the Story (CC). Topics include Iraq, anti-terrorism laws and new airline weight restrictions (CNN at 10 a.m.)

Think Tank With Ben Wattenberg chats with biologist Edward O. Wilson about his most recent book, "The Future of Life" (Channel 26 at 11 a.m.).

America's Black Forum. "Black History 2002" reviews events of the past year (Channel 9 at noon).

Weekend Live With Tony Snow compares coverage of current events with coverage of the Cuban missile crisis; with Jack Valenti, former political consultant and LBJ aide, now Motion Picture Association of America president (FNC at noon).

The Beltway Boys discuss Hollywood's view of President Bush's march to war with actor and activist Ron Silver (FNC at 6).

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe interviews Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) on the agenda of the Congressional Black Caucus, and examines the proposed elimination of the IRS marriage penalty (Channel 32, 6:30; repeats tomorrow at 7 a.m. on Channel 26 and 11:30 a.m. on Channel 22).

Fox News Watch. Topics include the State of the Union address and news leaks (FNC, 6:30).

Inside Washington With Gordon Peterson. Columnist Charles Krauthammer, the Baltimore Sun's Jack Germond, Newsweek's Evan Thomas, NPR's Nina Totenberg and The Post's Colbert King discuss Secretary of State Colin Powell's approaching presentation on Iraq to the United Nations and President Bush's plans for the economy and Medicare (Channel 9 at 7).

The Capital Gang (CC). Rep. Marty Meehan (D-Mass.) speaks on Iraq, the State of the Union address and the president's domestic agenda (CNN at 7).

The McLaughlin Group discusses the State of the Union address, medical malpractice, religious leaders against Iraq and artist Christo's Central Park plan (Channel 4, 7:30).

American Perspectives (CC) broadcasts Wednesday's Funniest Celebrity in Washington contest at the National Press Club, where politicians and journalists cracked jokes for charity (C-SPAN at 8).

Fox Wire With Rita Cosby reports live from Modesto, Calif., with the latest on the investigation into the missing-person case of Laci Peterson (FNC at 10).

After Hours With Cal Thomas. Ari Fleischer speaks about his role as White House press secretary (FNC at 11).

This Is America With Dennis Wholey looks at the State of the Union message, with the New York Times's Frank Rich and the New York Post's John Podhoretz (Channel 32, 11:30).

Prime-Time Movie

What Lies Beneath (2000) (CC). Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford star in the suspense thriller about a couple's mounting anxiety in their mysterious new home (Channel 7 at 8).

Series

Law & Order (CC) (R). A superstar baseball player is linked to the murder of a limo driver (Channel 4 at 8).

Touched by an Angel (CC). The angels try to stop a terminally ill man from taking his own life (Channel 9 at 8).

The District (CC). Mannion and his team are faced with a bioterrorism threat (Channel 9 at 9).

Meet My Folks (CC). The parents of a former Miss Missouri put her suitors to the test (Channel 4 at 10).

The Agency (CC). Stiles, Terri and Lex are sent out to sabotage a foreign election (Channel 9 at 10).

Late Night

Saturday Night Live (CC) (R). With Al Gore and musical guest Phish (Channel 4, 11:30).

Look out below: Michelle Pfeiffer plays a spooked housewife turned amateur ghost hunter in "What Lies Beneath," tonight at 8 on Channel 7.