College Basketball. Conference USA final (Channel 9, 11:30 a.m.); America East final: Vermont at Boston University (ESPN, 11:30); MEAC final (ESPN2 at noon); ACC semifinals (Channel 20, 1:30); Big Ten semifinals (Channel 9, 1:45); Big 12 semifinals (ESPN2 at 2); CAA women's final (CSN at 4); Pac-10 final (Channel 9 at 6); Atlantic 10 final (ESPN at 6); Mid-American final (ESPN2 at 7); Big East final (ESPN at 8); WAC final (ESPN2 at 9); Mountain West final (ESPN at 10); Big West final (ESPN at midnight). For details, see Sports, Page D2.

Golf (CC). Third round of the Honda Classic from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (Channel 4 at 3).

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

Teen Shows

It's Academic. Anacostia, Eastern and Bishop McNamara high schools compete (Channel 4 at 10 a.m.).

In the Mix (CC) reports on teens who are participating in activities and workshops designed to build self-esteem (Channel 32 at 6).

Public Affairs

The Novak Zone. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) weighs in on a possible war with Iraq (CNN, 9:30 a.m.)

Weekend Live With Tony Snow. With Martin Indyk, former ambassador to Israel, and Leslie Gelb of the Council on Foreign Relations (FNC at noon). Tomorrow's guest is Richard Perle of the American Enterprise Institute (FNC at noon).

The Beltway Boys discuss President Bush's last-minute diplomatic efforts; with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (FNC at 6).

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe. Topics include women's role in the antiwar effort, plus an interview with Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio) (Channel 32, 6:30; repeats tomorrow at 7 a.m. on Channel 26).

Fox News Watch. Topics include high-tech war coverage and the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case (FNC, 6:30).

The Capital Gang. Guests include Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), The Washington Post's Dana Priest and CNN's Tom Mintier (CNN at 7).

The McLaughlin Group. The topic: Is President Bush's real target Iran? (Channel 4, 7:30).

Big Story With Rita Cosby discusses the Elizabeth Smart case with Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, witness John Ferguson, Pat Reavy of the Deseret News and homeless advocate Pamela Atkison (FNC at 10).

After Hours With Cal Thomas interviews Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern (FNC at 11).

Inside Washington With Gordon Peterson. Topics include the Bush administration's last-minute diplomatic push on Iraq (Channel 9, 11:35).

Prime-Time Movies

Frequency (2000) (CC). A police detective (James Caviezel) discovers a ham radio that allows him to communicate with his firefighter father (Dennis Quaid), who died in a blaze 30 years earlier. Three hours (Channel 7 at 8).

Monster's Ball (2001) (CC). Halle Berry won an Oscar for her portrayal of a waitress who falls for a man (Billy Bob Thornton) who participated in her husband's execution. Two hours (HBO at 8).


Law & Order (CC) (R). A bizarre love triangle involving two teachers and a student is uncovered (Channel 4 at 8).

Touched by an Angel (CC). Two boys addicted to video games blur the line between fantasy and reality (Channel 9 at 8).

The District (CC). Costly pothole litigation cuts into Mannion's police budget (Channel 9 at 9).

The Agency (CC). The unauthorized release of intelligence leads to the deaths of some military wives (Channel 9 at 10).

Late Night

Saturday Night Live (CC). Salma Hayek hosts; with musical guest Christina Aguilera (Channel 4, 11:30).

Dennis Quaid and Andre Braugher in "Frequency," at 8 on Channel 7.