NBA Playoffs (CC). Conference quarterfinals, Game 1: Milwaukee at New Jersey (ESPN, 12:30); Boston at Indiana (ESPN at 3); Phoenix at San Antonio (ESPN, 5:30); Portland at Dallas (TNT at 8); Utah at Sacramento (TNT, 10:30).

Baseball. Tampa Bay at Baltimore (Channels 60 and 66, 1:30).

Hockey Playoffs (CC). Conference quarterfinals, Game 5: Teams TBA (Channel 7 at 3); Game 6: Dallas at Edmonton (ESPN at 8).

Golf (CC). Third round of the MCI Heritage from Hilton Head Island, S.C. (Channel 9 at 3).

WUSA Soccer. Washington at San Jose (CSN, 7:30).

Teen Shows

It's Academic. Richard Montgomery, Quince Orchard and School Without Walls compete in a playoff round (Channel 4 at 10 a.m.).

Public Affairs

The Novak Zone. D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams discusses security in the nation's capital (CNN, 9:30 a.m.)

Think Tank With Ben Wattenberg. The topic is the Bible with Biblical Archaeology Review editor Herschel Shanks and archaeologist Eric Meyers (Channel 26 at 11 a.m.).

Weekend Live With Tony Snow. David Aufhauser of the Treasury Department looks at Saddam Hussein's money trail, and former U.S. ambassador to Germany Robert Kimmitt talks about rebuilding Iraq (FNC at noon). Wendy Sherman, former adviser to President Clinton on North Korea, appears tomorrow at noon.

The Beltway Boys. University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato talks about the political impact of the war (FNC at 6).

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe. Topics include the cost of war on social programs (Channel 32, 6:30; repeats tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. on Channel 26 and 11:30 a.m on Channel 22).

Fox News Watch. American University Professor Jane Hall, Newsday's Jim Pinkerton, syndicated columnist Cal Thomas and media writer Neal Gabler will discuss Eason Jordan's New York Times op-ed piece and CNN's Baghdad bureau (FNC, 6:30).

Inside Washington With Gordon Peterson. Topics include the fate of Saddam Hussein, postwar Iraq and the role of the United Nations, and politics at home (Channel 9 at 7).

The Capital Gang interviews former national security adviser Sandy Berger (CNN at 7).

The McLaughlin Group. The topic is the possibility of U.S. involvement in Syria (Channel 4, 7:30).

Larry King Weekend. Interviews with families and friends of the former American POWs released last week (CNN at 9).

Big Story With Rita Cosby. Former ambassador to China James Lilley assesses the war, and legal analyst Lis Wiehl addresses the Laci Peterson case (FNC at 9).

After Hours With Cal Thomas will discuss the war in Iraq with White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card (FNC at 11).

This Is America With Dennis Wholey. Topics include the U.S. Consensus Council and decision making in Congress with Steve Bartlett, president of the Financial Services Roundtable; Don Edwards, partner at Justice & Sustainability Associates; Robert Fersh, director of the National Consensus Initiative; Dan Glickman, from the John F. Kennedy School of Government; and Karen Lee Scrivo, associate editor and columnist at CongressDaily (Channel 32, 11:30).

Prime-Time Movie

The Birdcage (1996) (CC) (R). Robin Williams and Nathan Lane are gay parents who play it straight when they meet the parents of their son's fiancee. Three hours (Channel 7 at 8).

Cable Season Premiere

Winning Women. The series highlighting women athletes returns for a second season with profiles of WNBA player Teresa Witherspoon and pro beach volleyball player Holly McPeak (WE: Women's Entertainment, 6:30).


Hunter (CC) teams up with the INS to uncover the smuggling of illegal immigrants on the high seas (Channel 4 at 8).

Touched by an Angel (CC). The angels revisit an old friend (Wynonna Judd) on the eve of her wedding to an agnostic (Channel 9 at 8).

Late Night

Saturday Night Live (CC) (R). Hosted by Matthew McConaughey with musical guest the Dixie Chicks (Channel 4, 11:30).

Fred Dryer as Det. Rick Hunter in "Hunter," on Channel 4 at 8.