Auto Racing (CC). Indianapolis 500 time trials (ESPN2 at 1).

Golf (CC). Final round of the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Championship (Channel 9 at 3); final round of the LPGA Franklin American Mortgage Championship (ESPN2 at 4).

NBA Playoffs (CC). Conference semifinals: Minnesota at Sacramento (Channel 7, 3:30); Detroit at New Jersey (TNT at 8).

NHL Playoffs (CC). Conference final: San Jose at Calgary (ESPN at 4).

Baseball (CC). Anaheim at Baltimore (ESPN at 8).

Education Specials

Reading Rocks! uses a hip-hop soundtrack to encourage struggling readers ages 7 to 12 to hit the books (Channel 26 at 9 a.m.).

The Battle for America's Schools: How the Children Won and Lost looks at how Brown v. Board of Education affected Prince Edward County, Va. (MSNBC at 10).

Public Affairs

Fox News Sunday (CC) interviews Secretary of State Colin Powell and Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) on the ramifications of the Iraq prison scandal (Channel 5 at 9 a.m.).

Sunday Morning (CC). A "ports of call" edition features reports from Martha's Vineyard, the Bahamas, Iceland and Hong Kong (Channel 9 at 9 a.m.).

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly (CC). Barbara K. Lundblad, associate professor at Union Theological Seminary, discusses whether torture is ever justified (Channel 32, 9:30 a.m.).

The Chris Matthews Show. Topics include President Bush's drop in the polls; with ABC's Sam Donaldson, NBC's David Gregory, the Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan, and Liz Marlantes of the Christian Science Monitor (Channel 4 at 10 a.m.).

Think Tank (CC) interviews Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich, whose new book takes a pessimistic look at human condition (Channel 26 at 10 a.m.; Channel 32 at 11 a.m.).

Inside Politics Sunday. Bush-Cheney campaign spokesman Terry Holt and Kerry communications director Stephanie Cutter review the week (CNN at 10 a.m.).

Meet the Press (CC). Colin Powell discusses the Iraq prison abuse, and Sens. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) provide views from the Senate (Channel 4, 10:30 a.m.).

Face the Nation (CC). Topics are the prison abuse scandal and the war in Iraq; with Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and the New Yorker's Seymour Hersh (Channel 9, 10:30 a.m.).

Reliable Sources discuss media coverage of the Iraq prison scandal and the Nicholas Berg killing; with CBS's Jim Murphy, Washington Post Executive Editor Len Downie, the New York Times's Philip Taubman, Time's Mark Thompson, Jonah Goldberg of the National Review Online, the Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel, UPI's Pamela Hess and author Irshad Manji. One hour (CNN at 11 a.m.).

This Week With George Stephanopoulos (CC). From Jordan, an interview with King Abdullah (Channel 7, 11:30 a.m.).

John McLaughlin's One on One. Robert Menendez assesses John Kerry's vice presidential options (Channel 4 at noon; repeats at 9 on NewsChannel 8).

Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer (CC) interviews Army Maj. Gen. David Petraeus on the status of U.S. troops in Iraq; Ralph Nader talks about his presidential run; Adnan Pachachi of the Iraqi Governing Council talks about the country's soon-to-form government; and former NATO supreme commander Gen. George Joulwan and former CIA director Stansfield Turner assess the violence in Iraq (CNN at noon).

Road to the White House interviews first lady Laura Bush (C-SPAN, 6:30 and 9:30).

Booknotes interviews John Lewis Gaddis on "Surprise, Security and the American Experience" (C-SPAN at 8 and 11).

America's Black Forum. The topic is the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education; with Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, Newsweek's Ellis Cose, Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the NAACP's Julian Bond (Channel 9, 1:35 a.m.).


Dateline (CC) reports on a couple whose affiliation with a fanatical religious group may have led them to kill their baby (Channel 4 at 7).

60 Minutes (CC). Segments include Muslim women speaking out over their treatment in Paris and the new U.S.-run Arab-language news channel, plus a profile of Placido Domingo (Channel 9 at 7).

Prime-Time Movie

Helter Skelter (2004) (Channel 9 at 8) (CC) is previewed by Tom Shales on Page C1.

Series Finale

The Practice (CC). Crane (William Shatner) and Shore appear before newly installed Judge Young, and the firm closes its doors for good (Channel 7 at 10).

Season Finale

Charmed. Phoebe and Paige travel to a parallel universe to rescue Chris and Leo, only to find themselves in a battle with their evil counterparts. Two hours (Channel 50 at 8).

Cable Series

The True Story of Troy examines whether the ancient city was a myth created by Homer and other poets (History Channel at 8).

The Sopranos (CC). Even though Tony's affair with Valentina is heating up, he has a former flame on his mind (HBO at 9).

Deadwood (CC). Swearengen makes plans to set up the town's informal government (HBO at 10).

Queer as Folk. Ted accepts a job with Brian's new firm, and Debbie and Emmett bond in their loneliness (Showtime at 10).


King of the Hill (CC). Hank's neighbor Kahn gives up his middle-class lifestyle to become a beer-drinking idiot (Channel 5, 7:30).

The Simpsons (CC). After engaging in unpatriotic incidents, the Simpsons travel to Washington to prove they love America (Channel 5 at 8).

That '70s Show (CC). In the series' 150th episode, Eric and Donna have their bachelor and bachelorette parties (Channel 5, 8:30).

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (CC). The detectives investigate a doctor whose deceased patients lose their fancy jewelry (Channel 4 at 9).

Malcolm in the Middle (CC). Reese runs away to join the Army, and Hal is framed for insider trading (Part 1 of 2, Channel 5 at 9).

Super Millionaire (CC). Regis Philbin returns to host the first of seven editions of the game show that will air over the next week-and-a-half (Channel 7 at 9).

Crossing Jordan (CC). A woman claims that she accidentally killed a man who assaulted her (Channel 4 at 10).

Adjourning Sunday is "The Practice," starring from left, Steve Harris, Camryn Manheim, Michael Badalucco, Jessica Capshaw, Rhona Mitra and James Spader.