Children's Show Premiere

Skunked TV. In this new prank reality series, unsuspecting kids and adults are presented with a situation involving an animal (Channel 4 at 11 a.m.).


MLS Soccer (CC). San Jose at Metrostars (ESPN2 at 4); D.C. at Kansas City (CSN, 8:30).

Baseball. Atlanta at Philadelphia or Chicago at St. Louis (Channel 5 at 1); Kansas City at Baltimore (Channel 20, 4:30).

Auto Racing (CC). NASCAR Twister 300 from Joliet, Ill. (Channel 4 at 2).

Golf (CC). Third round of the PGA Tour John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill. (Channel 7 at 2); third round of the Senior Players Championship from Dearborn, Mich. (Channel 9 at 4).

U.S. Olympic Trials (CC). Track and field qualifying events (Channel 4 at 8).

WNBA Basketball. Seattle at Detroit (Channel 7 at 4); Washington at Charlotte (CSN at 6); Los Angeles at Houston (ESPN2 at 9).

Public Affairs

The Novak Zone discusses the Kerry-Edwards ticket (CNN, 9:30 a.m.).

Weekend Live With Tony Snow. Democratic strategist Bob Beckel, Republican strategist Paul Manafort and Fox political analyst Susan Estrich entertain the Edwards factor, campaign ad warfare and the economy; plus, Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Bill Gertz of the Washington Times critique the CIA (FNC at noon).

The Beltway Boys. Topics include the Democratic ticket, John Edwards vs. Vice President Cheney and party demographics in the South (FNC at 6).

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe looks at new poll numbers gauging female voters' attitudes toward President Bush (Channel 32, 6:30; repeats tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. on Channels 22 and 26).

The Chris Matthews Show. Topics include Michael Moore's film, the WMD intelligence report and how John Kerry's vice presidential pick will affect the youth, Southern and swing votes; with Cokie Roberts of ABC News, Newsweek's Howard Fineman, New York Times columnist David Brooks and Liz Marlantes of the Christian Science Monitor. (Channel 4 at 10 a.m.).

Fox News Watch discusses coverage of the Kerry-Edwards announcement and Arab media coverage of recent Mideast violence (FNC, 6:30).

Inside Washington With Gordon Peterson. Topics are John Edwards and the Democrats' strategy, the Senate committee report on intelligence failures before the Iraq war, and skepticism about the timing of Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge's terror warning (Channel 9 at 7).

The Capital Gang (CC) talks about the Kerry-Edwards ticket, GOP reaction to John Edwards's selection, and the Senate report on intelligence; with Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie (CNN at 7).

The McLaughlin Group. The topic is the selection of John Edwards (Channel 4, 7:30; repeats Sunday, 11:30 a.m.).

After Hours With Cal Thomas. Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) opine on the definition of marriage; Leslee Unruh of Abstinence Clearinghouse and TV/radio personality Drew Pinsky discuss abstinence (FNC at 11).

This Is America With Dennis Wholey airs an exclusive conversation with South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun covering the relationship between North and South Korea, the war in Iraq and new domestic policy. (Channel 32, 11:30).

Prime-Time Movie

Princess of Thieves (2001) (CC) (R). Keira Knightley stars as an 18-year-old ready to follow in the footsteps of her father, Robin Hood. Two hours (Channel 7 at 8).

Cable Season Premiere

Missing returns for a second season with Vivica A. Fox joining the cast as the newest team member of the FBI missing-persons unit (Lifetime at 10).


The Amazing Race 5 (CC) reruns Tuesday's debut episode (Channel 9 at 8).

Crime & Punishment (CC) recounts the case against a 19-year-old man charged with illegally marketing videos of homeless men fighting (Channel 4 at 9).

Late Night

Saturday Night Live (CC) features the best skits of Will Ferrell (Channel 4, 11:30).

Vivica A. Fox, here at the Much Music Video Awards, joins the cast of Lifetime's drama series "Missing" tonight at 10.