College Football. Maryland at Duke (CSN at noon); N.C. State at Virginia Tech (ESPN at noon); Boston College at Wake Forest (ESPN2 at noon); Army at Connecticut (Channel 7 at noon); Washington at Notre Dame (Channel 4, 3:30); Clemson at Florida State (Channel 7, 3:30); Alabama at Arkansas (Channel 9, 3:30); Texas Tech at Kansas (CSN, 3:30); Penn State at Wisconsin (ESPN, 5:45); Kentucky at Florida (ESPN2 at 6); Northwestern at Minnesota (ESPN2 at 9).

WNBA Playoffs. First-round game: Connecticut at Washington (Oxygen at noon).

Baseball. Chicago Cubs at New York Mets (Channel 5 at 1); Detroit at Baltimore (Channel 20, 4:30).

Golf. Third round of the 84 Lumber Classic in Farmington, Pa. (ESPN, 3:30).

MLS Soccer. D.C. at Columbus (CSN, 7:30).

Public Affairs

The Novak Zone. With former White House executive pastry chef Roland Mesnier (CNN, 9:30 a.m.).

Weekend Live With Tony Snow. With USA Today's Walter Shapiro and aviation security expert Michael Boyd (FNC at noon). Ambassador Dennis Ross appears tomorrow at noon.

The McLaughlin Group. Topics are Sen. John Kerry's position on Iraq and President Bush's U.N. speech (Channel 4, 1:30; NewsChannel 8, 7;30).

The Beltway Boys look at Kerry's stance on Iraq, plus a presidential debate preview (FNC at 6).

Fox News Watch. Topics are CBS News anchor Dan Rather and campaign coverage (FNC, 6:30).

Inside Washington With Gordon Peterson. Topics are Kerry's focus on Iraq and the CBS News debacle, plus a debate preview (Channel 9 at 7).

The Capital Gang. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) previews the Bush-Kerry debates and assesses the extended tax cuts, plus an interview with author David Halberstam and a look at the South Dakota Senate race with David Kranz of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader (CNN at 7).

After Hours With Cal Thomas. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) discusses Iraq; political analysts Bob Beckel and Dick Morris preview the debates (FNC at 11).

This Is America With Dennis Wholey repeats its special on Korea (Channel 32, 11:30).


TV Land plays nothing but "The Brady Bunch" this weekend, beginning at 6 a.m., to mark the show's 35th anniversary.

Prime-Time Movies

Cast Away (2000) (CC). Tom Hanks survives a plane crash, grows a beard and befriends a volleyball. Three hours (Channel 7 at 8).

Hustle (2004). Tom Sizemore portrays baseball legend Pete Rose during the mid-to-late 1980s, when the gambling addiction that ultimately led to his banishment from baseball finally caught up with him. Two hours (ESPN at 9).


48 Hours Mystery (CC) reports on two friends who once wrote a screenplay about two boys wrongfully accused of murder; the screenplay writers are now charged with murdering the family of one of them (Channel 9 at 8).

Late Night

Saturday Night Live (R). Justin Timberlake is the host and musical guest (Channel 4, 11:30).

Tom Sizemore in ESPN's "Hustle," about the decline and fall of Pete Rose.