NFL Football. Washington at Cleveland (Channel 5 at 1); Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (Channel 9 at 1); New York Jets at Miami (Channel 9 at 4); St. Louis at San Francisco (ESPN, 8:30).

Auto Racing. NASCAR EA Sports 500 (Channel 4, 1:30); Toyota Indy 400 (ESPN at 3).

Golf. Final round of the American Express Championship from Ireland (Channel 7, 1:30).

Baseball. Boston at Baltimore (CSN, 1:30).

WNBA Playoffs. Sacramento at Seattle (ESPN2 at 10).

Public Affairs

Fox News Sunday (CC). Govs. Jennifer Granholm of Michigan and Bill Owens of Colorado assess the presidential debate (Channel 5 at 9 a.m.).

This Week With George Stephanopoulos (CC). National security adviser Condoleezza Rice and former U.N. ambassador Richard Holbrooke discuss the debate; a focus group of undecided Ohio voters provides post-debate reactions; and a panel discussion with New York Times columnist David Brooks, ABC News's Cokie Roberts and George Will and Newsweek International editor Fareed Zakaria (Channel 7 at 9 a.m.).

Sunday Morning (CC) looks at a day in the life of a reporter in Baghdad, and Ringo Starr talks about his book, "Postcards From the Boys" (Channel 9 at 9 a.m.).

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly (CC). Columnist E.J. Dionne and Michael Cromartie of the Ethics and Public Policy Center analyze the religious, ethical and moral dimensions of the presidential candidates' foreign policy positions (Channel 32, 9 a.m.).

The Chris Matthews Show reviews the debate and previews the vice presidential face-off; with ABC's Sam Donaldson, U.S. News & World Report's Gloria Borger, NBC's Norah O'Donnell and the New York Times' David Brooks (Channel 4 at 10 a.m.).

Capital Sunday. Post-debate analysis from former ambassadors Robert Gallucci and Joseph Wilson, a discussion of homeland security with former CIA counterterrorism chief Vincent Cannistraro, and author Walter Mears previews the vice presidential debate (Channel 7 at 10 a.m.).

Think Tank. Part 2 of a discussion on the world's soon-to-be shrinking population (Channel 26 at 10 a.m.).

Inside Politics Sunday. Democratic strategist Jenny Backus and Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway discuss partisan politics (CNN at 10 a.m.).

Meet the Press (CC) recaps the debate; with the Los Angeles Times' Ron Brownstein, Kate O'Beirne of National Review and Roger Simon of U.S. News & World Report; plus a debate between Senate candidates Rep. Brad Carson (D-Okla.) and former congressman Tom Coburn (Channel 4, 10:30 a.m.).

Face the Nation (CC). White House communications director Dan Bartlett, senior Kerry campaign adviser Joe Lockhart and the New York Times' Thomas Friedman discuss the debates (Channel 9, 10:30 a.m.).

Reliable Sources. Debate coverage is the topic for Michelle Cottle of the New Republic, Roger Simon of U.S. News & World Report and former presidential aide David Gergen (CNN, 11:30 a.m.).

Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer (CC). National security adviser Condoleezza Rice discusses Iraq and the war on terror; Sens. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and John Warner (R-Va.) talk about the race for the White House and the situation in Iraq; and former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean weighs in on the debates (CNN at noon).

John McLaughlin's One on One asks whether global warming is to blame for this season's frequent hurricanes; with Aimee Christensen of Environment 2004 and Scott Segal of the Electric Reliability Coordinating Council (Channel 4, 12:30; NewsChannel 8 at 9).

Booknotes interviews John Ferling on "Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800" (C-SPAN at 8 and 11 p.m.).

America's Black Forum. Actors Hill Harper and Joseph Phillips and comedian George Wallace discuss politics (Channel 9, 1:35 a.m.).

Public Broadcasting

Mystery! Death in Holy Orders. An adaptation of the P.D. James novel about the mysterious death of a student at a selective theological college (Channels 22 and 26 at 9).


Dateline (CC) profiles pastor Rick Warren, leader of one of America's largest churches (Channel 4 at 7).

60 Minutes (CC) interviews the Dallas Cowboys' head coach, Bill Parcells (Channel 9 at 7).

Prime-Time Movies

Rush Hour 2 (2001). Carter (Chris Tucker) and Lee (Jackie Chan) team up again to track down the killer of two men at the U.S. Embassy in Hong Kong. Two hours (Channel 5 at 8).

Suburban Madness (2004) (CC). Elizabeth Pena portrays the Houston woman who killed her cheating husband by running him over with her Mercedes three times. Two hours (Channel 9 at 9).

Cable Specials

Nine Men Down chronicles a former CBS cameraman's efforts to learn the fate of nine journalists missing in Vietnam since 1970 (History Channel at 8).

Picking Our Presidents: Secrets of the Great Debates. Chris Matthews and Tom Brokaw recount memorable moments in presidential debate history. One hour (MSNBC at 10).

Cable Series

No Opportunity Wasted. Participants have 72 hours and $3,000 to live out their ultimate fantasy; in the premiere, a 29-year-old computer geek builds a boat and sails to an island west of San Francisco (Discovery Channel at 8).

Strong Medicine. In the 100th episode, Fran Drescher plays a woman who, after a misdiagnosis, is found to have uterine cancer (Lifetime at 9).

Conspiracy. This new weekly show explores whether a well-known event was caused by a conspiracy; first up, a look at the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 (History Channel at 10).

Series Premieres

Desperate Housewives (Channel 7 at 9) is previewed by Tom Shales in tomorrow's Sunday Arts and Boston Legal (Channel 7 at 10) is previewed today on Page C1.

Cold Turkey. Ten participants attempt to kick their smoking habit in this reality series (Channels 60 and 66 at 10).

Season Premieres

Cold Case (CC). The team reopens the 60-year-old case of a female factory worker's death (Channel 9 at 8).

Doc. It's wedding time for Tippy and Doss (Channels 60 and 66 at 8).


American Dreams (CC). A single mother, who's also a Playboy model, moves next door to the Pryors (Channel 4 at 8).

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (CC). The team razes and rebuilds a home for a family in south-central Los Angeles (Channel 7 at 8).

Charmed. An 18th-century pirate puts a curse on Paige that causes her to age but never die (Channel 50 at 8).

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (CC). A controversial artist is found dead and handcuffed to the steering wheel of a crashed car (Channel 4 at 9).

Jack & Bobby. Grace is accused by an Arab American student of religious prejudice (Channel 50 at 9).

Crossing Jordan (CC). Jordan is attracted to an artist who is also a suspect in the murder of a millionaire (Channel 4 at 10).