* "The Fight" on "The American Experience" on MPT and WETA.

* "Nutts for Mutts" on Animal Planet.

* And the Bucs vs. Rams on WJLA.


Baseball Playoffs. American League Championship Series, Game 5: New York at Boston (Channel 5 at 5); National League Championship Series, Game 5: St. Louis at Houston (Channel 5 at 8).

Monday Night Football. Tampa Bay at St. Louis (Channel 7 at 9).

Public Broadcasting

The American Experience: The Fight recounts the famous 1938 heavyweight bout between Joe Louis and German Max Schmeling (Channels 22 and 26 at 9).

Cable Programs

Nutts for Mutts. A doggie talent show in which Hollywood celebrities judge canines in categories that include "fastest eater," "longest tail" and "best kisser" (Animal Planet at 8).

Investigating History. The Bill Kurtis-hosted series begins a new season with a look into the real story behind the Dalton Gang raid of 1892 (History Channel at 10).


Still Standing (CC). The Millers come up with the hit item at the school's silent auction (Channel 9 at 8).

One on One. Flex's corrupt cousin Larry (Charlie Murphy) runs for mayor (Channel 20 at 8).

7th Heaven. An accidental father confesses to Eric that he can't handle the responsibility (Channel 50 at 8).

Listen Up (CC). Tony turns to Bernie for romantic advice (Channel 9, 8:30).

Half & Half. Mona gets loaded the night before a big presentation (Channel 20, 8:30).

Las Vegas (CC). Nessa is stunned to learn that her father is alive (Channel 4 at 9).

Everybody Loves Raymond (CC). The Barones are flabbergasted when Ally gets an F on her report card (Channel 9 at 9).

Girlfriends. Toni attempts to win back Todd by seducing him (Channel 20 at 9).

Two and a Half Men (CC). Charlie meets his match with his latest love interest (Jeri Ryan) (Channel 9, 9:30).

Second Time Around. Ryan wants to move when she gets wind of Jackson's wild house parties (Channel 20, 9:30).

LAX (CC). The feds hold a surprise inspection of the airport (Channel 4 at 10).

CSI: Miami (CC). An investigator with the state's alcohol beverage control office is murdered at a hip Miami club (Channel 9 at 10).

Late Night

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (CC). With Rosie Perez, Chris Matthews and music by Amy Grant (Channel 4, 11:35).

Late Show With David Letterman (CC). With former president Jimmy Carter, U.S. women's soccer player Brandi Chastain and music by John Mellencamp (Channel 9, 11:35).

Nightline (CC) reports from Miami on Florida's role in the election (Channel 7, approx. 12:35).

America's Black Forum. With former presidential candidate Howard Dean (Channel 9, 1:35 a.m.).

-- John Maynard

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Max Schmeling lands a left against Joe Louis. Their epic 1938 battle is recounted in "The Fight" on "The American Experience," on PBS at 9.