Local Public Affairs Debut

Eye on Washington. WUSA's Derek McGinty hosts the new talk show, with regular panelists Susan Page of USA Today, Slate's William Saletan and WMAL's Michael Graham debating the news of the week (Channel 9 at 7 p.m. and repeating Sundays at 11 a.m.). "Eye" replaces Gordon Peterson's "Inside Washington," which moves to Channel 7 next month.


NBA Basketball. Washington at Cleveland (Channel 50 at 1).

College Football. Boston College at West Virginia (Channel 7 at noon); Pittsburgh at Notre Dame (Channel 4, 2:30); Miami at Virginia (Channel 7, 3:30); Georgia at Auburn (Channel 9, 3:30).

Teen Show

It's Academic. Churchill, Edison and Lake Braddock high schools compete (Channel 4 at 10 a.m.).

Public Affairs

The Novak Zone hosts Arlington National Cemetery historian Tom Sherlock (CNN, 9:30 a.m.).

Weekend Live. Former Iraqi interior ministry adviser Bernard Kerik examines the situation in Iraq; syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer discusses life after Arafat; former assistant attorney general Viet Dinh looks at the legacy of John Ashcroft, and James Dobson touches on the Arlen Specter backlash (FNC at noon).

The McLaughlin Group. Topics include the implications of Arafat's death (Channel 4, 1:30; tomorrow at noon).

The Beltway Boys discuss the evangelical community's post-election relationship with President Bush, potential changes in the Bush Cabinet and the future of the Democratic Party (FNC at 6).

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe looks at the flu vaccine shortage, companies reaching out to the gay community and the impact of smoking on low-income communities (Channel 32, 6:30; repeats tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. on Channels 22 and 26).

Fox News Watch. Topics include the media's Fallujah coverage; Newsweek's coverage of the election; the media's view of the death of Yasser Arafat, and some ABC affiliates' refusal to air "Saving Private Ryan" on Veterans Day (FNC, 6:30).

The Capital Gang (CC) discusses Arafat's death, Bush Cabinet changes and the race for the Democratic Party chairmanship with Sen.-elect John Thune, (R-S.D.) (CNN at 7).

After Hours With Cal Thomas interviews Sen.-elect John Thune (R-S.D.) regarding his defeat of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle last week, and Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan Scharansky on the post-Arafat Middle East (FNC at 11).

This Is America With Dennis Wholey hosts Round 2 of the election 2004 discussion with Kay Redfield Jamison, Allan J. Lichtman, Phyllis Oakley and Hedrick Smith (Channel 32, 11:30).

Prime-Time Movies

Men in Black (1997) (CC). Here come the Men in Black (Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones), galaxy defenders. Two hours (Channel 4 at 8).

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) (CC). Daniel Radcliffe stars as the wizard-in-training in the first film based on J.K. Rowling's beloved children's books. Three hours (Channel 7 at 8).


48 Hours Mystery (CC) interviews a fake doctor from a Costa Rican prison accused of killing a New York financial analyst (Channel 9 at 10).

Late Night

Saturday Night Live. With Liam Neeson and musical guest Modest Mouse (Channel 4, 11:30).