* Maryland's season opener on CSN.

* The premiere of "Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi" on Cartoon Network.

* And "Cirque du Soleil: Midnight Sun" on Bravo.


College Basketball. Jackson State at Maryland (CSN at 8).

NBA Basketball. Indiana at Detroit (ESPN at 8); Memphis at Sacramento (ESPN, 10:30).

Public Broadcasting

White House Chronicle. With USC journalism professor Adam Clayton Powell III, USA Today's Donna Leinwand and UPI's Claude Salhi (Channel 32 at 6; repeats Sunday, 5:30).

Washington Week (CC). Topics are the Cabinet changes, the CIA and the Democrats; with USA Today's Barbara Slavin, Time's Michael Duffy, the Houston Chronicle's Gebe Martinez and The Washington Post's John Harris (Channels 22 and 26 at 8).

Evening Exchange. Poet Maya Angelou shares her grandmother's recipes, The Washington Post's Keith Alexander suggests some holiday getaways, and the District's poet laureate, Delores Kendrick, reads her work (Channel 32 at 8; Sunday at 6 p.m.).

Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered (CC). Democratic National Committee vice chair candidate Marjorie Harris assesses the party's future, plus an interview with "Black Hawk Down" author Mark Bowden on the Fallujah situation, and Seth Mnookin talks about his book about the Jayson Blair scandal at the New York Times (Channel 26, 8:30).

Now With Bill Moyers (CC) reports on allegations of Washington lobbyists bilking Indian tribes out of millions of dollars (Channels 22 and 26 at 9).

Local Public Affairs

The Politics Program With Mark Plotkin. Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) and attorney Viet Dinh talk about representation for D.C. residents in Congress (NewsChannel 8 at 11 p.m.; heard live at 10 a.m. on WTOP-AM 1500).


Dateline (CC) chronicles a Las Vegas murder case from various points of view (Channel 4 at 8).

20/20 (CC) interviews the members of Destiny's Child (Channel 7 at 10).

Cable Programs

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. Animated comedy follows the fictional adventures of the pop band Puffy AmiYumi, comprising two spunky young women, that is incredibly popular in Japan (Cartoon Network, 7:30 p.m.).

Cirque du Soleil: Midnight Sun. The troupe performs in the streets of Montreal (Bravo at 8).

Cowboy U: Moloka'i. Five city slickers head to the islands to become traditional Hawaiian cowboys known as paniolo (CMT at 9).


Joan of Arcadia (CC). The family recalls the horrible day when Kevin was paralyzed in a car accident (Channel 9 at 8).

Star Trek: Enterprise. A mysterious group of Vulcans is suspected in the suicide bombing of Earth's embassy on the Vulcan planet (Channel 20 at 8).

Complete Savages (CC). The boys set Dad up with a date (Channel 7, 8:30).

Third Watch (CC). Davis jeopardizes his career when he faces down a corrupt captain (Channel 4 at 9).

Hope & Faith (CC). Faith tries to impress a single father (Nick Lachey) by pretending her nephew Justin is her son (Channel 7 at 9).

JAG (CC). A routine training exercise in Cuba goes awry (Channel 9 at 9).

Reba and Barbra Jean fight for the right to host Thanksgiving dinner (Channel 50 at 9).

Blue Collar TV. LeAnn Rimes performs (Channel 50, 9:30).

Medical Investigation (CC). Two porn stars go down with a mysterious illness, and a third slips into a coma (Channel 4 at 10).

Late Night

Charlie Rose (CC). With Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina (Channels 26 and 32 at 11).

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (CC). With Teri Hatcher, Brian Williams and music by Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama (Channel 4, 11:35).

Late Show With David Letterman (CC). With New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and MTV's Damien Fahey (Channel 9, 11:35).

-- John Maynard

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