* Legg Mason tennis on ESPN2.

* Nationals baseball on WDCA.

* And a new episode of "Monk" on USA Network.


Tennis. The Legg Mason Classic quarterfinals in Washington (ESPN2 at 3).

Baseball. San Diego at Washington (Channel 20 at 7); Baltimore at Texas (Channel 66 at 8).

Public Broadcasting

White House Chronicle. The Washington Post's Sebastian Mallaby talks about his book "The World's Banker: A Story of Failed States, Financial Crises, and the Wealth and Poverty of Nations" (Channel 32 at 6; Sunday, 6:30).

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill. Topics are Iraq and its impact on U.S. politics, and the John Roberts nomination; with Time's Michael Duffy, The Washington Post's Dan

Balz and the Wall Street Journal's Jeanne Cummings (Channels 22

and 26 at 8).

Now interviews author and professor Robert McChesney on his efforts to reform the media by granting citizens more access to information (Channel 26, 8:30; Channel 22 at 9).

Local Public Affairs

The Politics Program With Mark Plotkin. Washington Nationals General Manager Jim Bowden and President Tony Tavares talk about the team and ownership possibilities (NewsChannel 8 at 11 p.m.; heard live at 10 a.m. on WTOP-AM 1500).


Dateline looks at television news coverage of high-profile missing-persons cases, and asks why the subjects always seem to be attractive, female and white (Channel 4 at 8).

20/20 re-airs a segment on people's perceptions of hyped products such as premium vodka and cellulite treatment (Channel 7 at 10).

Cable Series

Monk heads to wine country for a relaxing weekend but ends up uncovering the murder of a man who is not supposed to exist (USA Network at 10).

Late Night

Charlie Rose. With architects Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano, and architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable (Channel 32 at 11; Channel 26 at midnight).

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. With Hank Azaria, Anthony Anderson and music by Natasha Bedingfield (Channel 4, 11:35).

Late Show With David Letterman. With Jason Bateman, Hugh Fink and music by Son Volt (Channel 9, 11:35).

-- John Maynard

The TV Column will return.

Tony Shalhoub stars as a detective in "Monk," tonight at 10 on USA Network.