Gubernatorial Debate

NewsChannel 8 and C-SPAN provide live coverage at 7 p.m. of the final debate between Virginia gubernatorial candidates Tim Kaine and Jerry Kilgore. WRC (Channel 4) will rebroadcast the debate at midnight, WUSA (Channel 9) at 2:05 a.m. The stations' Web sites, and, plan to stream the debate live.


Baseball Playoffs. Games and times on ESPN and ESPN2 to be determined after Saturday's results.

NFL Football. Tampa Bay at New York Jets (Channel 5 at 1); Baltimore at Detroit (Channel 9 at 1); Washington at Denver (Channel 5 at 4); Cincinnati at Jacksonville (ESPN, 8:30).

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

Auto Racing. NASCAR Banquet 400 (Channel 4 at 2).

Public Affairs

Fox News Sunday. The Harriet Miers Supreme Court nomination is the topic for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Miers friend Judge Nathan Hecht and Gary Bauer of the American Values Coalition; former House speaker Newt Gingrich discusses the scandals within the Republican Party, and National Institutes of Health physician Steven Rosenberg talks about the latest developments in the fight against cancer (Channel 5 at 9 a.m.).

This Week. Sens. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) debate the Harriet Miers court nomination; Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt assesses the avian flu threat; William F. Buckley talks about the 50th anniversary of the National Review; and a panel discussion with Cokie Roberts, George Will and the American Prospect's Robert Reich (Channel 7 at 9 a.m.).

Sunday Morning reports on how home theaters are changing the way consumers view movies (Channel 9 at 9 a.m.).

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly interviews U.S. military chaplain James Yee about his ministry to Muslim prisoners at the Guantanamo naval base (Channel 32 at 9 a.m.).

The Chris Matthews Show. Topics are the CIA leak investigation and Condoleezza Rice's presidential ambitions; with NBC's Andrea Mitchell, CNN's Judy Woodruff, Newsweek's Howard Fineman and the Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page (Channel 4 at 10 a.m.).

Inside Washington. Topics include conservative outrage over the Harriet Miers nomination, Karl Rove agreeing to give additional testimony and the Senate break with the White House over regulations on prisoner abuse (Channel 7 at 10 a.m.).

Think Tank discusses women in the Bible with author Naomi Harris Rosenblatt (Channel 26 at 10 a.m.).

Meet the Press. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention and Pat Buchanan debate the Miers nomination; and a roundtable with The Washington Post's David Broder and E.J. Dionne, the Los Angeles Times's Ron Brownstein and the National Review's Kate O'Beirne (Channel 4, 10:30 a.m.).

Capital Sunday interviews Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) on the Republican Party's challenge to the president, his plan to reform Social Security and his book "It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good" (Channel 7, 10:30 a.m.).

Face the Nation. The topic is the Miers nomination; with Sens. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) (Channel 9, 10:30 a.m.).

Reliable Sources assesses media coverage of the Miers nomination with CBS's Gloria Borger, the New York Times's Frank Rich and the National Review's David Frum; George Clooney discusses his film about Edward R. Murrow; and professors and bloggers Jay Rosen and Glenn Reynolds talk about Judith Miller and the CIA leak investigation (CNN, 10 a.m.).

John McLaughlin's One on One. New York Life Chairman and CEO Sy Sternberg talks about the future of Social Security (NewsChannel 8 at 9).

Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer interviews Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffak Rubaie on his country's elections; Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) debate foreign and domestic issues, the Rev. Pat Robertson weighs in on the Miers nomination; and an interview on avian flu with U.N. envoy David Nabarro (CNN at 11 a.m.).

Q&A. With UPI defense correspondent Pamela Hess (C-SPAN at 8 and 11 p.m.).


Dateline reports on the case of Taylor Behl, the missing Richmond student found dead this week (Channel 4 at 7).

60 Minutes interviews former FBI director Louis Freeh on his tenuous relationship with his ex-boss, President Bill Clinton; plus, two legendary cat burglars recall their greatest heists (Channel 9 at 7).

Public Broadcasting

Mystery! The Murder Room. Martin Shaw returns as poet-detective Adam Dalgliesh in this adaptation of P.D. James's newest novel (Channels 22 and 26 at 9).

Prime-Time Movies

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Mike Myers makes his third appearance as the international man of mystery, taking on Dr. Evil (Myers), Mini Me (Verne Troyer) and their new accomplice, Goldmember (Myers) (Channel 5 at 8).

The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005). Gregg Henry stars as the notorious serial killer, who after 30 years and 10 unsolved murders in Wichita, Kan., was found and convicted this year (Channel 9 at 9).


The West Wing. The Vinick camp forces Santos to give his views on immigration (Channel 4 at 8).

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition rewards a master carpenter who's spent his life helping others (Channel 7 at 8).

Cold Case. The 1978 murder of a 21-year-old boy is reinvestigated when the victim's mother finds a letter suggesting he was killed by someone he knew (Channel 9 at 8).

Law & Order: Criminal Intent. A woman thought to be kidnapped is found happily cohabitating with an escaped prisoner (Channel 4 at 9).

Desperate Housewives. Bree's mother-in-law gets her in trouble with the law, and Susan attempts to accept Edie's new role in Julie's life (Channel 7 at 9).

Crossing Jordan. Three 10-year-old boys are missing in the forest (Channel 4 at 10).

Grey's Anatomy. Meredith's mother, who has Alzheimer's disease, is brought to the hospital for a surgical procedure (Channel 7 at 10).

Cable Series

Rome. Pompey attacks Caesar's depleted forces while Vorenus and Pollo remain marooned in the Adriatic Sea (HBO at 9).

Curb Your Enthusiasm. After buying a bra for his housekeeper, Larry faces the wrath of her husband (HBO at 10).

Intimate Portrait profiles Ann Curry of "Today" (Lifetime at 11).

Cable Specials

The Cole Conspiracy recounts the October 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors (The History Channel at 8).

Kids in Crisis. Lester Holt traces an Indiana family's struggle with physical abuse (MSNBC at 9).

The terrorist attack on the USS Cole, which killed 17 sailors in 2000, is the subject of "The Cole Conspiracy," at 8 p.m. on the History Channel.Alan Alda's Sen. Arnold Vinick puts Jimmy Smits's Rep. Matthew Santos on the spot on "The West Wing," at 8 p.m. on Channel 4.