* "I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown" on WJLA.

* The final 20 "Unexpected TV Moments" on TV Land.

* And "Dear Santa" on WTTG.


Hockey. Detroit at Washington (CSN at 7).

NBA Basketball. New Jersey at Cleveland (ESPN, 7:30); New York at Phoenix (ESPN at 10).

College Football. Division I-AA Championship: Northern Iowa vs. Texas State (ESPN2 at 8).

Public Broadcasting

White House Chronicle. Former Louisiana senator John Breaux talks about utility responses to national emergencies and the new prescription drug benefit (Channel 32 at 6; Sunday, 6:30).

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill. Topics are Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's trip to Europe, the economy and the debate over Iraq; with The Washington Post's Dana Priest, ABC's Martha Raddatz and the Wall Street Journal's David Wessel (Channels 22 and 26 at 8).

Local Public Affairs

Metropolitan Edition features segments on NASCAR, Bob Woodward and military recruiters (Channel 7 at 9).

The Politics Program With Mark Plotkin. With Virginia Gov.-elect Tim Kaine (NewsChannel 8 at 11 p.m.; heard live at 10 a.m. on WTOP-AM 1500).


Dateline. Katie Couric interviews Mike Wallace (Channel 4 at 8).

20/20 reports on teenage thrill-seekers (Channel 7 at 10).

Cable Series

100 Most Unexpected TV Moments. The week-long series concludes with 20 moments, among them the "Newhart" finale, Bobby Ewing's shower scene in "Dallas," Janet Jackson's memorable Super Bowl halftime stunt and Tonya Harding's ice-skating malfunction during the 1994 Olympics (TV Land at 10).


Dear Santa. Fox gets in the wish-granting business with this special featuring stories of children whose letters to Santa will be answered, including a girl who wants her military dad home for the holidays (Channel 5 at 8).

I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown. Linus and Lucy's little brother Rerun and Snoopy's estranged brother Spike get top billing in this lesser known Charlie Brown Christmas special (Channel 7 at 8).


Ghost Whisperer. A distraught ghost (Sonia Braga) is all over Melinda about why her husband and son have been estranged since her death (Channel 9 at 8).

Three Wishes. A 10-year-old boy meets his idol, Bill Gates, a 12-year-old goes to space camp, and a young actress gets her TV debut on an NBC soap opera (Channel 4 at 9).

Close to Home. Annabeth prosecutes a murder-for-hire case (Channel 9 at 9).

Reba and Van are forced to see the company's therapist after their boss catches them fighting in the office (Channel 50 at 9).

Numb3rs. A researcher who discovers a human skull on Native American land is murdered (Channel 9 at 10).

Late Night

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. With Scarlett Johansson and Larry the Cable Guy (Channel 4, 11:35).

-- John Maynard

The TV Column will return.

1994: Tonya Harding pleads with Olympic judges after her skate lace broke. It is one of the "100 Most Unexpected TV Moments," tonight at 10 on TV Land.