College Basketball. California vs. Kansas (ESPN at noon); Duke at Texas (Channel 9 at 1:30); Ohio State at St. Joseph's (ESPN at 2); Michigan at South Florida (ESPN2 at 3); Kentucky at Indiana (Channel 9 at 3:45); St. John's at Virginia Tech (CSN at 4); Alabama at Temple (ESPN2 at 5); Wichita State at Michigan State (ESPN2 at 8).

College Football. Division I-AA semifinal: Furman at Appalachian State (ESPN2 at noon); Division II championship: Northwest Missouri State vs. Grand Valley State (ESPN at 4); Heisman Trophy presentation (ESPN at 8).

NBA Basketball. Chicago at Washington (Channel 50 at 7).

Teen Show

It's Academic. Damascus, Gar-Field and Landon high schools compete (Channel 4 at 10 a.m.).

Public Affairs

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe. Topics are Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's comments on U.S. policy on torture and ABC's promotion of Elizabeth Vargas to co-anchor of the evening newscast (Channel 32 at 10 a.m.; Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 26).

This Is America With Dennis Wholey. Former CIA director Stansfield Turner talks about his book "Burn Before Reading"(Channel 32, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday at 6 p.m.).

Weekend Live With Tony Snow. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) discusses Iraq and Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) talks about aviation security (FNC at noon). Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) appears tomorrow.

The McLaughlin Group looks at the poor marks given by the 9/11 commission for the nation's security efforts (Channel 4, 1:30; Sunday at noon).

The Beltway Boys assess the congressional Democrats' message on Iraq, the good economic news and the shooting of the Miami airline passenger (FNC at 6).

Fox News Watch. Topics are Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's recent remarks on the media and Katie Couric's future (FNC, 6:30).

Eye on Washington. The panel discusses President Bush's Iraq policy and the Saddam Hussein trial (Channel 9 at 7; Sunday at 11 a.m.).

On the Story. Topics are the bird flu, President Bush's Iraq speech and gun and ammo stockpiles in New Orleans (CNN at 7).

Prime-Time Movie

It's a Wonderful Life (1946). The annual airing of the Frank Capra classic; Jimmy Stewart stars as a man who gets a look at the world if he wasn't part of it. Three hours (Channel 4 at 8).

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). Jim Carrey has the lead role in a live-action version of the popular Christmas tale (Channel 7, 8:30).

CodeBreakers (2005) is previewed by Christian Swezey on this page. Two hours (ESPN at 9).

Painkiller Jane (2005). A woman exposed to a biochemical weapon becomes endowed with incredible self-healing powers and extraordinary physical and mental abilities. Two hours (Sci Fi at 9).


Video Game Awards. Samuel L. Jackson hosts the third annual ceremony, taped last month in Los Angeles with performances by 50 Cent, Def Leppard and Missy Elliott (Spike TV at 9).

Late Night

Saturday Night Live. Hosted by Alec Baldwin with music by Shakira (Channel 4, 11:30).

Thank you, Clarence: "It's a Wonderful Life" airs tonight at 8 on Channel 4.