HighlightsIf "Little Miss Sunshine" is a formidable Oscar contender tomorrow, it looks like an outright juggernaut at today's "Independent Spirit Awards"(IFC at 5) . Sarah Silverman hosts the indie-film trophy show. "A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day"(History Channel at 7) remembers the black soldiers who stormed the beaches at Normandy during World War II but came home to injustice and discrimination.
On "Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza! 07"(Comedy Central at 10), the Oscar-winning actor hosts some of stand-up comedy's rising stars. And funnyman George Lopez gets his first HBO solo stand-up gig with "George Lopez: America's Mexican"(HBO at 10).
Tomorrow, "Fox News Sunday"(Channel 5 at 9 a.m.) talks with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell and FBI agent Eric O'Neill, whose help in catching an infamous mole inspired the new movie "Breach."
"This Week"(Channel 7 at 10) features Condoleezza Rice, former president Jimmy Carter and actor-activist Patrick Dempsey.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) appears on "Meet the Press"(Channel 4, 10:30) with The Washington Post's Dan Balz, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Byron York of the National Review.
"Face the Nation"(Channel 9, 10:30 a.m.) host Bob Schieffer sits down with Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer"(CNN at 11) talks with Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), Iraq's national security adviser, Mowaffak al-Rubaie, former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger, California Reps. Jane Harman (D) and Duncan Hunter (R) and Seymour Hersh of the New Yorker.
Tomorrow night: Oscar-philes, start your engines! The red carpet critique kicks into full gear with the Riverses' "Joan & Melissa Live at the Academy Awards"(TV Guide Channel at 6). The "Barbara Walters Oscar Special"(Channel 7 at 7) features Jennifer Hudson, Helen Mirren, Eddie Murphy and this year's Oscar host, Ellen DeGeneres. Then, with no further ado, "The 79th Annual Academy Awards"(Channel 7, 8:30).
Need to get away from all the Hollywood ballyhoo? "Nature"(Channel 26 at 8) visits the stunning climes of the Andes mountains.
"The L Word"(Showtime at 10) finds unfaithful Angus in hot water, and Alice and Tasha try to reconcile their differences.
And if a full day of movie trophy coverage wasn't enough, "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards"(Channel 7, 12:05) keeps Hollywood's most glamorous night of the year rolling into the wee hours.
-- Chris Richards