Reba McEntire steps onto center stage Tuesday for A&E's "Live by Request" at 9 p.m. The two-hour special allows fans to request songs by calling an 800 phone number displayed on screen.
That's just part of McEntire's big week. Tuesday, the day of her A&E special, her 27th album, "So Good Together," will be released. And on Thanksgiving Day, she stars in a CBS movie, "Secret of Giving."
McEntire long ago established herself as a song's best friend. She says part of her job as a singer is to connect on an emotional level with the audience and make listeners feel everything she feels when singing a song.
The show repeats Friday at 10 p.m.
Sunday on Showtime at 8 p.m., "Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story," starring Ed Marinaro, Debbie Reynolds and Elden Henson. The movie tells the true story of a high school football star who gives up the game to donate a kidney to save the life of his grandmother. Repeats: Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 28, at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday on TBS at 8 p.m., the basic cable debut of "The Wizard of Oz," with Dorothy and friends dancing down the yellow brick road in a digitally remastered version of the 1939 film. Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Margaret Hamilton star. Repeats at 10:20 p.m.
Sunday on CNBC at 8 p.m., "National Geographic Explorer" goes to the bottom of the Aegean Sea with George Bass as he discovers a ship from the 5th century B.C. Repeats: Saturday at 8 p.m.
Monday on Lifetime at 7 p.m., Meredith Vieira takes over as host of the "Intimate Portrait" series with the premiere of a Mary Steenburgen profile. The story of the actress includes interviews with husband Ted Danson and longtime friends Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton and actress Laura Dern.
Thursday on the Nashville Network at 7 p.m., an encore of the made-for-television movie "A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion," followed at 9 p.m. by "A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain."
Thursday through next Sunday on the History Channel, four days of marathon programming for the holiday. Eleven episodes of "Modern Marvels: Made in the USA" air Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. They are followed by "The First Americans" at 8 and "The History of Thanksgiving: Home for the Holidays" at 9.
On Friday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. come nine episodes of "History's Mysteries: Evil Under the Sun." Then 12 "Military Blunders" air Saturday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. And Sunday, Nov. 28, "History's Crimes & Trials" gets a 12-hour marathon starting at 8 a.m.
Friday through next Sunday on BBC America at 9 p.m., the award-winning, nine-hour drama about the 20th century, "Our Friends in the North," told through the lives and loves of four friends from the northeast of England. The drama airs from 9 p.m. until midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28. Stars portraying the 160 named characters include Malcolm McDowell -- in his first British TV role in 15 years -- Christopher Eccleston, Peter Vaughan, Daniel Craig, Mark Strong and Gina McKee.
Saturday on the Nashville Network at 9 p.m. on the "Gaither Gospel Hour," the Oak Ridge Boys, Statler Brothers, Sandi Patty and Guy Penrod say so-long to departing Cathedrals Ernie Haase, Scott Fowler, Glen Payne, George Younce and Roger Bennett.
Saturday on the History Channel at 10 p.m., "David L. Wolper: The Man Who Makes Things Happen," a 90-minute program about the life of the producer whose career spans just about the entire age of television. Repeats at 2 a.m.