The Central Intelligence Agency is filmed from the inside with cooperation from the top in two "On the Inside" specials airing on Discovery Channel Sunday at 8 p.m.
"America's Front Line" and "The New Threats" explore some of the workings of the powerful U.S. intelligence agency whose clandestine services require that actions and techniques remain among the nation's most guarded secrets.
James Coburn narrates the program, which includes the first extensive interview about the agency with CIA Director George Tenet; an interview with a top official regarding the role of covert operations; an interview with the head of the Counter Terrorism Center; previously classified stories from deep inside the CIA; and a look at a training facility known as "The Farm."
The one-hour shows repeat at midnight and Jan. 23, 26 and 29.
* Sunday on A&E Network at 8 p.m., a two-hour "Biography" profile called "Oprah Winfrey: Heart of the Matter." The program traces the life of the Mississippi girl whose gift of oratory was first noticed in her church when she recited passages from the Bible. The profile follows her difficult growing-up years, which were marked by abuse, and her remarkable success as she grew older. Repeats at 10 p.m., midnight and 2 a.m.
* Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m., the Emmy-winning series "The Sopranos" kicks off its 13-episode second season with mobster Tony Soprano trying to cope while his psychiatrist is on the lam.
* Sunday on the History Channel at 9 p.m., "Desert Storm," a three-part, three-hour series on the worldwide military coalition organized to push Saddam Hussein and his invading army out of Kuwait. The series examines the strategies employed and weapons deployed. Repeats at 1 a.m.
* Monday on Court TV at 7 p.m., the debut of "Mug Shot," a one-hour biographical documentary series airing Mondays through Thursdays. Each installment focuses on a notorious criminal. The first week's lineup: Monday, the Boston Strangler; Tuesday, David Koresh; Wednesday, Richard Speck; and Thursday, Sam Sheppard. (Sheppard, a Cleveland surgeon convicted of murdering his wife in 1954, served 10 years in prison before being acquitted at a retrial in 1966.)
* Monday on A&E Network at 8 p.m., "Biography" profiles prolific author Stephen King, who despite a recent car accident continues to write suspense novels at an amazing pace. Repeats at midnight.
* Tuesday on USA Network at 8 p.m., "The Mary Kay Letourneau Story: All-American Girl," a movie about the 35-year-old teacher and mother of four who had an affair with one of her 13-year-old students and bore two children by him. Penelope Ann Miller stars. Repeats at 11 p.m. and Jan. 23 and 30. The two-hour movie will be followed by "Letourneau: Live," featuring key players in this story, including Letourneau, from prison.
* Wednesday on A&E Network at 9 p.m., the Eurythmics reunite to perform songs requested by telephone, fax and the Internet in a two-hour block. The concert repeats at 1 a.m. and Saturday at 9 p.m.
* Saturday on Disney Channel at 7:30 p.m., "Up, Up and Away," a movie starring Michael Pagan as a "normal" son in a family with superhuman powers. In the end, Pagan must rescue his parents by using brains instead of superpowers. Repeats at 8:50 p.m. and Jan. 23, 25, 27, 31.