KENNEDY WOMEN: PASSION AND POLITICS

Sunday at 9 p.m. on Discovery

The accomplishments of the Kennedy men are well known. However, this two-hour program takes a look at the women behind the men and the many contributions of these wives, mothers and daughters of the famed family.

FRANKENSTEIN

Sunday at 9 p.m. on USA

Detectives arrive at the scene of a grisly murder and discover a victim -- with two hearts and bones as hard as rocks -- as grotesque as the crime itself. The investigators are eager to discover the origin of the abomination. However, before an examination is possible, the body disappears.

Enter Deucalion, a humanlike creation of mad scientist Victor Helios. Deucalion sheds some light on the murders and the person responsible -- Helios, whose new creations have become homicidal.

Based on characters created by author Dean Koontz, the two-hour movie stars Vincent Perez, Thomas Kretschmann and Parker Posey.

DIARY OF A POLITICAL TOURIST

Monday at 8 p.m. on HBO

Life on the campaign trail can be exciting, demanding, and numbing all at once.

Producer Alexandra Pelosi hooked up with the Democratic presidential hopefuls and spent two years on the road, taking in the details of the early primaries, Super Tuesday and the convention, among other milestones.

Pelosi's documentary includes coverage of Dick Gephardt, Howard Dean, Wesley Clark and John Kerry.

SPEAK NOW SPECIAL

Tuesday at 8 p.m. on BET

Hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs speaks to young adults about the issues and the importance of casting their vote.

DECISIONS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Discovery

Three very different U.S. presidents and their crucial decisions are examined in this special hosted by presidential historian Michael Beschloss and narrated by actor Morgan Freeman.

On Tuesday, the spotlight is on Lyndon B. Johnson and civil rights; on Oct. 19, Ronald Reagan and the Cold War; on Oct. 26, Franklin D. Roosevelt and World War II. All three hour-long episodes begin at 8 p.m.

HIP HOP HONORS

Tuesday at 9 p.m. on VH1

Vivica A. Fox and Mos Def host this two-hour special honoring the pioneers and hot new artists of the genre.

Salt-n-Pepa, Doug E. Fresh, Public Enemy, Nas, Beastie Boys and Sugarhill Gang are among the honorees.

MANHUNT: THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S

MOST GORGEOUS MALE MODEL

Tuesday at 10 p.m. on Bravo

Carmen Electra hosts this new series in which wannabe male models hit the runway. Young newcomers compete for the ultimate prize: a one-year contract with international modeling agency, IMG.

Eight one-hour episodes follow those plucked from America's streets, bars, gyms and colleges to see whether they have what it takes to be crowned most gorgeous male model.

HE'S A LADY

Tuesday at 10 p.m. on TBS

Eleven macho men, who think they're appearing on a show titled "All American Man," are given feminine makeovers and the chance to live life as a woman.

The contestants, who will live together in the "Doll House," must compete in challenges such as planning a wedding, serving as bridemaids and modeling to win $250,000.

Morgan Fairchild, John Salley and Debbie Matenopoulos judge.

ZEN AND THE ART

OF competitive EATING

Wednesday at 9 p.m. on A&E

Like Olympians, competitive eaters train year 'round for such events as the famous July 4th hot-dog eating contest at New York City's Coney Island.

World-record breaker Crazy Legs Conti offers poignant insights into the sport as he travels the contest circuit.

THOUGHTCRIMES

Friday at 9 p.m. on USA

Navi Rawat stars as a woman with telepathic abilities who is misdiagnosed as a schizophrenic and rescued by a government researcher (Peter Horton) who trains her to control her gift, but she soon discovers her mentor has ulterior motives.