Nature: Can Animals Predict Disaster?

7 p.m. on WETA

Believers and skeptics have long debated whether animals can sense an impending earthquake or tidal wave. This program explores how science is focusing on animal behavior, spurred by observations of creatures from fish to elephants just before the 2004 tsunami. Experts examine how animals' reactions may help humans when disasters strike.

Saturday night live in the 80s: Lost and found

9 p.m. on NBC

The classic bits made famous by Dana Carvey, Billy Crystal, Eddie Murphy and Martin Short are showcased in this special saluting the show's talent-packed decade.

Crystal and Short are interviewed, and the two-hour program includes vintage clips featuring Kevin Nealon, Adam Sandler and other performers.


Las Vegas: An Unconventional History

9 p.m. on PBS

The glitz, the gambling and Wayne Newton are among its visible claims to fame. But before Las Vegas was a collection of casinos, it was a Nevada frontier town.

This two-part "American Experience" documentary looks at the rise of the country's fastest-growing city, now marking its 100th anniversary. Part 2 airs Tuesday at 9 p.m.


The 39th annual CMA awards

8 p.m. on CBS

Brooks & Dunn host the annual celebration of country music's brightest stars live from New York's Madison Square Garden. The show's performers include Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack.


I Walk The Line: A Night For Johnny Cash

8 p.m. on CBS

Johnny Cash's distinctive musical style is celebrated in this special, with performers covering many of his best-known songs, including "I Walk the Line" and "Folsom Prison Blues." Among those appearing are Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley and Norah Jones.


Red & Blue

8 p.m. on Discovery

It's a lifestyle swap with a political agenda: Two families, from "red" and "blue" states -- popular descriptions used to denote a preference toward the Republican or Democratic parties -- trade lives for two weeks in an effort to understand each other's social and political stances.


North Shore Animal Rescue

9:30 p.m. on Animal Planet

This new series follows vets and volunteers as they rescue injured or abandoned pets around New York City.

It also chronicles the adoption process at North Shore Animal League, and offers behavior and training tips for viewers.


9:30 p.m. on HGTV

Forget designing on a dime: This show proves that you can make over a room without spending a single penny.

Simply by moving furniture, reorganizing and decluttering -- and sometimes pulling a few knickknacks out of storage -- host Aaron Foster and his crew give simple spaces a stylish look without bringing new items into the mix. "We don't even buy a two-dollar basket to store CDs," Foster said.


Days Of Our Lives

1 p.m. on NBC

"Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives." Since Nov. 8, 1965, that epigram has marked the start of each episode of NBC's oldest soap.

This month, the show is celebrating its 40th anniversary, culminating Nov. 25 with an episode in which Hope (Kristian Alfonso) assembles an online scrapbook of memories, many relived through flashback sequences.