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SUNDAY
8 PM ON MSNBC

National Geographic Explorer

The search for John F. Kennedy's sunken PT 109 is chronicled in this program, in which Kennedy's nephew Max meets two Solomon Islanders who helped in the rescue. The patrol boat sank after a collision with a Japanese destroyer on Aug. 2, 1943.

9 PM ON CHANNEL 4

Martin and Lewis

Jeremy Northam and Sean Hayes portray the fabled comedy team in this new TV movie.

9 PM ON CHANNEL 7

The Pennsylvania Miners' Story

It was sad to learn that hard feelings have followed last summer's rescue of the nine miners who were trapped in Somerset County. This movie, for which each received $150,000, aims to convey just how steep were the odds they faced.

9 PM ON CHANNEL 17

Skinwalkers

Based on a novel by Tony Hillerman, Navajo Tribal Police officers track a killer whose methods involve Navajo witchcraft. Adam Beach and Wes Studi star.

9 PM ON HGTV

Toys We Grew Up With

Aimed at those who can remember a time when games had nothing to do with computers, this program takes a nostalgic look at old favorites such as Barbie, G.I. Joe, Colorforms and Play-Doh.

MONDAY
6 PM ON TCM

Honoring Shelley Winters

Winters, TCM's "Star of the Month," is showcased in four well-known movies from the 1960s: "Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell" at 6 p.m.; "Lolita" at 8 p.m.; "A Patch of Blue" at 11 p.m. and "Harper" at 1 a.m.

9 PM ON HISTORY

Ronald Reagan: A Legacy Remembered

With the cooperation of wife Nancy and children Patti, Ron and Michael, this documentary looks at personal aspects of the 40th president along with his public career. Others interviewed include top officials from the Reagan era, including James Baker, George Shultz and Casper Weinberger.

TUESDAY
7 PM ON CINEMAX

Uncle Saddam

With "undercover footage" from Iraq, French filmmaker Joel Soler offers a portrait of Saddam Hussein that is billed as "surreal, uniquely intimate and darkly humorous." But current events could have a lot to do with whether anyone is ready to laugh.

WEDNESDAY
8 PM ON CHANNEL 2

Tim McGraw: Sing Me Home

The country star performs before a hometown audience in Start, La., in his first TV special. Includes interviews with people who recall McGraw's childhood in Start.

9 PM ON CHANNEL 7

Back in the U.S.

Paul McCartney is followed, onstage and off, during his 14-week American tour earlier this year. McCartney is said to have granted "unprecedented access" to filmmaker Mark Haefeli.

9 PM ON CHANNEL 17

Young Dr. Freud

Funny how Freud was wrong about almost everything (or so we're told), yet remains a celebrated figure. This program looks at his life up to the publication of "The Interpretation of Dreams" in 1900.

THURSDAY
10 PM ON CHANNEL 2

Elvis Lives

This special follows the CD compilation that recently put Elvis back at the top of the charts. Along with tributes and nostalgia, four of the No. 1 songs on the CD will be featured in new performances by contemporary artists.

FRIDAY
8 PM ON CHANNEL 2

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang face a Christmas Eve crisis. Why the cast of "Scrubs" is joining Whoopi Goldberg and Joan Cusack we can't say, but we are thankful that NBC waited until after Thanksgiving to show this new movie.

8 PM ON CHANNEL 29

The Brady Bunch in the White House

Don't ask how they got there. But Mike has become president and the whole family remains "blissfully ignorant" of how things have changed, just as they were in their two previous movies. Gary Cole and Shelley Long return as the elder Bradys.

SATURDAY
10 AM ON HISTORY

Shaka Zulu

One advantage of holiday weekends is a chance to watch marathons, or in this case, this 1985 miniseries that's too long to fit on normal schedules. Henry Cele stars as the African ruler.

11 AM ON USA

'Beethoven' marathon

Not quite as long, and definitely on the lighter side -- all four of the comedies about the perils of life with St. Bernards. Bonnie Hunt is among the upstaged humans in the first two.

8 PM ON CHANNEL 17

This Land Is Your Land

Another in a long line of musical celebrations that PBS tends to stash away until pledge time, this one reflects the folk renaissance that peaked in the 1960s. The Smothers Brothers share the hosting duties with Judy Collins. This is just one of three "American Soundtrack" shows that will debut on PBS stations this month.

9 PM ON SCI-FI CHANNEL

Interceptor Force II

Tough business, fighting aliens. It seems they never stay away for long, no matter what happened in the last movie. Stars Oliver Gruner, whose kickboxing prowess comes in handy in these situations. Preceded at 7 p.m. by the original "Interceptor Force."