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7 PM on A&E

City Confidential

"Ingleside: Dirty Deals, Buried Secrets" is the tale of a quiet little Texas town whose mayor, Mark Crawford, was not the nice guy he seemed to be. Persistent rumors that the popular businessman and veteran was involved in drug dealing and other shady endeavors prompted his business partner, Nick Brueggen, to go to the authorities. Days later, Brueggen was dead, and Crawford was missing. He was found in Mississippi, brought home and tried for the killing, but his story didn't end there. More charges awaited him in another state. (TVPG) 704629
8 PM on Channel 7

A Charlie Brown
Thanksgiving

Though the ever-hapless Charlie Brown has good intentions in trying to arrange a holiday feast for his friends, the meal turns out to be a near-disaster when Snoopy and Woodstock are left in charge of supplying the food. Marcie ultimately comes to the rescue in this charming holiday perennial from 1973. (TVG) 7564
8 PM on ESPN

College Football

The Big East championship and an automatic entry into a Bowl Championship Series game could be at stake tonight when West Virginia visits Pittsburgh. The Mountaineers' multifaceted rushing attack is triggered by Rasheed Marshall, who last month became the Big East's all-time leading rusher among quarterbacks, and backs Jason Colson and Kay-Jay Harris. The talk in the Steel City has been how junior QB Tyler Palko has energized the Panthers. HDTV693534
8 PM on TCM

Gone With the Wind

This epic picture won eight Academy Awards, including best picture. Based on Margaret Mitchell's 1939 novel, "Gone With the Wind" spans the years before, during and after the Civil War. Vivien Leigh stars as Scarlett
O'Hara, a spoiled Southern belle. Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland and Leslie Howard also star. 2208212
10 PM on Channel 2

The Seinfeld Story

Six years after ending production, the "show about nothing" lives on in reruns and in the hearts of its fans. In this new special, stars Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards, along with series creator Larry David, reminisce about "Seinfeld" and how it evolved from shaky beginnings to become one of the hottest sitcoms of all time. Of course, there are plenty of clips. (TVG) HDTV8125
10 PM on LIFETIME

TV's Greatest Sidekicks

Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams ("Laverne & Shirley") host this new special spotlighting television's first-rate second bananas -- female division. Guests include Valerie Harper and Georgia Engel ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"); Renee Taylor ("The Nanny"); Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan ("Maude," "The Golden Girls"); and Betty White, MTM foil and Golden Girl. The special includes a tribute to the late Vivian Vance ("I Love Lucy"). 461854
10 PM on TRAVEL

Travel Gear

Dreaming of a white Christmas -- and New Year's Day, and President's Day, and possibly Easter? This new "Holiday Special" episode fills you in on what's hot in cold-weather recreation gear, whether your thing is skiing, snowboarding, climbing or snowmobiling. Making angels in the snow, however, is probably still the cheapest winter sport. (TVG) 4948670