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SERIES

30 for 30 The new episode "Youngstown Boys" explores class and power dynamics in college sports. 6 p.m. ESPN and 8 p.m. ESPN2

Atlantis While hunting in the mountains, the boys stumble across an abandoned baby and Jason (Jack Donnelly) refuses to leave the child in this new episode. 9 p.m. BBC America

The Graham Norton Show Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Hill; food writer Mary Berry and actor David Walliams are guests and Cliff Richard performs in this new episode. 10 p.m. BBC America

Saturday Night Live John Goodman hosts with musical guest Kings of Leon. 11:29 p.m. NBC

SPECIALS

2013 Heisman Trophy Presentation College football's top award is presented to the most outstanding player of the year. The nominees: quarterbacks Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois), Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M), AJ McCarron (Alabama);,Jameis Winston (Florida State); and running backs Tre Mason (Auburn), Andre Williams (Boston College). 5 p.m. ESPN and 10 p.m. ESPN2

Holiday Specials Three favorites are on tap on CBS, starting with "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer " 8 p.m.; "Frosty the Snowman." 9 p.m. and "Frosty Returns." 9:30 p.m.

MOVIES

Nelson Mandela in Movies  Starz and Encore channels are simulcasting three movies depicting the life of Mandela. Up first, the 1996 documentary "Mandela" at noon. At 2 p.m. Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine star in 1997's "Mandela and de Klerk" and at 4, Abdullah Ibrahim, Duma Ka Ndlovu are featured in Filmmaker Lee Hirsch's 2002 "Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony."

Hats Off to Christmas! Haylie Duff stars in this new drama as a young widow who manages a small-town shop selling Christmas hats. 8 p.m. Hallmark

Christmas on the Bayou When a workaholic executive (Hilarie Burton) returns to her Southern hometown for Christmas, her childhood sweetheart (Tyler Hilton) tries to rekindle their romance and persuade her to stay. Ed Asner, Markie Post and Randy Travis also star. 8 p.m. Lifetime

WEEKEND TALK SHOWS

SATURDAY

Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC

McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET

SUNDAY

Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC

State of the Union Budget deal: former OMB director Peter Orszag; former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin; Rana Foroohar. (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

CBS News Sunday Morning (N) 6:30 a.m. KCBS

Fareed Zakaria GPS Education: Sal Khan; Joel Klein; Wendy Kopp; Tom Friedman. Islam and the Koran: Author Mustafa Akyol ("Islam Without Extremes"). Israel; Iran: Ari Shavit. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.); Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.). Coverage of Nelson Mandela's funeral: Debora Patta; Allen Pizzey; Tim Modise; John Carlin. Panel: Tom Friedman, Jeffrey Goldberg; Radhika Jones; Clarissa Ward. (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press Budget deal: Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.); Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). NSA: Michael Hayden. An alternative to Obamacare: Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.). Panel: Former Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) Nancy Gibbs; Kathleen Parker; Steve Inskeep. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC

This Week North Korea; Iran; Syria: Sec. of State John F. Kerry. New York City's homeless children: Andrea Elliot, New York Times. Panel: Cokie Roberts; Newt Gingrich; Robert Reich; Ana Navarro; Andrea Elliot. (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Fox News Sunday Budget deal: Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.); Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: Carlee Soto, sister of victim Victoria Soto; Mark Kelly and Larry Pratt. Molly Ringwald. Panel: Brit Hume; Julie Pace; Bill Kristol; Bob Woodward. (N) 8 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Reliable Sources Reporting on Robert Levinson: Matt Apuzzo. Megyn Kelly remarks about the race of Santa Claus and Jesus: Aisha Harris. Panel: Peter Hamby; Christina Belantoni; Amy Holmes. Marketing for the movie "Anchorman 2": Sam Thielman, AdWeek. Comcast's "SeeIt" feature: Sam Schwartz. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

60 Minutes Inside the NSA; turmoil in Egypt. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS

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