Before: You can watch the arrivals beginning at 4 p.m. on KTLA-TV Channel 5, KABC-TV Channel 7, cable's E! Entertainment Television and VH1.
The Big Show: The actual telecast begins at 6 p.m. on ABC (Channel 7).
During: When there are commercial breaks during the Oscars, the Bravo channel will show highlights of the Independent Spirit Awards that were handed out Saturday for 1997's best non-studio films.
After: For analysis, celebrity interviews and party coverage (not necessarily in that order), check out E! beginning at 9 p.m. and Channel 7 at 10 p.m.