I can't be sure, but I'm betting Barbara Walters has Anne Hathaway, pictured, and Mickey Rourke in her Oscar pool. Both nominees are featured in "The Barbara Walters Special" (6 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5), which also includes sitdowns with Academy Award host Hugh Jackman and the Jonas Brothers. The chatfest is followed by some red-carpet gawking, and the actual ceremonies start at 7:30 p.m.Monday
It may be Black History Month, but that's no reason not to investigate the injustices that Mexican Americans have also faced in this country. "A Class Apart" (8 p.m., KTCA, Ch. 2) examines a 1951 small-town murder in Texas that became a landmark case that exposed Jim Crow-style discrimination against Latinos. Edward James Olmos narrates.Tuesday
How is it possible that Barack Obama appears to be on TV 24 hours a day? He reveals his secret during the State of the Union address (8 p.m., various stations), arriving at the Capitol with his identical cousin, Bernie, who has been handling the more mundane duties, such as attending Cabinet meetings and shopping for that new dog.Wednesday
I've been known to ridicule some of the plotlines of "CSI: NY" (9 p.m., WCCO, Ch. 4), but there's no way I can top the actual description of tonight's episode. Here's the summary, according to tvguide.com: "The CSIs search for the owner of a human eyeball that was dropped by a buzzard flying over the city." Wow.Thursday
It's almost certain that there will be a "Kung Fu Panda" sequel. While we wait, there's "Secrets of the Furious Five: Kung Fu Panda" (7 p.m., KARE, Ch. 11), a half-hour "tease" with Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman once again offering their famous pipes. The plot, in which the Panda is tricked into teaching baby bunnies, could just as easily been the premise for the show it's pre-empting, "My Name Is Earl."