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SHOWS WORTH NOTING FOR OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 3

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SATURDAY 10/28

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Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Big Foot (TLC, 9-10 p.m.): This offbeat documentary is a kick this time of year - whether you call the Big Guy Yehti or Abominable Snowman, he's a fascinating dude. Scientists and eccentrics give their views and share evidence.

MONDAY 10/30

The Ultimate Guide: Mummies (Discovery Channel, 8-9 p.m.): Demystifies the mummy phenomenon. Science buffs will enjoy the forensic details and hearing from scientists who travel the globe unwinding the mysteries.

The Great Campaign of 1960 (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): And you think the Gore-Bush campaign is close! The Kennedy-Nixon race was also neck and neck. This absorbing documentary reported by veteran journalist Paul Duke uses eye-witnesses and archival footage to reveal the details of that historic campaign.

TUESDAY 10/31

Frankenstein (Odyssey, 2-4 p.m.): A retelling of the classic horror story - a cautionary tale about the hubris of science. Patrick Bergin stars, with Randy Quaid as the monster.

NBA basketball (TBS, 8 p.m.): The regular season opens with the New York Knicks hosting the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Nova: Holocaust on Trial (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): When English revisionist Hitler "scholar" David Irving published controversial books denying certain elements of the Holocaust, he was attacked by other scholars. This is the story of a lawsuit Irving initiated against one scholar.

Wednesday 11/1

Time to Choose - A PBS/NPR Voter's Guide (Broadcast live on PBS, 8-11 p.m.): This collaboration among PBS, NPR, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, and Frontline looks at issues in the election.

Normal, Ohio (Season premiere, Fox, 8:30-9 p.m.): John Goodman stars in this mean-spirited, dysfunctional-family "comedy" about a gay man who returns to the small town from whence he came to face prejudice and unfunny one-liners. Contrived and dull.

The $treet (Season premiere, Fox, 9-10 p.m.): The corporate ladder has never been so greased by slime. The influences are clear: "90210" meets "Ally McBeal" meets the movie "Wall Street."

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