The weekend's post-Christmas television fare includes a special, a documentary and honors at the White House.
Today's "Lou Rawls Parade of Stars," which raises money for the United Negro College Fund, is co-hosted by Marilyn McCoo, Ed McMahon and Nancy Wilson.
The seven-hour telethon, originating from Hollywood and New York, will begin at 6 p.m. on KCOP (13) and KGTV (10).
James Earl Jones narrates a two-part documentary on ABC, tracing Abraham Lincoln's life through his own words, which are read by Jason Robards. The four-hour special begins tonight at8 (7)(3)(10)(42), and concludes Sunday at 7 p.m.
And, President and Mrs. Bush are the hosts of tonight's "To Be Free: The National Literacy Honors," from the White House at 10 p.m. on ABC (7)(3)(10)(42).
The special salutes the literacy movement, with guests Gerald McRaney, Delta Burke, Shannen Doherty, Naomi Judd and Clint Holmes.
The public affairs shows will review 1992, the situation in Somalia, and President-elect Clinton's Cabinet selections.