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Friday's TV highlights

December 17, 2010


Dateline NBC: Recent revelations from the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping trial are examined (9 p.m. NBC).

Modern Marvels: A new episode looks at products that are still manufactured in the U.S. (9 p.m. History).

20/20: The newsmagazine explores global health challenges in a new installment (10 p.m. ABC).

Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura: This episode revisits the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 (10 p.m. Tru).


The Hollywood Christmas Parade: There's plenty of tinsel in Tinseltown – plus celebrities, marching bands and musical performances – in this rebroadcast of the annual holiday spectacular (8 p.m. KTLA).

Frosty the Snowman: Jimmy Durante narrates this holiday classic, followed by "Frosty Returns," featuring the voices of John Goodman and Jonathan Winters (8:30 and 9 p.m. CBS).

Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan: The comic performs in this new stand-up special (9 p.m. Showtime).

Top 40 Videos of 2010: This new special counts down the year's hottest music videos (9 p.m. VH1).

Stuffocating: Families whose homes are being swallowed by clutter receive assistance in this new special (10 p.m. TLC).


Black Christmas: Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder star in this not-so-jolly 1975 terror tale (11 p.m. TCM).


Basketball: The Lakers visit the 76ers (4 p.m. KCAL); the Heat meets the Knicks (4 p.m. ESPN); the Clippers play the Pistons (4:30 p.m. FS Prime); and the Suns face the Mavericks (6:30 p.m. ESPN).

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