President's State of the Union address (Most stations - check local listings: 9 p.m., EST, to conclusion): Live coverage of the president's annual speech to a joint session of Congress. Following the speech, many stations will cover the Republican response by Senate Minority Leader Robert Dole (R) of Kansas.
On the major networks, the president's talk will be surrounded with the usual commentary and analysis. CNN, for instance, will air the speech and response, offer observations by its reporters, and afterwards will present a roundtable discussion with former Labor Secretary Lynn Martin, Clinton political adviser Paul Begala, and Washington Post political analyst David Broder.
Our Families. Our Future (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Those radical and well-publicized changes in the structure of the family can sometimes put unbearable stress on family members. One statistic often cited is that some 50 percent of new marriages in the United States end in divorce. Walter Cronkite - that ubiquitous presence on public-TV documentaries - hosts this documentary look at what support groups are doing to help people cope. The program examines how the groups work, what experimental techniques they are trying, and which ones might be a guide for more widespread use. * WEDNESDAY
Evening News From Moscow (C-Span, 7:25 - 8 a.m., 6-6:30 p.m. EST): A report in Russian with simultaneous English translation.The American Experience
(PBS, 8-10:30 p.m.): Look around and you may see a few T-shirts and caps with an ``X,'' designating Malcolm X, the articulate and often incendiary black spokesman for the Nation of Islam, who was assassinated in 1965.
``Malcolm X - Make It Plain,'' a long look at the man who still so fascinates people, took producer Orlando Bagwell two years to make and includes a wide range of interviews and archival material. The program explores the historical facts and as much of Malcolm X's mental journey as the record reveals.
Please check local listings for these programs.