Life With Louie (FOX, 11:30 a.m.-12 noon): Nearly every family has someone who loves to tinker with cars, and Louie Anderson's family is no exception. The stand-up comedian, who created this animated children's series and based it on his family, takes a nostalgic look in this episode at how Dad just can't give up on his beloved - though faltering - Rambler.

America's Dream (HBO, 10:15-11:45 p.m.): Maya Angelou, John Henrik Clarke, and Richard Wright have each penned works crystallizing the African-American experience. This dramatic trilogy for Black History Month adapts three of their short stories, conveying dignity in the face of racism. The casts for the poignant works include Vanessa Bell Calloway, Danny Glover, Jasmine Guy, and Wesley Snipes.


Auto Racing (CBS, 12 noon-4 p.m.): Start your engines for the 38th Daytona 500, the first race of the NASCAR Winston Cup schedule. Defending champion Sterling Marlin is trying for an unprecedented third straight win.

TAXbreak '96 (PBS, 3-4 p.m.): Need inspiration to face income-tax season? This annual show gives practical information and advice for do-it-yourself filers. This year's edition has segments on the Internal Revenue Service's World Wide Web site, information available on CD-ROM, and filing by phone and electronically.


Generation X (FOX, 8-10 p.m.): Although the title suggests this film is about twenty-somethings, it's really about teenagers - mutant teenagers, that is, based on the popular comic-book series ''The X-Men.'' The live-action sci-fi adventure centers on six teens with bizarre powers (a metaphor for the awkwardness many adolescents feel). Together they learn to harness their abilities for the good of the world. The film's special effects include elaborate 3-D computer-generated images.

Please check local listings for these programs.

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