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NFL Playoffs (CBS, 12:35 p.m.) The Jacksonville Jaguars lost only twice this season, both times to the Tennessee Titans. This time, with a berth in the Super Bowl at stake and the Jaguars having the home-field advantage, this game has all the ingredients of a blockbuster. Later, on Fox (4:15 p.m.), the high-scoring St. Louis Rams square off against the defensive-minded Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC championship game.

Felicity (WB, 8-9 p.m.): This special black-and-white episode pays homage to "The Twilight Zone." Overseen by Lamont Johnson, who directed some original "Zones," it focuses on Felicity's roommate, Meghan (Amanda Foreman), and the contents of the mysterious box she keeps under her bed. Innovative and witty, the show will appeal even to nonfans, who will love the classic look.

The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards (NBC, 8-11 p.m.): One winner is for certain: Barbra Streisand. The entertainment-industry icon, who this week announced she will never do concerts again, will be presented the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. The other winners in this movie-TV awards gala will be chosen by the Foreign Press Association.



Brutally Normal (WB, 9-9:30 p.m.): From the makers of "Popular." It's a better teen show, written with a little less self-importance and more wit. Three friends struggle with the humiliations of high school. "Normal" is the school's name. Another episode follows at 9:30 p.m.

The American Experience - Houdini (PBS, check local listings): One of the best documentaries ever made on this complex entertainer. Most films about him have glossed over both his great courage and his darker obsessions. Scrupulously fair, the film does its best to demythologize the performer and honor the man.

P.O.V.: Regret to Inform (PBS, check local listings): Nominated for an Academy Award, this outstanding, poignant documentary meets Americans and Vietnamese who lost loved ones on opposite sides of the war and tells their side of the story. Filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn has produced a sensitive, intelligent film.


First in the Nation: The New Hampshire Debates (CNN, 7-10 p.m.): A week before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, GOP and Democratic presidential candidates debate the issues. Republicans Gary Bauer, George W. Bush, Steve Forbes, Orrin Hatch, Alan Keyes, and John McCain go first; Democrats Bill Bradley and Al Gore follow.


State of the Union Address (ABC, CBS, NBC, 9-11 p.m.): President Clinton will deliver his last State of the Union address live to a joint session of Congress. He is expected to discuss public- school funding, Social Security, and a tax cut.

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