Federal Way weekend TV guide | Andy Hobbs

• “The Price Is Right” (9 a.m., Ch. 7): Popular game show has contestants voting for a pair of levy proposals in February 2012 that benefit Federal Way schools. Top prizes include an extension of an operating tax that citizens already pay, and an overhaul of the city’s namesake high school.

• “Dr. Phil” (10:30 a.m., Ch. 9): Guests include Federal Way Public Schools, which will revise a controversial grading system that has baffled and frustrated the community for an entire semester. Dr. Phil said of the system, “I can get a rabbit to hug a hound, but I don’t think I can get her to think this is OK.”

• “All My Federal Way Children” (11 a.m., Ch. 4): Long-running series focuses on children’s holiday charity drives. Special guest stars include the Multi-Service Center, Christmas House and South King Fire and Rescue.

• “This Old House” (12:30 p.m., PBS): Bob Vila visits the West Hylebos Wetlands Park to examine the Barker and Denny cabins. The latter received much-needed remodeling with help from the Historical Society of Federal Way.

• “Celebrity Mud Wrestling” (4 p.m., ESPN): Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest takes on Sound Transit CEO Joni Earl for the grand prize, a piece of the elusive light rail pie that will cost Federal Way taxpayers about $13.5 million per year, the city claims. (warning: profanity, nudity)

• “Veterans Monument” (5 p.m., History Channel): Documentary shows the cultural and economic impact of a tribute to veterans in Federal Way. Hosted by Grandpa, who fought in World War II at the Battle of the Bulge.

• Family movie: “A Christmas Story in Federal Way” (7 p.m., Ch. 2): George Clooney stars as Mark “Firearms Lawyer” Knapp, a Federal Way resident who wants a Red Ryder BB Gun. Despite warnings from family, he almost shoots his eye out.

• “FWPD Blue” (10 p.m., Ch. 3): In this crime drama, the department installs dashboard cameras on all police cruisers to provide legal protection for officers and citizens.

• “Saturday Night Live” (11:30 p.m., Ch. 5): Special guest host is Pete Gonzales, the Federal Way Chamber’s 2011 volunteer of the year, known best as a mentor for youth through the Communities in Schools program. Musical guest: The Rolling Stones.

• Adult movie: “Debbie Does Federal Way” (12 a.m., Cinemax): This story of a libertine cheerleader earned two thumbs up from a Federal Way library patron who was caught “researching” the film. Also available for free viewing on library computers across King County.

• “Dateline FW” (2 a.m., Ch. 32): Inside look at Gov. Chris Gregoire, who has defied Democrat stereotypes with tough budget cuts and proposals such as privatizing the state lottery.

• “Your Child’s School Christmas Program” (3 a.m., Channel 10): Hundreds of kids from your kid’s school sing Christmas carols in the school cafeteria. This program features your kid, who is the only kid you’re actually watching, and who happens to be the cutest and most talented kid on stage.


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