She can warm your heart and kick your ass from here to next Tuesday. Nobody plays action moms better than Linda Hamilton, who's gone from sci-fi in The Terminator flicks to spy-fi on Chuck, where she now plays secret agent Mary Elizabeth Bartowski. The character, who abandoned her offspring, Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Ellie (Sarah Lancaster), almost 20 years ago without explanation, appears to be in league with Russian meanie Alexei Volkov (Timothy Dalton). So how come she shows up unannounced in Monday's episode (Nov. 29, 8/7c, NBC) to have Thanksgiving leftovers with Chuck? Is Mom Bartowski truly bad or is she faking it? The series plans to keep fans guessing. TV Guide Magazine had a chat with the fabulous Hamilton and not even she knows the truth!
The last time Barbara Walters sat down with President Obama was in July, on The View. Tonight's get-together (the interview was taped Tuesday) is on Obama's turf, the White House. Walters also interviewed Obama in November 2008, just after he was elected, and they talked at some length about the precarious state of the economy then. It's a bit stronger now, but he's a bit weaker politically, and the Democrats' midterm "shellacking" is likely to be Topic A. And First Lady Michelle Obama's also taking part in the session, so expect insight into how the First Family is dealing with the state of things, personally. — Paul Droesch
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Past Dancing with the Stars contestant Tom DeLay, the former House Majority Leader, has been convicted of illegally funneling corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.
The Associated Press reported that a jury deliberated for 19 hours before returning guilty verdicts Wednesday against DeLay on money laundering charges. He faces up to...
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
9 a.m./8c NBC
Turkey Day gets stuffed with colorful floats, marching bands, cheerleaders and dancers, no fewer than 800 clowns and, last but not least, those giant, legendary character balloons. Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer and Al Roker anchor coverage of the 84th annual Thanksgiving Day procession in Manhattan, which also boasts slated appearances by a galaxy of stars, including Jessica Simpson, Kylie Minogue, Kanye West, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, Gladys Knight, Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, the Muppets of Sesame Street and the cast of Broadway's American Idiot. — Dean Maurer
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