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Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Lidia Celebrates America' on KOCE

December 19, 2011 |  8:00 pm

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Lidia Bastianich, center, shares different families’ holiday traditions in the premiere of “Lidia Celebrates America,” at 8 p.m. on KOCE.

SERIES

The O'Reilly Factor: Former President Bill Clinton makes his first-ever appearance on this Bill O'Reilly-hosted news-and-commentary program (5 and 8 p.m. Fox News).

The E! True Hollywood Story: The hip-hop record producer known as Timbaland, responsible for hit tracks by Justin Timberlake and others, is profiled in this new episode (9 p.m. E!).

Chopped: The culinary challenge returns for another season (10 p.m. Food).

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel: Mr. Gumbel and guests engage in a round-table discussion of some of the year's hottest sports stories (10 p.m. HBO).

Hidden City: The seamier side of Los Angeles is explored in this new installment (10 p.m. Travel).

SPECIALS

Explorer: Inside North Korea: In the wake of Kim Jong Il's death, National Geographic Channel encores this documentary special reported by Lisa Ling (6 and 9 p.m. Nat Geo).

Telling Amy's Story: A shocking 2001 incident of domestic violence is explored in this documentary hosted by Mariska Hargitay (8 p.m. KCET).

Saturday Night Live Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas: Kristen Wiig's impish Gilly is featured in this encore special recapping classic “SNL” holiday sketches (9 p.m. NBC).

Bracing for a Quake: This encore special hopes to get us all prepared for that proverbial Big One (9:30 p.m. KCET).

Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker: The flame-haired, tart-tongued comic is back in another stand-up special (10 p.m. Bravo).

MOVIES

Monsters: The U.S.-Mexico border region is overrun by behemoths from another world in this 2010 sci-fi indie (8 p.m. TMC).

Deck the Halls: Kathy Najimy stars in this holiday-themed mystery (9 p.m. TNT).

SPORTS

Hockey: The Chicago Blackhawks play the Pittsburgh Penguins (4:30 p.m. VS).

College football: Florida International meets Marshall in the St. Petersburg Bowl (5 p.m. ESPN).

College basketball: Butler battles Gonzaga (6 p.m. ESPN2) and the UCLA Bruins welcome UC Irvine (7:30 p.m. FS Prime).

Photo credit: WGBH

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