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SATURDAY BEST BETS

- College football: Utah at Utah State (7 p.m., Ch. 14) and BYU at Hawaii (11 p.m., Ch. 5).

- Back to the Future, Part III (7:30 p.m., Ch. 2): 1990 trilogy finale. (Repeat)- The White Shadow (8 p.m., Nick): Reruns of this excellent 1978-81 series about a white basketball coach (Ken Howard) and his mostly black, inner-city team join the Nick at Nite lineup.

Sunday best bets

- NFL football: The season kicks off with four games - Chiefs at Saints (11 a.m., Ch. 2); Vikings at Packers (11 a.m., Ch. 13); Cowboys at Steelers (2 p.m., Ch. 13); and Chargers at Broncos (6 p.m., TNT).

- Victory Over Violence (2 p.m., Ch. 2): Walter Cronkite hosts this excellent two-part, four-hour documentary about the war on crime.

- The Simpsons (7 p.m., Ch. 13): The season premiere is a witty, funny episode in which the Simpson kids gain a pool - and sudden popularity. But then Bart breaks his arm.

- The Jerry Lewis Telethon (7 p.m., WGN; 10:30 p.m., Ch. 4): Runs through Monday at 5 p.m.

- Mission of the Shark (8 p.m., Ch. 5): Good fact-based 1991 TV movie about the tragic sinking of an American warship at the end of WWII. (Repeat)

- Ape Man (6 p.m. and 10 p.m., A&E): Walter Cronkite narrates this four-part documentary about evolution.