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Seven women of the century


Seven women between the ages of 95 and 106 are interviewed in "100 Years of Women" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., Lifetime), and while the gist of what they see is fairly predictable -- how far women have come this century is the dominant topic -- the specifics are fascinating.

Looking and sounding quite spry, they offer first-hand insights into what life was like in a society that, for better or worse, has all but vanished.

Particularly noteworthy are Rose Freedman, at 106 the only living survivor of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire that in 1911 left more than 140 sweatshop workers, mostly young women, dead; and Baltimore native Enolia McMillan, who rose from being the daughter of a former slave to becoming the first female president of the NAACP.

-- Chris Kaltenbach

At a glance

"Celine Dion: All the Way" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Gloria Estefan and 'N Sync join the Canadian thrush for this holiday presentation at New York's Radio City Music Hall. CBS.

"The West Wing" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The president's Supreme Court nominee (Edward James Olmos) has questionable affiliations; and a grandstanding congressman accuses the staff of substance abuse. NBC.

"Two Babies: Switched at Birth" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Two women live one of every mother's nightmares: They go home with the wrong babies. Melissa Gilbert and Rosanna Arquette star in the new made-for-TV drama about the decisions the families make in order to maintain their relationships. CBS.

"Star Trek: Voyager" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WUTB, Channel 24) -- Seven of Nine incites a rebellion, dividing the crew with allegations of treachery and insurrection. UPN

"Van Gogh's Van Goghs" (9: 30 p.m.-10: 30 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- A tour of the artist's 1998 exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. PBS.

"Law & Order" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Briscoe and Green consider a state employee to be the prime suspect in the bludgeoning of a young woman. NBC.


Director of the Month: William Keighley (8 p.m.-6 a.m., TCM) -- Learn Keighley's directing style by watching several of his films. At 8 p.m., "Footlight Parade" with James Cagney; at 10, "Stars Over Broadway" with Pat O'Brien; at 11: 45, "The Singing Kid" with Al Jolson; at 1: 30 a.m., "Green Pastures"; at 3: 15, "Varsity Show" and at 4: 45, "Honeymoon".

"Welcome to Woop Woop" (Midnight-1: 45 a.m., Cinemax) -- Jonathon Schaech stars in this unusual 1997 comedy about a New York con artist who finds himself in a strange part of the Australian outback.

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