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("The National Salute to Veterans" aired Sunday at 7 p.m. on KUED-Channel 7. Courtesy photo)
This weekend on Utah TV: PBS salutes veterans on — you guessed it! — Veterans Day

Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise are hosting the National Salute to Veterans (Sunday, 7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7), designed to honor Americans who have served throughout our 236-year history.

The lineup includes retired Gen. Colin L. Powell, Forest Whitaker, Pia Toscano, Javier Colon, Kris Allen, A.J. Cook, Jason Ritter and Yolanda Adams, along with the National Symphony Orchestra.

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Friday on TV ...

High school football: Highland vs. Mountain Crest (11 a.m., Ch. 14); East vs. Timpview (2:30 p.m., Ch. 14)

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Tilted Kilt President Ron Lynch goes under cover.

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mike forms a dodgeball club.

Men's college basketball (7 p.m., P12N-Mountain): Williamette at Utah

Malibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Reba's ex is dating, so she wonders if she should, too.

CSI: NY (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A psychiatrist's patients are being systematically murdered.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Hank recalls an arrest he made years ago of a man who claimed he killed in self-defense against monsters.

Fringe (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A team member assumes a new role.

Haven (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Audrey, Duke and Tommy tries to find the woman with the resurrection touch.

NBA (8:30 p.m., ESPN and ROOT): Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A man is stabbed by an attacker dressed as the spirit of death.

Jungle Gold (11 p.m., Discovery): The guys have to deal with armed miners.

Saturday on TV ...

NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz

Wedding Band (8 and 9 p.m., TBS): Not particularly amusing hourlong comedy about thirtysomething pals (Brian Austin Green, Harold Perrineau, Peter Cambor and Derek Miller) who perform in a wedding band.

College football: Idaho at BYU (8:15 p.m., ESPNU); Utah at Washington (8:30 p.m., P12N)

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Anne Hathaway hosts; Rihanna performs.

Sunday on TV ...

MLS playoffs: Houston Dynamo at D.C. United (2 p.m., NBCSN); Seattle Sounders at L.A. Galaxy (7 p.m., ESPN)

NFL: New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Denver Broncos at Carolina Panthers (2 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers (2 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13); Houston Texans at Chicago Bears (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Reports on Hurricane Sandy survivors and employers who can't find skilled labor; Morley Safer accompanies historian David McCullough to Paris.

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The remaining teams race to and through Moscow.

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Ruby is the prime suspect in a murder.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Grampa goes missing.

The Walking Dead (7, 8 and 10 p.m., AMC): Rick struggles to cope after his wife's death.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A former client asks Alicia for help.

Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mason Treadwell pieces together the truth about Emily and Amanda.

Masterpiece Classic (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In "Upstairs Downstairs," Beryl and Harry race to get married.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A reporter is murdered. (What a terrible idea for a plot!)

666 Park Avenue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Jane and Nona uncover a secret.

Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Nucky vows to rid himself of his nemesis.

Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): Dexter and Hannah's relationship heats up.

Treme (11 p.m., HBO): Sonny pawns instruments to buy jewelry.

Homeland (11 p.m. Showtime): In the aftermath of the ambush, Carrie and the team scramble.

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