A look at some noteworthy television this week:
Color BarsLincoln Center Tree Lighting 2007 (Monday, 5:30 p.m, WABC 7) Good Morning America’s Sam Champion and WABC’s Sade Baderinwa host the first televised tree lighting of the season. There will be some performances by Lincoln Center’s resident companies and some guest’s from channel 7’s owner Disney on hand for entertainment for the 8th annual Lincoln Center Holiday Tree lighting.

America at a Crossroads (Monday, 9:00 p.m & 10:00 p.m.., WNET 13) Two episodes air Monday night – “Homegrown: Islam In Prison” is a look at the rise of radical Islam in America’s prisons and “Campus Battleground” takes a look at how the Middle East conflict plays out on the campuses of Berkley and Columbia.

Holiday In Bryant Park (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., WCBS 2) Take ice skaters, Broadway stars, and CBS 2’s Chris Wragge, Kristine Johnson, and Lonnie Quinn and you have the second holiday tree lighting ceremony this week. This hour long special will have musical and ice skating performances along with a 50 foot tall balsalm fir tree from Québec being lit up.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., WABC 7) The classic Peanuts Christmas special gets trotted out yet again. Amazingly the show first aired in 1965 and has held up pretty well.

Frontline: Spying on the Home Front (Tuesday, 9:00 p.m., WNET 13) A look at the Bush administration’s war on terror at home and its effect on our civil liberties.

Christmas in Rockefeller Center (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., WNBC 4) This is the granddaddy of all tree lightings and they actually call it a Christmas Tree. Performers include Celine Dion,
Ashley Tisdale,and Carrie Underwood.

Shrek the Halls (Wednesday, 8:00 p.m., WABC 7) How will the green ogre’s holiday special rate when compared to the classics? We think it is going to rate lower than the 6 train does on roominess.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: 40th Anniversary Special Edition (Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., WABC 7) Another 1960s classic Christmas special returns for yet another airing serving up some more television comfort food.

Food Trip with Todd English (Wednesday, 9:30 p.m., WNYE 25) The title of this episode states a given fact - “New York: The Best Pizza on Earth”. So the only questions are what will they say is the best and if they will venture to see Dom in Midwood.

30 Rock (Thursday, 8:30 p.m., WNBC 4) Tracy is sentenced to coach a youth basketball team but Jack interferes all while Liz dates another man. Sounds like a good recipie for wackiness to ensue.

My Night at the Grammys (Friday, 8:00 p.m., WCBS 2) The only thing worse than an awards show is a clip show. When the two are combined, in this case taking clips from performances from past Grammy telecasts, we can expect something bad. What makes this even worse is that the results were from online voting.

Positive Voices: Women and HIV (Friday, 9:00 p.m., Showtime) Actress Gloria Ruben, who played a HIV positive nurse on “ER” years ago, hosts this look into the lives of six women living with AIDS and HIV.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Saturday. 8:00 p.m., WNBC 4) For the first time ever the Radio City Christmas Spectacular will be televised. It is either a celebration of seventy-five years of the show or another way that Cablevision can make some more money. The Today Show’s Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira host.