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‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center’ among week’s top viewing choices.

November 24, 2018

‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center’ among week’s top viewing choices.

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- NBC’s annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” and a “SpongeBob SquarePants” Christmas special are among the week’s top viewing choices.

“SpongeBob MerryPants” (11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, Nickelodeon): SpongeBob, Sandy and their Science Scout troop take a trip to the Moon in a new “SpongeBob SquarePants” holiday special. Sandy leads the scouts through space for scientific exploration. SpongeBob finds life exists in the form of a krabby patty, Sandy studies the Moon’s gravitational effect on nuts and Squidward, of course, goes to the dark side. After an explosive mishap, they find the one person who can help them out: Santa Claus (voiced by comedian-actor Lewis Black).

“The Flood” (8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, National Geographic): Angela Bassett (“What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “Black Panther”) narrates this documentary special about animals living in the heart of Africa’s Okavango Delta. Surrounded by the Kalahari Desert, the delta is one of the world’s last great wildernesses, welcoming leopards, elephants, lions and hippos each year as the great flood returns water to the habitat. As the waters recede, the battle for survival begins.

“Body Cam” (10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, Investigation Discovery): The premiere of this cable series profiles Ohio’s Sgt. David White of the Uniontown Police Department. “Body Cam” utilizes POV body camera footage from officers in the field to show the danger and heroism that law enforcement face on a daily basis­. Two to three stories are included in each hour. White was shot four times while responding to a domestic dispute call on July 9, 2017. He was just recently cleared by his doctor after a year and a half and eight different surgeries. The first episode ends in The episode ends in Glendale, Ohio, with a segment about rookie Josh Hilling forced to pull his weapon on a busy highway when a pedestrian unexpectedly pulls a knife.

“Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, WKYC Channel 3): The annual NBC special will feature the lighting of the New York City Christmas tree, as well as musical performances by Diana Ross, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall, Brett Eldredge, Darci Lynne Farmer, John Legend, Martina McBride, Pentatonix and Kellie Pickler. The “Today” show’s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and Craig Melvin are the hosts for the festivities.

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