Tuesday, Nov. 23
8 p.m. on the WB
"Samantha: An American Girl Holiday"
Young Samantha (AnnaSophia Robb) defies early-19th-century social convention by making friends with the daughters of servants. This new movie is based on the American Girls series of books and also stars Mia Farrow as Samantha's grandmother.
8 p.m. on Cinemax
This documentary about the great architect Louis I. Kahn was made by his son, Nathaniel, who was seeking to understand the father he barely knew. Kahn (1901-74) designed such notable works as the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., and the capitol of Bangladesh.
9 p.m. on PBS
Tonight's episode, "The Secret History of the Credit Card," makes it clear why banks are so eager to have you charge everything. Credit cards are the most profitable part of their business, and the interest and fees added up to $30 billion in profits last year.