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February 7, 2014

What to Watch on Friday: Opening Ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics

The Opening Ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olymics in Sochi officially gets things going for NBC. Meanwhile, UNC-TV airs an American Masters profile of author Alice Walker.

2014 Winter Olympics: Opening Ceremony (7:30 pm, NBC) - This will officially get things going on NBC. Personal favorite: the Parade of Nations is always fun. Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira and Bob Costas are scheduled to host. NBC will continue their winter sport coverage through Feb. 23 on NBC, NBC-Sports, USA, MSNBC and CNBC. What you see in prime time will have been taped earlier, but all of the competitions will also be live-streamed on nbcolympics.com (not the Opening Ceremony, though). For a full schedule, go to nbcolympics.com/tv-listings.

Cold Justice (8pm, TNT) - The 1997 murder of a teen in small-town Arizona is probed by former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former CSI Yolanda McClary. (I. LOVE. THIS. SHOW.)

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth (9pm, UNC-TV) - This American Masters profile examines the life of Alice Walker, the first African-American woman to win the the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (for her 1982 novel “The Color Purple”). Included are remarks from Walker, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones and Steven Spielberg.

Enlisted (9pm, Fox) - Pete decides to embrace his rear detachment assignment, but his new attitude is quickly challenged by the husband of a deployed soldier.

Oprah: Where Are They Now? (9pm, OWN) - Where are The Village People and Rick Springfield? Oprah knows.

Also tonight - Bill and Sharon Villafranca of Cary will compete on “ Family Feud,” along with their daughter Morgan, from Greensboro, son Vince and daughter-in-law Liz from Atlanta. We’re told the Villafrancas will be on the “Family Feud” episode airing at 6:30 p.m. on Fox50.

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