5 things you need to know this weekend

5 things you need to know this weekend
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The only Supermoon of the year arrives

This Sunday night is your one chance to view the Supermoon in 2017. The Supermoon — the term used to describe a full moon occurring near or at the time when the moon is at its closest point in its orbit around Earth — can appear as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when a full moon is at its farthest distance from Earth, according to NASA.  Clear skies are forecast across much of the eastern U.S., while clouds might obscure views in other parts of the U.S. If you miss the Supermoon this year, don't worry: The first two full moons of 2018 will be supermoons.

Kennedy Center Honors recognizes its first rapper

The 40th annual Kennedy Center Honors will be held Sunday, celebrating the arts and humanities contributions of TV writer-producer Norman Lear, singers Gloria Estefan and Lionel Richie, choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and, for the first time, a hip-hop artist: LL Cool J. Notably absent this year will be the Trumps. "The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year's activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction," the White House announced in August after several honorees said they'd boycott. The broadcast won't air until Dec. 26 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. 

The road to the College Football Playoff ends here

It all comes down to this. The College Football Playoff will be decided following this weekend’s conference championship games. with the top four teams looking to seal their playoff berths. The Big 12 kicks off Saturday’s Championship Weekend action with No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 TCU, (12:30 p.m. ET, Fox). Could two SEC teams make the final four? We’ll find out with this heavy-hitting rematch when No. 4 Auburn takes on No. 6 Georgia (4 p.m. ET, CBS). The night ends with the ACC and Big Ten title games, with No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 7 Miami (Fla.) (8 p.m. ET, ABC) and No. 3 Wisconsin vs. No. 7 Ohio State (8 p.m. ET, Fox). Check out our staff picks for all the games.

Is Tiger Woods finally back?

Golf fans are seeing something in the Bahamas they haven’t seen in years: Tiger Woods in contention heading into the weekend of a PGA Tour event. At this year’s Hero World Challenge, Tiger’s annual event, the 14-time major champion made his return to competitive golf after a tumultuous year, which included another surgery and a highly-publicized DUI arrest. Tiger opened play on Thursday with a three-under 69 and improved on that number Friday with a four-under 68. Heading into Saturday’s play, Tiger sat just five shots behind the lead. Here's how you can watch Tiger on the course this weekend.  

Need a classic comedy break? Watch this Sunday night

Good jokes stand the test of time. While some sketches from half a century ago might feel dated, many of the cast, crew, and studio audience were "in hysterics" when they watched The Carol Burnett Show gags for the first time during the taping of a 50th anniversary special. “It holds up. Funny is funny,” she tells USA TODAY. Besides withstanding the test of time, Burnett knows a thing or two about boundary-breaking. They said fronting your own musical-comedy show "was a man's game — Sid Caesar, Dean Martin, Milton Berle — because it hadn't been done. But that doesn't mean it couldn't be done,” Burnett said. You’ll get the chance to watch (or, depending on your age, relive) some of the legendary performer's funniest comedy bits Sunday (CBS, 8 ET/PT).   

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