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Worth noting on TV

FRIDAY NBC: Smurfs' Christmas (8-8:30 p.m.) Repeat of animated tale of holiday entrapment by the Stranger and Gargamel.


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NBC: NFL Football (12:30 p.m.)

Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets, live from New York.

CBS: NFL Football (4 p.m.)

Atlanta at Miami, live from Miami.

PBS: Luciano Pavarotti in Concert (8-10 p.m.)

Tenor in San Francisco recital hosted by Richard Thomas.


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WTBS: The 1983 Nobel Prize Ceremonies (8:05-10:05 p.m.) Cable SuperStation on tape from Stockholm.

ARTS: Tintypes (9-10:55 p.m.)

Cable culture channel depicts US history from 1890-1920 in musical revue.


CBS: A Charlie Brown Christmas (8-8:30 p.m.)

A repeat of this Peanuts classic.

PBS: Callas: An International Celebration (8-9:30 p.m.)

''Great Performances'' hosts a 60th birthday salute to the great Callas from all over Europe.

NBC: Boone (8-9 p.m.)

One of the best family sitcoms.

NBC: Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (9-11 p.m.)

Bittersweet reunion of Michael and Melissa and some others.


CBS: Cook and Peary: The Race to the Pole (9-11 p.m.)

Richard Chamberlain and Rod Steiger battle for arctic recognition in icy melodrama.

PBS: Vietnam: A Television History (9-10 p.m.)

Next to last in this extraordinary series (see adjoining column).


PBS: In Performance at the White House (8-9 p.m.)

A gospel celebration from Shiloh Church in Washington.

PBS: The Store (9-11 p.m.)

Superb documentarian Frederick Wiseman turns his incisive camera on a great department store, Dallas's Neiman-Marcus.

Please check local listings, or with local stations, for all programs, especially ones on PBS.

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