This guide is designed to alert readers to the scope and variety of programming coming up. Listing is not meant to represent blanket endorsement. Readers are urged to be selective. FRIDAY Becky Sharp (A&E/cable, 5-7 p.m.): Seldom-screened 1935 version of Thackeray's ``Vanity Fair,'' with Miriam Hopkins, Frances Dee, and Billie Burke. Worth holding dinner to see this garishly-colored Hollywood attempt to capture a classic on celluloid.
Goodwill Games (WTBS/cable, 8-11 p.m. throughout week; also syndicated on some broadcast stations, check local listings): Americans and Soviets compete in a mini-Olympics, telecast mostly on tape from Moscow.
The Unquiet Library (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Special traces the evolution of the music division at the Library of Congress, which presents events like chamber music concerts played on the library's own Stradivarius. SATURDAY
Goodwill Games (WTBS/cable and syndicated stations, 12-6 p.m.).
The Alan King Show (CBS, 8-8:30 p.m.): Failed pilot of sitcom in which comedian King plays a Wall Street tycoon turned college professor.
Sisters in the Name of Love (HBO/pay cable, 10-11 p.m.): Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, and Dionne Warwick in taped concert from Hollywood.
US Women's Open (ABC, 2:30 p.m.; and Sunday 3:30 p.m.): Final round, live from Dayton, Ohio. SUNDAY
The Taylor Family -- The Boston Globe (PBS, 7-7:30 p.m.): ``Newsleaders'' series looks at the family that publishes the Boston Globe.
The Christian Science Monitor Reports (check local listings for stations, days, and times): Now weekly, the current show concentrates on tourism and terrorism.
The Marketing of Margaret (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Previewed on page 26. MONDAY
All-Star Baseball Game (ABC, 8 p.m.): American and National League stars light up Houston's Astrodome.
The Dollmaker (ABC, 8-11 p.m.): This version of the modern classic novel about an Appalachian woman making her way in Detroit won Jane Fonda an Emmy (repeat).
Unknown Chaplin, Part I (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): ``American Masters'' starts three-part portrait of Charlie Chaplin, featuring outtakes from his work.
Alive From Off-Center (PBS, 10-10:30 p.m.): Offbeat dance and circus art works by mime, juggler, and illusionist Michael Moschen. TUESDAY
Midsummer Night's Dream (A&E/cable, 9-12 p.m.): New York Shakespeare Festival version, with William Hurt as Oberon.
All That Jazz (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): ``Comrades'' series on ``Frontline'' profiles Russian jazz and rock musician Sergei Kuryokhin. WEDNESDAY
The 20th Century with Walter Cronkite (A&E/cable, 8-8:30 p.m.): Emulating Moyers, A&E walks through the century with Cronkite and lots of film clips.
Check local listings for all PBS programs since local station's option often results in differing schedules.