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This guide is designed to alert readers to the scope and variety of programming coming up. Listing is not meant to represent blanket endorsement. Viewers are urged to be selective. FRIDAY Charles Bragg: One of a Kind (PBS, 10:30-11 p.m.): An irreverent portrait of artist Bragg, who uses humor to attack the hypocrisy and pretensions of contemporary life. SATURDAY

Amen (NBC, 9:30-10 p.m.): Premi`ere of new Sherman Hemsley (``The Jeffersons'') series. SUNDAY

Our House (NBC, 7-8 p.m.): New heartwarming family series competing with the ever hard-hitting ``60 Minutes.''

Hero in the Family (ABC, 7-9 p.m.): Season premi`ere of ``The Disney Sunday Movie'' about a strange triangle -- an astronaut, his son, and a chimpanzee.

The Christian Science Monitor Reports: Displaced Farmers: Where Are They Going? (check local listings for day and time). MONDAY

Adam: His Song Continues (NBC, 9-11 p.m.): Sequel to the 1984 drama about missing child Adam and his parents' fight for a missing child legislation.

The Golden Land (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): Part 2 of ``The West of the Imagination'' examines the annexation of Texas and the Mexican War. Designing Women (CBS, 9:30-10 p.m.): Premi`ere of sassy, ``Golden Girls''-like series about four single decorators out to succeed in careers as well as personal relationships. TUESDAY

Agatha Christie's Murder in Three Acts (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): Peter Ustinov, once again playing Hercule Poirot, solves an Acapulco murder.

Cuba: In the Shadow of Doubt (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): Narrator Raul Julia examines the successes and failures of Castro's Cuban revolution.

Managing our Miracles: Health Care in America (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): First of 10-part series of seminars investigating a wide variety of medical issues -- legal as well as ethical -- that confront Americans. Fred W. Friendly is host. WEDNESDAY

Better Days (CBS, 8:30-9 p.m.): Premi`ere of new series about a California kid trying to make his way on a tough block in New York City.

Luciano Pavarotti: A Silver Jubilee Concert (PBS, 9-11 p.m.): Celebrating the golden tenor's 25th anniversary of his operatic debut. Taped at Madison Square Garden.

Project Second Chance: Dropouts in America (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): Robert MacNeil hosts story of high-school dropouts who decided to resume their studies. THURSDAY

Our World (ABC, 8-9 p.m.): An innovative, nonfiction look at the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, with Linda Ellerbee and Ray Gandolf as co-hosts.

Please check local listings for PBS programs since local option often results in differing days and times.


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