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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

Ozawa (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): ``Great Performances'' presents performance documentary on Seiji Ozawa, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Kenny Rogers: Working America (CBS, 9-10 p.m.): Tribute to working men and women by the popular recording artist. SATURDAY

The Haunting of Barney Palmer (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): ``Wonderworks'' offers a suspense tale about young Barney Palmer, who fears he has magical powers. Based on Margaret Nahy's novel. SUNDAY

Star Quality (PBS, 9-10:30 p.m.): Premi`ere of five-part ``Masterpiece Theatre'' series, adaptations of No"el Coward short stories, starring Susannah York and Ian Richardson. MONDAY

Yukon Quest (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): ``Adventure'' series deals with Rick Atkinson and his obsession to win a 1,000-mile dog-sled race along the frozen Yukon River.

Stone Fox (NBC, 8-10 p.m.): Gordon Tootoosis, a Cree Indian, plays the title role in story about a perilous dog-sled race.

The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (ABC, 9-end): The suspenseful show millions of moviegoers have been waiting for. TUESDAY

A Special Friendship (CBS, 9-11): Dramatic Civil War tale about friendship between wealthy white woman (Tracy Pollan) and her former slave, Mary Bowser (Akosua Busia).

Street Cop (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): ``Frontline'' takes a gritty look at law enforcement in Boston's most violent police district.

Max Headroom (ABC, 10-11 p.m.): Premi`ere of action series starring Matt Frewer as an investigative TV reporter with Max Headroom as his computer alter ego.

Soldiers of the Summit (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Documentary tells story of men of the 10th Mountain Division during World War II. WEDNESDAY

Roxie (CBS, 8-8:30 p.m.): Andrea Martin stars in new comedy series about a small, struggling New York TV station.

Carmen (PBS, 8-11 p.m.): ``Live From the Met'' presents Bizet's opera, starring Jos'e Carreras, Samuel Ramey, and Gabriela Benackova. Mariah (ABC, 10-11 p.m.): Premi`ere of dramatic series about professionals whose careers are centered around prison work. THURSDAY

Cover her Face (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): In ``Mystery!'' series Adam Dalgliesh grills friends and contacts of Stavros Zeludis in his quest to find the Cypriot's killer.

Listings are in Eastern time; other zones may vary. Please check listings for all PBS programs, since local option often results in differing days and times.

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