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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 David Bowie: Glass Spider Tour (ABC, 9-10 p.m.): The rock star's first network TV special was taped during his international concert tour and features rock guitarist Peter Frampton and singer-guitarist Charlie Sexton. Primetime/Japan (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): A guided tour of a typical day's TV viewing in Japan - with clips of everything from soaps to sports.

SATURDAY K2 - The Savage Mountain (A&E cable network, 9-10 p.m.; also at 1 a.m.; check local listings for future airings): British climbers assault the world's second-highest peak - a notoriously hazardous one - in this ``Living Dangerously'' documentary. Skating: Night of Olympic Champions (ABC, 4:30-6 p.m.): Katarina Witt, Brian Boitano, and other greats perform their magic in this ``Wide World of Sports'' episode.

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SUNDAY 42nd Annual Tony Awards (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): The theater world's top prizes are bestowed in a show - loaded with stars, of course - that is traditionally the best-done of the growing number of annual award programs. French Open Tennis (NBC, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.): From Roland Garros Stadium in Paris, live coverage of the men's singles finals. Waldheim: A Commission of Inquiry (HBO cable, 8-11:30 p.m.; check local listings for future airings): An international panel of judges considers Nazi war-crime allegations against Austrian President Kurt Waldheim, in the light of evidence set out in detail during the program.

MONDAY The First Storytellers (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): This episode of `Moyers: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth'' looks at archetypal tales and rituals in mankind's early hunting societies.

TUESDAY Acid Rainbows (PBS, 10-10:30 p.m.): Acid rain in the Western US - how bad is it? Can it be stopped? Researchers, environmentalists, and - inevitably - politicians look at the controversial issue in a wide-ranging documentary.

WEDNESDAY That War in Korea (A&E cable network, 8:30-10 p.m.; also at 12:30 a.m.; check local listings for future airings): Sometimes overshadowed by the Vietnam war, the Korean conflict is documented in all its terrible toll and historical impact.

THURSDAY A"ida (A&E cable network, 9-11 p.m.; also at 1 a.m.; check local listings for future airings): This spectacular 1953 color version of the Verdi opera stars a young Sophia Loren in the title role, with the dubbed voice of the great soprano Renata Tebaldi.

Schedules may vary in some time zones. Please check local listings, especially for PBS, where individual stations often air programs on differing days and times.

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