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MONDAY Fire on the Rim (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): People on the Pacific Rim have been dealing with the environment for millenia - that's where some 75 percent of the planet's earthquakes happen. The four-parter beginning with this program examines the humans who thrive there and how natural disasters shape their diverse cultures. Secretaries of State (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): The points are sometimes slow in coming and the rhetoric - well - less than electric. Yet this ``Eighth Annual Report'' on world events is filed by former secretaries - men who bring a rare credibility to their assessment - and for the first time their roster includes George Schultz. The program's topic, inevitably, is ``US Foreign Policy for a New World Order.'' TUESDAY Beetlejuice (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): Network premi`ere of the 1988 ghostly comedy film about a newly deceased couple doing their best to haunt an obnoxious New York couple out of the family home. Striking special effects and some varied and rewarding performances make it a welcome relief from Hollywood's draggy, dead-serious otherworldly dramas.

WEDNESDAY Don Giovanni (PBS, 8-11:07 p.m.): Staged last season at the Metropolitan Opera, Franco Zeffirelli's production of Mozart's opera about the ill-fated ladies' man is having its TV premi`ere, under James Levine's baton and with Samuel Ramey in the title role. Enough said - except that you'll be seeing arguably the world's best opera company in a work by the man who wrote unarguably the world's best operas.

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