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Environmental Media Awards (Sunday, TBS, 11 p.m. to conclusion): Yes, another awards show - but with a difference. The keynote address is delivered by Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union and now president of Green Cross International. The host is United States Poet Laureate Maya Angelou.

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On the other hand, Chevy Chase is here, and so is Kermit the Frog.

Taped earlier this week in Los Angeles, this is the fourth annual version of an event - presented by Environmental Media Association - designed to get the media involved in educating people about environmental concerns. Prizes are handed out by a long list of celebrity presenters (like Disney chairman Michael Eisner, Margaret Cho, Kelsey Grammer, and co-host Hector Elizondo).


Nick Jr. (Nickelodeon, 11 a.m.-noon): Two new programs for preschoolers are debuting on ``Nick Jr.,'' the name the channel gives its daily block of programming for younger kids.

It kicks off with ``Allegra's Window,'' from 11 to 11:30 a.m., using puppets, live action, and music to look at life through the eyes - and emotions - of a three-year-old girl.

``Gullah Gullah Island'' (11:30-noon), among the first series for this age-group to focus on a black family, stars Ron and Natalie Daise from South Carolina's Sea Islands, a married couple in real life. They perform songs, games, and dances.

Men, Movies, and Carol (CBS, 10-11 p.m.): As its title not-so-subtly suggests, this special is a spoof, one that lets Carol Burnett - joined by Scott Bakula, Tony Bennett, Barry Bostwick, and Michael Jeter - do a number on several classic films. It's a format that harks back to the variety shows that once loomed large in network prime time.

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The special targets are famous scenes from such movies as ``Double Indemnity,'' ``The Remains of the Day,'' and ``The Graduate.'' But the program is also a salute to film music and includes a song-and-dance medley based on ``Gigi,'' ``The Wizard of Oz,'' and ``Singin' in the Rain.''

Please check local listings for these programs.

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