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The 29th Annual Country Music Association Awards (CBS, 8-11 p.m. EDT): Live from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville is the CMA awards show, hosted for the second consecutive year by Vince Gill. Among the star-studded lineup of scheduled performers: Brooks and Dunn, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alan Jackson, the Mavericks, Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton.

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20th Century With Mike Wallace (A&E, 10-11 p.m.): Coinciding with Pope John Paul II's visit to the United States is ''The Story of John Paul II and the Struggle for Reform in the Catholic Church.'' Using CBS News footage and featuring anchors and correspondents Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Charles Kuralt, and Harry Reasoner, this program in the series traces John Paul II's years as pope and his relationship to his predecessors. The program also touches upon Roman Catholics' responses to his rulings on c ontroversial issues such as abortion and birth control.

A&E continues its look at the pope in ''Biography: This Week'' on Saturday at 8 p.m. ''John Paul II: Statesman of Faith'' profiles the man who has simultaneously served as a moral authority, politician, keeper of tradition, and master of the media.


P.O.V. (PBS, 10-11:30 p.m. EDT): This series (which is abbreviated for Television With a Point of View) premieres the film ''Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business.'' Combining film clips and dramatizations, filmmakers David Meyer and Helena Solberg examine the Portuguese beauty from Brazil who rose to bittersweet stardom in such Hollywood films as ''Copacabana'' and ''Springtime in the Rockies.'' Solberg, who also serves as narrator, gives her personal impressions and memories of the singer who became imprisoned by her image: a glamorous Latina in a tutti-frutti hat.

Please check local listings for these programs.

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