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Great Performances (PBS, 9:30-11 p.m.): Between 1930 and 1950, the songs and melodies of film entered a golden age. This program, entitled ''Music for the Movies: the Hollywood Sound,'' pays tribute to some of the composers of these unforgettable movie tunes. In addition to film clips and interviews, John Mauceri, music director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducts new performances of classic themes from ''Gone With the Wind,'' ''Laura,'' and ''Casablanca.''

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Ice Wars: the U.S.A. vs. the World (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): 'Tis the season for ice-skating specials, including this one from Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. In a team-competition format, four US skaters face off against four skaters from other countries. Team U.S.A. consists of Nancy Kerrigan, Brian Boitano, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Paul Wylie. On the World Team: Oksana Baiul and Viktor Petrenko of Ukraine, and Kurt Browning and Elizabeth Manley of Canada.

Dateline NBC (NBC, 9-10 p.m.): First in a series on home-repair rip-offs. Correspondent Sara James investigates whether a national waterproofer is trying to sell unnecessary repairs.

Back to Bataan (TNT, 1:30-3:30 a.m.): ''Operation TNT: Veterans Day Weekend '95,'' a war-movie marathon, begins late Friday night and continues through Monday afternoon. Starting off the special weekend is this colorized version of ''Back to Bataan'' (1945), a World War II film starring John Wayne and Anthony Quinn. Other films include ''Sergeant York'' (1941), ''The Bridges at Toko-Ri'' (1954), ''Objective, Burma!'' (1945), and ''They Were Expendable'' (1945).

Making appearances throughout ''Operation TNT'' is US Air Force Capt. Scott O'Grady, who was rescued after being shot down over Bosnia. Also featured are viewer letters, read by celebrities, that honor unsung heroes.

Please check local listings for these programs.

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