WORTH NOTING ON TV

SUNDAY Carnegie Hall: Live at 100!

(PBS, 7-11 p.m.): 100 years to the day after it opened, a host of musical stars - singers, instrumentalists, choral groups - salutes the grand old hall, a cultural survivalist in an age of mindless demolition. Film clips recap big moments (weren't they all?) in the history of an auditorium that still offers unbeatable acoustics, according to many veteran concertgoers.

TUESDAY

Playwright's Theater (A&E cable, 7-8 p.m.): Latest in a worthwhile series offering fresh productions of works by noted American playwrights. This time it's Israel Horowitz, whose mordant comedy "It's Called the Sugar Plum" deals with a man who will go to absurdist - and typically Horowitzian - lengths to meet girls.

Frontline (PBS, 9-11:30 p.m.): A man running a daycare center in Edenton, N.C., is accused of child abuse. He and others are arrested, rumors spread, and a witch-hunt atmosphere descends. Children reluctant to testify are sent to state-approved therapists so they'll talk. But what really happened? The tragic spectacle of how this issue can tear a town apart is examined in a sobering - and revealing - documentary called "Innocence Lost." A half-hour panel talk When Children Testify follows the film.

WEDNESDAY

Marian Anderson (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): Avery Brooks narrates a documentary about the great black contralto whose memorable voice carried a special kind of dignity and emotion. Her career - captured in clips and interviews - at times dramatically focused the social and political issues of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.

Please check local listings, especially on PBS.

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