WOTH NOTING ON TV

* FRIDAY

ABC In Concert (ABC, 12:06-12:36 a.m., EST): Veteran rock stars and new faces join forces in this edition of the music program, one of the few of its kind on the major commercial networks. Hosted by TV actor Vanessa Marcil from the Capitol Records building -- a Los Angeles landmark at Hollywood and Vine -- the show features Van Halen, Bob Seger, INXS, and the recently arrived group Bloodline.

Van Halen has sold a million or more copies of each album the band has released since 1978 -- quite a track record -- and is already doing well on the charts with ''Don't Tell Me What Love Can Do.'' The program offers music from Van Halen's new album, ''Balance.''

Some hits by INXS -- a big band of the 1980s -- are reprised on the show, along with its very 1990s music video for ''The Strangest Party.'' Bob Seger's 30-year career is highlighted with numbers, including an updated version of his noted music video ''Night Moves.''

The show's format regularly turns the spotlight on new artists. This time it's Bloodline, a group whose ranks include sons of famous musicians.

* SATURDAY

Feed Your Mind (TBS, 7:05-7:35 a.m. EST): When ex-heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield tells a child that violence isn't the answer, he's inclined to pay heed. The same holds for the likes of National Basketball Association All-Stars Laphonso Ellis, Scottie Pippen, Dan Majerle, and Reggie Miller.

They're all part of ''Working It Out: That's the Ticket,'' being aired as part of cable TV's week-long project to combat the problem of violence in society.

''Feed Your Mind'' is a series that uses real-life situations to teach math, science, and languages in an entertaining way that children will accept. In this edition Holyfield steps into a conflict and tells two friends prepared to duke it out, ''I fight for a living. It's a job. You don't fight your best friend.''

Later the NBA stars use their own powerful presences to suggest alternatives to violence.

Not a bad use of cable time.

Please check local listings for these programs.

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