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* SATURDAY

United States Open (NBC, 12:30-6:30 p.m., EDT): For its third-round coverage of the United States Golf Association's 95th Open, NBC Sports has marshalled some 22 "hard" (stationary) cameras, five minicameras, and three "rat patrols" - vehicles that can move about the 6,900-yard Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, Long Island, N.Y.

Host Dick Enberg will invite commentary on the 18th-hole coverage from 1973 US Open champion Johnny Miller.

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* MONDAY

United States Open (NBC, 12:30-6:30 p.m., EDT): Final round.

Biography (A&E, 8-9 p.m.): The noted series is offering a pleasingly eclectic "Masters of Music Week" that chronicles the careers of giants in the field. Through narrative, musical snatches, and interviews with scholars, the opener covers Mozart's life as a child keyboard prodigy and pet of royalty, through his years of composing, to his death at 35.

Tuesday, the spotlight swings to jazz, as trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong's life and career is examined through interviews with jazz legend Lionel Hampton and others. Wednesday, it's country music's Loretta Lynn; Thursday, disco's Donna Summer; and Friday, it's Elvis Presley.

* TUESDAY

Pocahontas ... The Musical Tradition Continues (ABC, 8:30- 9 p.m.): Yes, it is sort of one big plug for the film "Pocahontas," Disney's 33rd full-length animated feature, but the program does offer a recap of Alan Menken music from earlier Disney animated features.

Viewers also get a look behind the scenes at how some of the images and effects in "Pocahontas" are achieved - a true feat whether or not one likes the movie itself.

Please check local listings for these programs.

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