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WORTH NOTING ON TV

By Judy Nichols / July 6, 1995



* FRIDAY

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Wimbledon Tennis (NBC, 1-5 p.m.; HBO, 5-8 p.m. EDT): Men's semifinals, from London's All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

* SATURDAY

Parenting Today (CNN, 6:30-7 a.m. and 1:30-2 p.m.): With family issues gaining prominence in Washington, Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, share their experiences for this special edition of the recently launched newsmagazine ''Parenting Today.'' The couple talks with host Pat Etheridge about television violence, and voices support for a ''parental control chip'' to prevent children from watching violent or sexually explicit programming. The Gores also offer a glimpse into their family of six, in which family time and one-on-one interaction with each child play important roles.

The program precedes the Gores' fourth-annual conference on family policy, to be held July 10 in Nashville. ''Family Re-Union IV: The Family and the Media'' will explore both the positive and negative impact of the media on families and children.

Breakfast at Wimbledon (NBC, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT): Live coverage of the women's final.

Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards (ABC, 9-11 p.m. EDT): Live from the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles is this fourth-annual awards show, recognizing outstanding athletes and featuring appearances by many show-business stars. The show's most prestigious award, the

Jim Thorpe Lifetime Achievement Award, goes to former Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was recently inducted into basketball's Hall of Fame. Also receiving special honors will be speed-skater Bonnie Blair, the Charlotte Hornets' Muggsy Bogues, Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, and ice skater Katarina Witt.

Mark Curry of ''Hangin' With Mr. Cooper'' will be master of ceremonies for the third year, along with Crystal Bernard of ''Wings.''

Please check local listings for these programs.