This guide is designed to alert readers to the scope and variety of upcoming programming. Listing is not meant to represent blanket endorsement. Readers are urged to be selective. FRIDAY

Haiti: Waters of Sorrow (WTBS/cable, 7:35-8:35 p.m.; also Sunday and Tuesday, check times): The premi`ere of Jacques Cousteau's new 20-part ``Rediscovery of the World'' series.

Teen-age America: The Glory Years (CBS, 8-9 p.m.): Documentary, hosted by John Ritter, about the evolution of American teens over the past 50 years.

Disneyland's Summer Vacation Party (NBC, 8-10 p.m.): A celebration in honor of the end of the school year and the start of the fun season.

Bernstein on Brahms (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): Leonard Bernstein conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in the first of a three-part series. SATURDAY

A Midsummer Night's Dream: New York City Ballet (PBS, 8-10 p.m.): ``Live From Lincoln Center'' presents Balanchine's choreography performed to the music of Mendelssohn. SUNDAY

The Case of the Notorious Nun (NBC, 9-11 p.m.): Raymond Burr returns again in a Perry Mason special.

The Skyhunters (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): ``Nature'' tracks the versatile vulture from the Serengeti Plain of Africa to the tropical rain forests of South America.

Neil Diamond -- Hello Again (CBS, 8-9 p.m.): A musical special featuring, besides lots of Neil, Carol Burnett and Stevie Wonder.

The Irish R.M. (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): ``Masterpiece Theatre'' [See preview at right.] MONDAY

Bob Hope's High Flying Birthday (NBC, 8-10 p.m.): A dual celebration: Bob's 83rd birthday and the 75th anniversary of naval aviation.

The Legend Under Siege (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): Part 2 of the six-part series ``In Search of the Trojan War,'' in which scholars mount expeditions to try to disprove Heinrich Schliemann's theory that Homer's tale was literally true.

Roanoak (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): ``American Playhouse'' premi`eres a three-part miniseries dramatizing the establishment in Virginia of the first English settlement in the New World. Who says only the British can do costume drama well!

The New Sousa Band on Stage at Wolf Trap (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Pops conductor Keith Barton re-creates the legendary traveling band of the great John Philip Sousa. TUESDAY

A Matter of the Mind (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): ``Frontline'' takes an intimate look at a group of people who cope with mental problems in a halfway house in Minnesota. WEDNESDAY

A Program for Vietnam Veterans and Everyone Else Who Should Care (PBS, 10-11:30 p.m.): Twenty veterans speak to college students about their war experiences.

Please check local listings for all PBS programs since local station's option often results in differing schedules.

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