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

The American Film Institute Salute to Barbara Stanwyck (ABC, 9-10 p.m.): Film clips and stories told by friends are used in this tribute - hosted by Jane Fonda - to the actress's 60-year career.

NBC Family Special (8-9 p.m.): ``The Incredible Ida Early'' tells of an unorthodox housekeeper who uses tall tales and other devices to win over a motherless family. SATURDAY

Wonderworks (PBS, 8-9 p.m., check local listings): Second and final part of ``Colour in the Creek'' about the Fletcher family of Australia during troubled times in 1931.


Grand Prix of Monaco (ABC, 4-6 p.m.): Narrow streets, hairpin turns, and flocks of jet setters mark this grandest of auto races, held within sight of the Mediterranean.

French Open Tennis Championships (NBC, 2:30-4:30 p.m.): From Roland Garros Stadium, Paris.

Nature (PBS, 8-9 p.m., check local listings): ``The Feathered Swarm'' - Queleas, small birds that local farmers fear almost as much as locusts, struggle for survival on the East African plains.


American Playhouse (PBS, 9-10:30 p.m., check local listings): ``Blue Window,'' Craig Lucas's Off Broadway play, explores the personal lives and relationships of seven New Yorkers.

Ossie & Ruby (PBS, 10:30-11 p.m., check local listings): ``Refrigerator'' - comedy about the frustrations of a New York man who receives abuse at work - and can't even get a second-hand refrigerator to work.


Frontline (PBS, 9-10 p.m., check local listings): ``Israel - the Price of Victory.'' A look, taken on the 20th anniversary of the Six-Day War, at Israel's struggle with its image and its role as a democracy.

The Presidency and the Constitution (PBS, 10-11 p.m., check local listings): ``The Balance of Nuclear Terror'' - a distinguished panel discusses how a US president should respond to a hypothetical Soviet proposal for arms-reduction talks. Former president Jimmy Carter is among the guests.


ABC Afterschool Specials (4-5 p.m.): The Harlem Globetrotters - clown princes of basketball - and actor Philip Bosco star in this story dealing with adult illiteracy.


Moyers: In Search of the Constitution (PBS, 8-9 p.m., check local listings): Moyers talks with Attorney General Edwin Meese III and Robert Bork, Judge of the Circuit Court of Appeals, Washington, D.C., and former US Solicitor General and Acting Attorney General.

Listings are in Eastern time; other zones may vary. Please check listings for all PBS programs, since local option often results in different days and times.

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