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 Night of Music: A Global Celebration (PBS, 9-11 p.m.): Repeat of satellite concert hosted by Beverly Sills and featuring Montserrat Caball'e, Lorin Maazel, Odetta, Luciano Pavarotti, and other stars.


Pan Am Games (CBS, 1-6 p.m.; also Sunday, noon-6 p.m.): Live and taped from Indianapolis.

Striped Bass: Mysterious Disappearance (PBS, 8-8:42 p.m.): Documentary on life cycle of one of North America's great game fish and its serious decline.

Live From the Grand Ole Opry (PBS, 9-11:53 p.m.): [Previewed at right.]


The Jewel in the Crown (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): Repeat of the final episode of this ``Masterpiece Theatre'' classic miniseries.

The Jewel in the Crown Salute (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): Repeat of Susan Stamberg's interviews with the stars of this series.

National Geographic Explorer (WTBS/cable, 9-11 p.m.): Short documentaries for the whole family.


The Nile With Brian Thompson (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): Repeat of ``River Journeys'' segment on an adventurous voyage from the Sudan to the Nile Delta.

George Gershwin Remembered (PBS, 9-10:30 p.m.): ``American Masters'' highlights the life and work of the versatile composer.

The Flood (PBS, 10:30-11 p.m.): ``Alive From Off Center'' retells the creation story in a video opera by Jaap Drupsteen, based on a Stravinsky work.


Small Happiness (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): Premi`ere episode of ``One Village in China,'' a three-part series about life in a tiny rural community.

Boom Town (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Premi`ere of three-part series, ``Silicon Valley,'' which looks at a region considered to be the heart of high-tech and the harbinger of tomorrow.

God Is Not Elected (NBC, 10-11 p.m.): In anticipation of the visit of Pope John Paul II, NBC News correspondent Maria Shriver investigates the state of the Roman Catholic Church in America.


Mark Russell Comedy Special (PBS, 9-9:30 p.m.): TV's only regularly scheduled political satirist pokes irreverent fun at the nation's political newsmakers.


Our World (ABC, 9-10 p.m.): One of 1987's best series, now canceled, repeats the program that recalled the autumn of 1946.

20/20 (ABC, 10-11 p.m.): Barbara Walters and Hugh Downs host TV's next-best (after ``60 Minutes'') newsmagazine show.

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

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