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 Music Makers: An ASCAP Celebration of American Music at Wolf Trap (PBS, 9-10:30 p.m.): Tribute to American composers and lyricists featuring Tony Bennett, Judy Collins, Roberta Flack, Bernadette Peters, Andy Williams, et al. Tokyo Day (PBS, 10:30-11 p.m.): Documentary about the importance of work to the Japanese community.

SATURDAY World Series Baseball (ABC, 8 p.m.; also Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and, if necessary, Thursday. Check late local listings). The Littlest Horse Thieves (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): Part 1 of ``Wonderworks'' family drama about three children in a Yorkshire mining town scheming to rescue pit ponies from the slaughterhouse.

SUNDAY Perspectives of Paradise (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): ``Nature'' presents wildlife photographer Dieter Plage's record of Gal'apagos life. Conspiracy of Love (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): Sensitive drama about grandpa Robert Young's attachment to granddaughter Drew Barrymore. Eight is Enough: A Family Reunion (NBC, 9-11 p.m.): Most of the original clan from this 1977-81 series gathers for Dad's (Dick Van Patten) 50th birthday. Lots of hugging and chuckling ... and tears.

MONDAY A Family Tree (PBS, 10-10:30 p.m.): Premi`ere of ``Trying Times,'' an original comedy series celebrating the humor of coping with life's changes.

TUESDAY Soldier Boys (CBS, 4-5 p.m.): ``Schoolbreak Special'' about youthful fascination with war games. Looking (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): Premi`ere of ``The Ring of Truth,'' a six-part science series.

WEDNESDAY The Day My Kid Went Punk (ABC, 4-5 p.m.): An ``Afterschool Special'' about an overnight punker. Mark Russell Comedy Special (PBS, 8-8:30 p.m.): TV's only regularly-scheduled political satirist strikes again. Sadie and Son (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): Would you believe Debbie Reynolds as a street-smart New York City cop? A made-for-TV movie. Drive-in Blues (PBS, 10:30-11 p.m.): A nostalgic look at the drive-in movie business. Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Burt Lancaster hosts this examination of the personal tragedies resulting from the 1950s investigations of alleged Communist activities in Hollywood.

THURSDAY Baryshnikov: The Dancer and the Dance (Arts & Ent/cable, 9-10:30 p.m., also 1 a.m.): In this 1982 documentary, Shirley MacLaine hosts a profile of Baryshnikov.

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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