THURSDAY The Moon Above, the Earth Below (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): A backward and forward look at space exploration, one of several TV shows marking the 20th anniversary of the first walk on the moon (see preview at right). `Today' in Paris (NBC, 7-9 a.m.): This show's origination from France is one of the many ways (check local listings) TV is covering the 200th anniversary celebrations of the French Revolution, as well as other events in Europe. SATURDAY Cops in Russia (Fox Broadcasting, 8-9 p.m.): Even if you're not a fan of ``Cops'' - a documentary series about police work, not to be confused with those partially dramatized ``reality TV'' shows - this special edition is something different: Cameras spend 16 days on the streets of Moscow recording the work of Soviet police. SUNDAY Sea Turtles, Ancient Nomads (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): They've been around for about 100 million years, having outlived dinosaurs and more recently survived two ice ages. But now the fascinating creatures are disappearing, says this National Audubon Society special, which goes on to document a crusade to save them. Moonwalk: As It Happened - 1969 (A&E/cable, 9:20-11 a.m.): ``Liftoff'' is the first of a three-part program about reaching the moon (see preview at right). MONDAY American Masters (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): ``Celebrating Bird'' is the first of three programs on the brilliant saxophonist and two other jazz greats (watch for preview in the July 13 arts pages). WEDNESDAY The Other Side of the Moon (PBS, 9-10:30 p.m.): Special about eight Apollo astronauts (see preview at right). Please check local listings for all programs, especially on PBS.

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