WORTH NOTING ON TV

FRIDAY

...talking with David Frost

(PBS, 9-10 p.m.): One of TV's best talking heads turns to Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary. There's something about Frost's chatty British manner that lets him burrow into touchy subjects without becoming obnoxious. For one thing, the pace of his monthly interview series is deceptively low-key, giving guests enough time (rope?) to respond at length, with results that are often more revealing than anything on the prime-time news. SATURDAY

Afterburn (HBO, 8-10 p.m.): When Captain Ted Harduvel was killed in 1982 while flying the complex new F-16 fighter jet in Korea, the Air Force called it - what else? - "pilot error." After all, calling it mechanical error might raise questions about government-industry support of the F-16. But his wife Janet started a campaign to clear Ted's name, and when Diane Sawyer covered the case on CBS's "60 Minutes" in 1987, the story became a hot Hollywood property. For guidance, Janet turned to Sawyer, who stee red her to producer Steve Tisch, and the result was this dramatization. It stars Laura Dern as the embattled Janet and Robert Loggia as her lawyer. SUNDAY

The Tonys (CBS, 9-11 p.m., ET): The theater's big awards night may not be much of a nail-biter this time, since `Guys and Dolls' is a standout for best musical revival, and several other categories also have a `most likely' winner. Glenn Close, host of this 46th edition, may take a prize herself - for best actress (drama) in `Death and the Maiden.'

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