Evening News From Moscow C-Span, 6-6:30 p.m., E.T.): A Russian broadcast with simultaneous English translation. * WEDNESDAY

Live From Lincoln Center (PBS, 8-10 p.m., E.T.): Amid the new sitcoms and other shows premiering on the commercial networks, here's a returning series that promises respite and refreshment as one of the few live, nationally aired music programs of its kind and quality.

In ``Philharmonic Opening Night: Masur and Perlman,'' Kurt Masur conducts the New York Philharmonic in the overture to Beethoven's only opera, ``Fidelio.'' Itzhak Perlman is soloist in Beethoven's only violin concerto. Masur also conducts Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1 in F minor.

Presidential address (Most stations - check local listings - 9 p.m., E.T., to conclusion): President Clinton explains his long-anticipated health-care plan in a speech to a joint session of Congress. A Republican response follows. Many stations will carry discussion programs after the two statements. CBS News, for example, plans two hours of coverage, including a special report followed by an edition of ``48 Hours'' devoted to the subject. * THURSDAY

Campus Culture Wars: Five Stories About PC (PBS, 10-11:30 p.m.): On some campuses across the United States, rules limit what you can say - even what you can print. Advocates don't call it censorship but anti-harassment regulations. On campuses where such rules don't exist, some people claim that free speech can become a license for racist or sexist attacks. To see what happens when when ``political correctness'' clashes with freedom of expression, this program - a combination of reenactments with interviews and discussion - examines gay rights, radical feminism, racially charged language, and other issues.

One of the people holding forth on the subject is Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, who at times has been in the thick of these controversies. Lindsay Crouse narrates.

Please check local listings for these programs.

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