World Series (CBS, 8 p.m. E.T., to conclusion): With the baseball classic tied 1-1, the Philadelphia Phillies play Game 3 at home in Veterans Stadium against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Stuff of Dreams (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Before you let the very idea of a show on ``materials technology'' drive you away, wait until you meet ``smart'' buildings that stabilize themselves in response to earthquakes, airplane wings that warm up when ice threatens to form, and plastic wrap made of potatoes that degrades quickly when tossed out.

They're all part of the technology colorfully referred to in the title of the weekly three-part series premiering here. Produced in association with the National Academy of Engineering, the programs use computer animation and other striking graphic styles to explore materials that are revolutionizing the way people live. * WEDNESDAY

Live From Lincoln Center (PBS, 8-10 p.m., E.T.): It may be a little hard to get excited about this kind of anniversary, but ``The Chamber Music Society's 25th Season Opening Gala'' richly deserves the air time it's getting. Since it opened in 1969 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall - designed specifically as its home - the Society has remained one of the best of its kind, with 14 resident artists who regroup according to the work being offered, and with noted guest artists from around the world.

This time the guest is pianist Andre Watts, who appears in Debussy's Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano, and in Schubert's Piano Trio in B-flat, Op. 99. To begin the evening, The American Brass Quintet premieres a work commissioned for the occasion: ``Fanfares to Music,'' by John Corigliano. Mozart's marvelous Clarinet Quintet in A is also offered. The host is Hugh Downs.

World Series (CBS, 8 p.m. E.T., to conclusion): Game 4: The Blue Jays vs. the Phillies at Veterans Stadium.

US House of Representatives (C-Span, 10 a.m., E.T., to conclusion): The channel's regular live coverage.

Please check local listings for these programs.

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