WORTH NOTING ON TV
Wimbledon (NBC, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., EDT): Women's final, covered live from London's All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. * SUNDAY
Wimbledon (NBC, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., EDT): Men's final, live. * MONDAY
American Profiles (C-Span 1, 9-10 a.m.; repeated 9 p.m. and 1 a.m.): Susan Swain interviews Godfrey (Budge) Sperling, a senior columnist for the Monitor and its Washington bureau chief from 1973-1983.
The focus is on the Monitor Breakfasts, a widely respected Washington forum founded by Mr. Sperling 30 years ago and going strong today. Designed for newspaper reporters and hosted by Sperling, the weekly meeting gives public figures a chance to answer questions in a leisurely, give-and-take atmosphere in which guests can go beyond sound bites to explain their ideas in depth. Four incumbent presidents, including Mr. Clinton, have been guests over the years.
The meetings are usually held early in the morning so reporters will be fresh. The result has sometimes been breaking news that appears in headlines and on network TV.
Sperling talks about the philosophy behind the breakfast and other aspects of this noted tradition.
A Capitol Fourth (PBS, 8-9:30 p.m., EDT): It's the 15th year for these festive musical events, carried live from the West Lawn of the Capitol. One of this year's notable features is ``The Jefferson Memorial Portrait,'' an original work by composer Lee Holdridge and writer Nicolas Noxon in the tradition of ``a Lincoln Portrait.''
Joel Grey is host, joined by country music's Faith Hill, R&B's Neville Brothers, as well as John Raitt and Florence Henderson. Military groups perform, Erich Kunzel leads the National Symphony Orchestra, and for the finale: fireworks.
World Cup soccer (ABC, 3:35 p.m., EDT, to conclusion): Brazil vs. the United States in Stanford, Calif. The US has managed to make it into the second round but now faces a powerhouse team.
Please check local listings for these programs.