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SATURDAY 7/3 Wimbledon (NBC, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.): It's been a traditional Wimbledon so far. There's been rain. More rain. And surprises. As scheduled, the women's final airs today, the men's tomorrow at the same time.

The Great American History Quiz (The History Channel, 9-10 p.m.): So you think you know American history? Test your knowledge with this one-hour quiz show hosted by Richard Dreyfuss. Famous figures and celebrities such as President and Mrs. Clinton, Alex Trebek, and Diane Sawyer pose the questions and supply the answers in categories that range from "History 101" to "Fascinating Firsts."

SUNDAY 7/4 Women's Soccer (ESPN, 4:30-6:30 p.m.): The euphoria is mounting. Mia Hamm's army is hammering the opposition. Yes, the US women's soccer team is on a roll and pundits and players alike expect Hamm & Co. to be in today's semifinal. The second semifinal will be telecast on ESPN2 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Pops Goes the Fourth! (A&E, 7:30-10:30 p.m.): There'll be cannons, church bells, and fireworks. Celebrate America's birthday with a live concert from the birthplace of independence. The Boston Pops with conductor Keith Lockhart will perform its annual concert of pageantry and patriotism. The evening's highlight is expected to be the "1812 Overture," conducted by Maestro Seiji Ozawa. The telecast in the Boston area airs on ABC. Meanwhile, PBS's Capitol Fourth spectacular from the west lawn of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., will air from 8-9:30 p.m.

MONDAY 7/5 People's Century - 'Fast Forward' (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): Another excellent offering in this ambitious series. In America in the 1960s and '70s, workers have job security and high wages. On the other side of the world, Chinese communists allow more freedom in the marketplace. But the new global economy that generates unprecedented wealth drives a greater wedge between rich and poor.

Secrets of the Great Wall (Discovery, 9-10 p.m.): This engaging documentary calls The Great Wall of China, 4,500 miles long and built in 10 years, the most architecturally daunting project ever. Nicely scripted, this show examines the reasons, ramifications, and present-day reconstruction of The Great Divider.

TUESDAY 7/6 P.O.V. - 'Rabbit in the Moon' (PBS, 10-11:30 p.m.): An important, beautifully made documentary that reveals the harsh realities of so-called evacuation camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II. The impact of these concentration camps on Japanese-American leadership, family life, and economic security was devastating. Because the film takes a strong point of view, no attempt is made to explain the American government's view.

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