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What to Watch for the week of July 13, 1990

What to Watch for the week of July 13, 1990 -- A day-to-day guide to notable programs

13/FRIDAY
Prime Time Pets (See review.)

Movie: The Man With the Golden Gun
Super spy 007 battles the ultimate hit man in this 1974 thriller. Roger Moore’s second shot as Bond, with Christopher Lee costarring as the evil Scaramanga, Herve Villechaize as his pint-size henchman, and Britt Ekland as the obligatory Bond bombshell. ABC (8:30-11 p.m.)

Evening at Pops
Director Steven Spielberg introduces a musical tribute to composer John Williams, who scored such Spielberg hits as E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jaws, as well as Star Wars, Superman, and Earthquake. PBS (9-10 p.m.)

Movie: American Harvest
Wayne Rogers and Earl Holliman star in this 1987 TV drama about family rivalries among itinerant Midwestern wheat farmers. CBS (9-11 p.m.)

Bret Maverick (See review.)

The Yellow Rose (See review.)

14/SATURDAY
Knebworth ‘90
A benefit concert taped in Knebworth, England, featuring performances by Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Phil Collins, Tears for Fears, Elton John, and George Michael. MTV (5-9 p.m.)

Coast to Coast: American Music
Herbie Hancock is host of this excellent new episode of the series, which explores the roots of American music with guest performances by Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Clarence Clemons, and Ry Cooder. Showtime (11 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) B+

15/SUNDAY
Movie: Friendship in Vienna
A 1988 TV movie about two young girls — one the daughter of a Nazi, the other Jewish — growing up in German-occupied Vienna. Starring Edward Asner, Jane Alexander, and Jenny Lewis. NBC (7-9 p.m.)

Movie: Wheels of Terror (See review.)

Movie: Fear (See review.)

16/MONDAY
American Masters: Martin Scorsese Directs (See review.)

1990 Miss Teen USA Pageant
Sandy Duncan and Leeza Gibbons are hosts of the eighth annual pageant, broadcast live from Biloxi, Miss. CBS (9-11 p.m.)

17/TUESDAY
P.O.V.: Letter to the Next Generation
This week’s segment charts the changes in college life over 20 years, from the turbulent 1960s to now. PBS (10-11:30 p.m.) A-

18/WEDNESDAY
Movie: Revenge of the Nerds II-Nerds in Paradise
This 1987 sequel reunites Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, and Timothy Busfield and sends them on a road trip to Florida, where the geeky heroes once again triumph over big dumb jocks. Not nearly as nerdy — or funny — as the 1984 original. Fox (8-10 p.m.) D

American Playhouse: Lemon Sky
Kevin Bacon is quite good in this 1988 rebroadcast of Lanford Wilson’s intense drama about a young man in the 1950s trying to mend relations with his estranged father, played by Tom Atkins. PBS (9-11 p.m.) B+

The Perfect Baby (See review.)

Top Cops
A new ”reality” series dramatizing criminal cases from police files around the country. Each episode features three cops recounting the details of their most memorable job experiences, while actors re-create their stories. CBS (10-11 p.m.)