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Spotlight on Fla. Fires, China Trip, Linda Tripp

Here’s the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend’s public-affairs programs:

Today

“John McLaughlin’s One on One”: Rep. William F. Goodling (R-Pa.); Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), 1:30 p.m. (28).

“Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields”: Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.), 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 8 a.m. CNN.

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“Tony Brown’s Journal”: Author Andrew Gause (“The Secret World of Money”) discusses monetary control, 2:30 p.m. (28).

“Capital Gang”: Bob Shrum, Democratic consultant, 4 and 7:30 p.m. CNN.

“Larry King Weekend”: Yanni, musician, 6 and 11 p.m., CNN.

“McLaughlin Group”: China trip; impact of Linda Tripp’s testimony and Webster Hubbell’s dismissal on Starr’s investigation, 6:30 p.m. (4).

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Sunday

“Today”: Triathlete Maryann Saffold battles cancer; Ben Affleck (“Armageddon”); six essential documents, 4 a.m. (4)(39)(36).

“Meet the Press”: Charles Bakaly, counselor and chief spokesman for independent counsel Kenneth Starr; Cal Ripken Jr. and Yogi Berra discuss baseball, 5 a.m. (4)(39)(36)

“Pacesetters”: Cheryle Babbitt, regional director of American Red Cross blood services; Jane Arellano, assistant district director for adjudications, INS; Mariea Moloveanu and Smith Leng, two refugees who fled to the U.S. to seek political freedom, 6 a.m. (5).

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“CBS News Sunday Morning”: William J. Ivey, National Endowment for the Arts; postcard from Georgia; jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon; author Jeffrey M. Shaara (“The Last Full Measure”), 7:30 a.m. (2).

“Face the Nation”: Campaign 2000 and the Starr investigation: Lamar Alexander, former presidential candidate; Sen. John Ashcroft (R-Mo.); Rep. John Kasich (R-Ohio); Stanley Brand, former House counsel; George Terwilliger, former deputy attorney general, 9 a.m. (2).

“Late Edition”: Investigating the President: Starr spokesman Charles Bakaly; Dick Thornburgh, former Bush attorney general; Michael Zeldin, former independent counsel, 9 a.m. CNN.

“Bob Navarro’s Journal”: Author Robert Suro; former homeless young man Alex Zane, 9:30 a.m. (2)

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“This Week With Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts”: Florida fires, Gov. Lawton Chiles (D-Fla.); reaction to Tripp’s grand jury testimony and the case against Hubbell, Jane Sherburne, former White House counsel, Jonathan Turley, George Washington University, 10 a.m. (7)(10); 11:30 a.m (3)(42).

“Both Sides With Jesse Jackson”: Gary Bauer, Family Research Council, 2:30 p.m. CNN.

“60 Minutes”: People born with Williams syndrome; McDonald’s fight against British environmentalists; adoption agency that will not help an adoptee find birth parents, 7 p.m. (2).


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