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SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO

In sync with new sounds; Bill Cosby and the birds and the bees; good witch Sabrina is born on ABC

July 12, 1998|LEE HARRIS | TIMES WRITER WRITER

Inspector Gadget is still taking interesting trips on Inspector Gadget's Field Trip (History Channel, Sunday at 6:30 a.m.). He visits the Grand Canyon and Boston, where the Boston Tea Party and the Salem witch hunts are relived. For ages 7 and up.

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It's soccer time! Sofie from Big Bag (Cartoon Network, Sunday at 7 a.m.) not only is watching World Cup soccer games but also is playing. Chelli, her best friend, assumes that Sofie was the most valuable player of the game. But while Sofie did score the winning goal, it was for the other team, and she must decide whether to tell her friend the truth. For ages 2 and up.

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Pippi Longstocking, the feisty 9-year-old with the little red-pigtails, continues to let her imagination take her on exciting adventures. Pippi decides to take a trip when she discovers a hot air ballon in the attic on an episode entitled Pippi Goes Up in a Ballon (HBO, Sunday at 7 a.m.). Melissa Altro is the voice of Pippi. For ages 6 to 11.

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On her 16th birthday, Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart) discovers she has some very unusual powers in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (ABC, Sunday at 7 p.m.), the original cable movie that inspired the ABC series. With the help of her two aunts and a talking cat, Sabrina learns to have fun with her witchcraft. For ages 10 and up.

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Bill Cosby learns about "the birds and the bees" on Kids Say the Darndest Things (CBS, Friday at 8 p.m.). Three young panelists tell some wild and interesting tales on the stork theory. He also gets some lessons from some youngsters during a karate session. For the family.

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The Disney Channel continues its "In Concert" series with the popular pop group 'N Sync In Concert (Disney Channel, Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.). There is also a behind-the-scenes look at the teen idols. For ages 12 and up.

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