Harry Reasoner, who has been suffering from a respiratory ailment, is reported to be resting comfortably in a Connecticut hospital following lung surgery last week ...

A spokesman for CBS said yesterday of the "60 Minutes" regular, "We're looking forward to Harry's return to work later this summer, in time for the fall season" ...

Negotiators for NBC and the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) will meet tomorrow for the first time since April 1 ...

Some 2,800 NBC employes -- including camerapersons, news writers, sound men, news assistants, technicians and maintenance workers in New York and at most NBC-owned stations and bureaus around the country -- have been working without a contract since the previous, four-year contract expired March 31 ...

The meeting in New York, before a representative of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, was at NABET's request. The union had notified NBC that if they didn't meet by July 1, NABET leadership -- which has been authorized to call a strike -- would consider several alternatives, up to and including a work stoppage, according to union spokesman John Krieger ...

In the last week of May, the network informed union members in a letter that it intends to implement NBC's final offer for a two-year contract, but set no specific date for the implementation ...

Meanwhile, a NABET suit filed with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming the network had bargained in bad faith, is still pending ...

Friday, Krieger said the union had made one concession regarding tomorrow's meeting, by holding it in New York rather than in Washington, which NABET preferred ...

"We want to resume full negotiations, if possible," Krieger said ...

Day Krolick, NBC vice president for labor relations, said Friday, "They've requested the meeting. Hopefully, they'll have something to offer us" ...

In Other Labor News The Directors Guild of America's contract with TV and movie producers as well as the networks expires at the end of this month ... and there's widespread talk DGA will strike the industry for the first time in its 51-year history ...

The directors want to double their share on videocassette residuals and seek a cost-of-living raise for their basic fees and a 4 percent increase in pension contributions ...

The producers, representing major studios and the networks, went to the guild to consider a halt in residual payments for videocassette sales and theatrical movies shown on pay TV -- which was worth $9.9 million to the directors last year. The producers also want a cut in other residuals ...

Friday, the DGA served notice in a full-page ad in Daily Variety that the union will blackball anyone who replaces its members during a possible strike ...

"Notice to all future directors, assistant directors, unit production managers," the ad read. "Do not accept a job in any of the above categories without considering the following:

"If the DGA goes on strike and you work, you not only are potentially prolonging the agony of a strike -- you are forever closing the door on your future membership in the DGA" ...

Both sides seek a new three-year pact. DGA has already rejected a proposal to extend the contract ...

According to our sources, the Friday ad signals a strategy the DGA intends to pursue from now on -- going public with its views and its negotiation tactics, a considerable switch from the usual "we're still talking and that's about all we have to say about it right now" tactic of most Hollywood labor disputes ...

A strike by the 8,420-member guild would affect about every type of viewer entertainment, halting filming and taping of movies as well as televised daytime serials, game shows, primetime shows and live news and sports programs ...

Most TV series have skipped the usual early summer hiatus and have been busy taping fall episodes in anticipation of a walkout ...

CBS News yesterday reported that Tom Scalzo, 34, a New York-based technician who has been in Poland as part of the network's team covering Pope John Paul II's visit, was found dead on the steps of the CBS Warsaw bureau yesterday morning ...

The network said the Polish government has asked that an American physician be flown in from Frankfurt to aid in determining the cause of death ...

In Other News Among upcoming features for the upcoming season announced last week at the ABC affiliates meeting in Los Angeles:

The second annual "American Comedy Awards" and birthday "salutes" to Las Vegas (hey, Bugsy!), which is 75, and Rolling Stone magazine, which turned 20 ...

This fall ABC will also air "Funny, You Don't Look 200," a mind-numbing "comedy salute" to the Constitution, featuring, among others, Emilio Estevez and the Beastie Boys, which will be hosted and co-produced by Richard Dreyfuss ...

ABC Entertainment also announced that its Thursday night movie lineup will include "Beverly Hills Cop," "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," "Ghostbusters," "The Flamingo Kid," "Prizzi's Honor" and "A View to a Kill" ...

Speaking of Thursday nights, you'll remember that ABC has bumped "20/20" to Friday from Thursday night to make way for the movies, while pitting "Sledge Hammer!" and "The Charmings" against "The Cosby Show" and its spinoff, "A Different World," in an effort to blunt NBC's overpowering lineup that evening ...

Made-for-TV movies coming up on ABC include "The Baby M Story," based on the controversial custody battle; "The Girl Next Door," starring Christie Brinkley; and "Family Reunion," starring the cast of the "Family" series ...

Moving Right Along Game five of the NBA championships Thursday night earned a strong 18.9 national Nielsen rating and a 33 percent audience share for CBS ...

That gave the Celtics-Lakers series a 15.6 Nielsen average after five, up 11 percent from the same number of games last year and headed for a record ...

In Washington Thursday night, the game on Channel 9 registered a strong 18.2/33 (each rating point represents 15,800 area TV homes) ...

The Monday and Wednesday night broadcasts of the "Billy Graham Crusade" on Channel 9 last week registered only a 5.9/11 and a 4.6/9, respectively, in their 8-to-9 p.m. time slots ...

Charlayne Hunter-Gault begins a three-part series on the problems of working women on "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour" tonight. The series, which runs through Wednesday, was taped in Dallas ...

CNN's and Mutual Broadcasting's talk show host Larry King will make his first appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show" July 6 ... with guest host David Steinberg ...

And from our Well It Certainly Beats a 2.1 Rating and a 10 Share file: Mariette Hartley, cohost of CBS' "The Morning Program," got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week ...

And where are our Wandering Anchors this week? Dan Rather returns to "CBS Evening News" tonight after a long absence ...

Tom Brokaw won't return to "NBC Nightly News" until tomorrow night ...

And Peter Jennings, who rushed from Europe to Bahrain to film reports that will be seen tonight on "ABC World News Tonight," broadcasts from London tomorrow and won't be back in the New York studios until Wednesday ...