Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, July 6, 2000

Topics: Bruce Springsteen, Television,

Series

Gee, wonder what the exhibitionistic housemates are doing now? Let’s turn on Big Brother (8 p.m., CBS) and have a look. As for fictional roomies, Friends (8 p.m., NBC) reruns the hourlong fantasy episode where the pals imagine how their lives would have turned out with a few small changes. On a rerun of Will & Grace (9:30 p.m., NBC), Jack tries marketing a cushion for subway riders and Grace vies with a decorating legend (guest Joan Collins) for a job.

Specials

Michael J. Fox plays a con man who can see death coming in the 1996 thriller The Frighteners (8 p.m., Fox).

Sports

Wimbledon:
Women’s semifinals (1 p.m., NBC; 5 p.m., TNT)

Talk

Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Oprah Winfrey
David Letterman (CBS) Shawn Wayans, newscaster Daljit Dhaliwal
Jay Leno (NBC) Robin Williams, No Doubt (rerun)
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Whoopi Goldberg, Lisa Loeb
Conan O’Brien (NBC) Bill Murray, Bruce Springsteen (rerun)

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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    Chenango Strawberry

    So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).

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    Chestnut Crab

    My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.

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    Granite Beauty

    New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.

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    Hewes Crab

    Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.

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    Freak city.

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    Really does taste like pineapple.

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