Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, July 26, 2000

Topics: Survivor, The View, Television,

Series

On Survivor (8 p.m., CBS), somebody celebrates a birthday by being naked all day (sounds like Richard to me) and the castaways compete in a rope course for a tasty reward — a barbecue dinner.We hope CBS won’t ruin it for us this week, too, by leaking the winner on its Web site. On a rerun of The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC), Bartlet and his staff must deal with a state dinner, a labor dispute, a hurricane and a separatist siege — all in the same day. The new cable series The Huntress (10 p.m., USA) stars Annette O’Toole and Jordana Spiro as mother and daughter bounty hunters. It’s a lot more appealing than it sounds.

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O.J. Simpson takes time out from his relentless search for the real killers to chat up his new Web site on Crier Today (1 p.m., Court TV), a live interview show with Catherine Crier. Simpson was supposed to appear on ABC’s “The View” today as well, but “View” matriarch Barbara Walters canceled the appearance. The new TV movie Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (9 p.m., VH1) tells the story of the man the New York Times calls Mr. Loaf. W. Earl Brown (who played Cameron Diaz’s mentally challenged brother in “There’s Something About Mary”) takes on the title role.

Sports

Baseball:
Yankees at Orioles (7 p.m., ESPN)
Diamondbacks at Cardinals (8 p.m., ESPN2)

Talk

David Letterman (CBS) Kathie Lee Gifford, Craig Ferguson
Jay Leno (NBC) Halle Berry, Christopher Titus
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Arianna Huffington, Mayor Willie Brown
Conan O’Brien (NBC) Christopher Walken, Mr. T

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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