Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, Oct. 9, 2000

Topics: Frontline, Television,

Series

On Deadline (9 p.m., NBC), Oliver Platt is in the early stages of creating what could be a great quirky TV character, a Columbo for the zeroes. His pudgy, brash, hard-drinking New York tabloid newspaperman plays into, yet somehow rises above, every TV and movie clichi about journalism in the book. And ya gotta love Platt’s Elvis sideburns. Marie backs her car through Ray and Debra’s living room wall on Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS). Let’s all pretend that last week’s gooey, huggy “let’s go to Italy” season opener was a bad dream. Frontline (9 p.m., PBS, check local times) presents “Drug Wars,” Lowell Bergman’s two-part report on the government’s failure to stem the flow of illegal narcotics into the U.S. Concludes Tuesday.

Specials

The drug war also figures into Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way (9 p.m., History Channel), a chronicle of drug use through history and changing attitudes toward certain narcotics. Peter Jennings Reporting: The Gun Fight (8 p.m. ET/10 PT, ABC) examines the political power of the National Rifle Association.

Sports

Football:
Buccaneers at Vikings (9 p.m., ABC)

Baseball:

You Might Also Like

National League Division Playoffs:
Mets at Giants, Game 5, if necessary (8 p.m., Fox; if there is no Game 5, Fox will air a rerun of the “Dark Angel” premiere at 8.)

Talk

Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Bette Midler, Ben Stiller
David Letterman (CBS) Ben Stiller, Merle Haggard
Jay Leno (NBC) Debra Messing, Christina Aguilera
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Darva Conger, Ramona Gray (rerun)
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Mimi Rogers

All times Eastern unless noted.

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

More Related Stories

Featured Slide Shows

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • 1 of 11
  • Close
  • Fullscreen
  • Thumbnails
    jkrebs04, DesignCrowd.com

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 1

    Niagara Falls, U.S./Canada

    akvarog, DesignCrowd.com

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 2

    Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

    iMAGICations, DesignCrowd.com

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 3

    Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, U.S.

    jhgraphicsusa, DesignCrowd.com

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 4

    Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

    Robert R., DesignCrowd.com

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 5

    Colosseum, Rome, Italy

    Anythingoes, DesignCrowd.com

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 6

    Taj Mahal, Agra, India

    Sergio Coelho, DesignCrowd.com

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 7

    Siena Cathedral, Siena, Italy

    Anythingoes, DesignCrowd.com

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 8

    Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    iMAGICations,DesignCrowd.com

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 9

    Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

    iMAGICations, DesignCrowd.com

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 10

    Lost City of Petra, Jordan

  • Recent Slide Shows

Comments

0 Comments

Comment Preview

Your name will appear as username ( settings | log out )

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href=""> <b> <em> <strong> <i> <blockquote>