Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000

Topics: Susan Sarandon, Television,

Series

The new animated series As Told by Ginger (8 p.m., Nickelodeon) chronicles the life of a 12-year-old who longs to be in with the in crowd. It’s from the makers of “Rugrats” and “Rocket Power.” Miss M. tries to upstage Dolly Parton when the two divas tape a Halloween special together on Bette (8 p.m., CBS). Marsha takes Jim apartment hunting on Welcome to New York (8:30 p.m., CBS). On The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC), the staff is rocked by Bartlet’s insistence on hiring a babealicious conservative for the post of associate White House counsel. Emily Procter joins the cast as Ainsley Hayes. Masterpiece Theatre’s American Collection (9 p.m., PBS, check local times) is a new spinoff dramatizing the works of American authors. First up: Regina Taylor (“I’ll Fly Away”) stars in an adaptation of Langston Hughes’ short story “Cora Unashamed,” about a 1930s housekeeper coming to terms with the death of her daughter. Ben takes on an HMO that refuses to pay for a cleaning woman’s leukemia treatment on Gideon’s Crossing (10 p.m., ABC). Investigative Reports (10 p.m., A&E) presents “900 Women: Inside St. Gabriel’s Prison,” a tour of the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, which houses 900 of the state’s most dangerous women. Susan Sarandon narrates.

Sports

The World Series:
Yankees at Mets, Game 4 (8 p.m., Fox)

Talk

Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Lisa Kudrow, Rebecca Lobo
David Letterman (CBS) Renée Zellweger, Bonnie Raitt (rerun)
Jay Leno (NBC) Brendan Fraser, Matchbox 20
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Terry Sweeney, John Schneider
Conan O’Brien (NBC) Samuel L. Jackson, Patricia Heaton
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Jon Favreau, Little Richard

All times Eastern unless noted.

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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