Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, April 3, 2001

Topics: Elizabeth Taylor, Television,

Series

On a rerun of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB), love-struck Spike shows Buffy how Riley has been spending his nights. Angel rushes to find Darla before she’s reborn as a vampire on a rerun of Angel (9 p.m., WB). Joan pushes for total honesty regarding her and Jake’s sexual history, then wishes she had kept her mouth shut, on What About Joan (9:30 p.m., ABC). 48 Hours (10 p.m., CBS) reports on campus hazing. James McDaniel, one of the original cast members, leaves NYPD Blue (10 p.m., ABC); his Lieutenant Fancy gets a new job, leaving the squad to fret about his replacement.

Specials

Copperfield! Tornado of Fire (8 p.m., CBS) finds the illusionist trapped inside a flaming vortex. Masochism night continues with another installment of Eco-Challenge (8 p.m., USA). Looks like the team from Playboy is in trouble! The two-hour documentary Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (8 p.m. EST/9 p.m. PST, American Movie Classics) takes a close-up look at the problem-plagued production of the Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton epic that, with costs adjusted to reflect today’s monetary value, still stands as the most expensive movie ever made.

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Sports

Baseball:
Mets at Braves (3 p.m., TBS)

Basketball:
Lakers at Jazz (8 p.m., TBS)

Hockey:
Panthers at Flyers (7:30 p.m., ESPN2)
Kings at Coyotes (10:30 p.m., ESPN2)

Talk

Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Matthew Broderick, Kathy Griffin
David Letterman (CBS) Hugh Grant, Sade
Jay Leno (NBC) Martin Sheen, Trey Parker, Matt Stone
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Frankie Muniz, Harland Williams
Conan O’Brien (NBC) Sigourney Weaver, Alan Cumming

All times Eastern unless noted.

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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