Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for
Tuesday, April 13, 1999


Joyce Millman
April 13, 1999 9:15PM (UTC)

Series

Hank fuels Dale's paranoia with an elaborate prank on a new King of the Hill (8 p.m., Fox). Buffy's powers begin to fade on the eve of her 18th birthday on a rerun of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB). As the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing nears, Nova (check local times, PBS) looks at "The Bombing of America," a report on the increase in bombs as the weapons of choice for domestic terrorists and average criminals alike. Futurama (8:30 p.m., Fox) introduces a couple of new characters, vain space hero Capt. Zapp Brannigan and his long-suffering alien assistant, Kif. Thurgood and Juicy square off in the annual Hilton-Jacobs Projects cook-off on The PJs (9 p.m, Fox). Frontline (check local times, PBS) examines last year's bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in "The Terrorist and the Superpower." Danny gets stirred up by some news from his girlfriend on NYPD Blue (10 p.m., ABC).

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Sports

Basketball:

Lakers at Trail Blazers (8 p.m., TNT)

Jazz at Kings (10:30 p.m., TNT)

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Specials

The second annual fund-raiser for public school music programs, Divas Live '99 (9 p.m., VH1) features even more certified divas than last year's show: Cher, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Brandy and "special guest diva" Elton John.

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Kate Winslet, David Blaine

David Letterman (CBS) Kevin Spacey, Tom Petty

Jay Leno (NBC) Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu, Andrea Bocelli

Charlie Rose (PBS) World Bank president James Wolfensohn

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Jason Alexander, Marlee Matlin

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Martha Stewart, Tim Meadows

Craig Kilborn (CBS) Jon Lovitz

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