Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, April 15, 1999

By Joyce Millman
Published April 15, 1999 4:08PM (EDT)

Specials

Danny Glover hosts Scared Straight! 20 Years Later (8 p.m., UPN), a re-airing of the then-controversial 1978 TV documentary about juvenile offenders' first taste of The System, with an update about what happened to those teens after they were sent to New Jersey's Rahway State Prison.

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Series

Friends (8 p.m., NBC) reruns the one where they all make New Year's resolutions that they can't keep. Fox Files (9 p.m., Fox) uncovers two shocking scoops: Las Vegas can be seedy, and there are women called "groupies" who sleep with rock stars! Mystery! (Check local times, PBS) begins the three-part Adam Dalgliesh tale "A Certain Justice," in which P.D. James' sleuth investigates the murder of an unpopular attorney. On a rerun of ER (10 p.m., NBC), Hathaway becomes involved with a young boy who is being stalked and Carter learns a thing or two from a 100-year-old woman.

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Sports

Hockey:

Penguins at Bruins (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

Blues at Coyotes (10 p.m., ESPN2)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Liv Tyler, Katie Holmes

David Letterman (CBS) David Spade, Eagle-Eye Cherry

Jay Leno (NBC) Sean Connery, Cher

Charlie Rose (PBS) author John Feinstein

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Patricia Arquette

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Evander Holyfield, the Latin Playboys


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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