Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, April 19, 1999


Joyce Millman
April 19, 1999 8:52PM (UTC)

Specials

The new TV movie Swing Vote (9 p.m., ABC) (produced by Jerry "Top Gun" Bruckheimer) imagines an America where abortion is once again illegal and a woman can be prosecuted for murder if she terminates a pregnancy. When one woman (Lisa Gay Hamilton) appeals her murder conviction to the Supreme Court, it's up to Andy Garcia, surely the hunkiest justice to ever grace the bench (sorry, David Souter!), to cast the deciding vote. The 1995 documentary Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern (check local times, PBS), about a couple struggling to keep the family farm from going under, gets another showing.

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Series

To whom it may concern: There are only six episodes of Melrose Place (8 p.m., Fox) to go. On a rerun of The King of Queens (8:30 p.m., CBS), Carrie unwittingly causes friction between Doug's pal Richie and his wife. Plot shocker: Ally can't deal with turning 30 on a new Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox). Oh, quit your whining and eat some cake. Robert breaks up with Amy after hearing Ray's "pep talk" about marriage on a rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS). Vanessa Williams guests as a patient's rights advocate on LA Doctors (10 p.m., CBS).

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Sports

Basketball:

Pacers at Celtics (8 p.m., TBS)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Tony Danza, Jennifer Jason Leigh

David Letterman (CBS) Janet Jackson (rerun)

Jay Leno (NBC) Kevin Costner, Calista Flockhart (rerun)

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Peter Krause, Diane Lane

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Bob Dole, Guster (rerun)

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Joyce Millman

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