Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, April 21, 1999

Published April 21, 1999 4:00PM (EDT)


On Dateline NBC (8 p.m., NBC), Stone Phillips traces his heritage back to Aberdeen. The story we've been waiting for. Ray prefers Robert's bachelor pad to his own home on a rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond (8 p.m., CBS). On It's like, you know ... (8:30 p.m., ABC), Robbie and Lauren give the rabbi who hosts Robbie's "Pay-Per-Jew" religious service telecasts a makeover. The Salinger men are even more confused than usual on Party of Five (9 p.m., Fox). Norm pretends to be in alcoholism rehab because he likes the sympathy his co-workers give him on The Norm Show (9:30 p.m., ABC). Great Composers (check local times, PBS) profiles Richard Wagner and Gustav Mahler. On Law & Order (10 p.m., NBC), a professor is pushed off a subway platform to his death, but there's more to it than that, as Briscoe and Curtis discover. The staff is overwhelmed trying to care for prematurely born octuplets on Chicago Hope (10 p.m., CBS).

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Orioles at Devil Rays (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

Braves at Dodgers (10:30 p.m., ESPN)

NHL Playoffs:

Mighty Ducks at Red Wings, Game 1 (7:30 p.m., ESPN2)

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Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Stone Phillips, Sean Hayes

David Letterman (CBS) Mark McGwire, Roberto Benigni (rerun)

Jay Leno (NBC) Mel Gibson, Daryl Hannah (rerun)

Charlie Rose (PBS) NEA head William Ivey, Terrence McNally

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Margaret Cho, Rick Springfield

Conan O'Brien (NBC) David Alan Grier, Tyra Banks (rerun)

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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