Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for
Wednesday, May 5, 1999


Joyce Millman
May 5, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

The Dawson's Creek (8 p.m., WB) gang struggles with grief as it buries one of its own. On It's like, you know ... (8:30 p.m., ABC), Arthur and Robbie debate casual sex and Lauren helps Jennifer avenge a bad review. Julia and Perry (guest Olivia d'Abo) get closer (nudge nudge, wink wink) on A Very Special Episode of Party of Five (9 p.m., Fox). And on A Very Special Episode of Law & Order (10 p.m., NBC), Julia Roberts plays a mystery woman who may be involved in a high-society murder and who turns on the charm for a smitten Rey. Rey, of course, is played by Roberts' off-camera boyfriend, Benjamin Bratt. This is also the 200th episode of "Law & Order," which means it's going to be running in syndication forever.

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Specials

Garth "Slugger" Brooks, Faith Hill, the Dixie Chicks, Dwight Yoakam and Martina McBride are among the performers on the 34th Academy of Country Music Awards (8 p.m., CBS). Live from Lincoln Center (check local times, PBS) presents the New York City Ballet's "Swan Lake," choreographed by Peter Martins. Brendan Fraser, star of the upcoming thriller "The Mummy," hosts the documentary Mummies: The Real Story (9 p.m., Discovery Channel)

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Sports

Baseball:

Astros at Mets (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

Basketball:

Trail Blazers at Lakers (10:30 p.m., TBS)

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Talk

David Letterman (CBS) Kelly Willis

Jay Leno (NBC) Tom Selleck, Debra Messing

Charlie Rose (PBS) Alfred Hitchcock panel

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Jay Thomas, Eric Stoltz

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Aidan Quinn

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Joyce Millman

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