Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, June 3, 1999


Joyce Millman
June 3, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Friends (8 p.m., NBC) reruns the episode where Phoebe gives birth; this was also the sitcom's 100th show. Jennifer Ringley -- that's Jennicam to you -- guests on a rerun of Diagnosis Murder (9 p.m., CBS) as (what else?) a woman who broadcasts her life, and murder, over the Internet. Mystery! (Check local times, PBS) repeats the two-part thriller "The Sculptress," starring Caroline Goodall as a journalist who comes to believe in the innocence of a woman convicted of murder. On a rerun of Will & Grace (9:30 p.m., NBC), Grace is on edge about a showing of her work and Will hires a maid. A rerun of ER (10 p.m., NBC) revisits the mercifully brief plot line where Greene is stalked by the weird Dr. Amanda Lee (guest Mare Winningham).

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Specials

Is spelling a spectator sport? Kids from the United States, Guam, American Samoa, the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Jamaica (home of defending champ Jody-Anne Maxwell) compete for a $10,000 first prize in the National Spelling Bee (Noon, ESPN). Jennifer Lopez and Benjamin Bratt are two of the hosts for the ALMA Awards (8 p.m., ABC) (the American Latino Media Arts Awards), honoring the year's best performances by Latino entertainers. Jimmy Smits, Carlos Santana, John Leguizamo and Rita Moreno are among the nominees and presenters.

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Cuba Gooding Jr., Stockard Channing

David Letterman (CBS) Samuel L. Jackson (rerun)

Jay Leno (NBC) Lisa Kudrow, Dwight Yoakam

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Janeane Garofalo, Seth Green (rerun)

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Andy Garcia, Afghan Whigs

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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