Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Friday, June 18, 1999


Joyce Millman
June 18, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Biography (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, A&E) profiles Sophie Rhys-Jones, the Diana look-alike who will marry Britain's Prince Edward on June 19. But you know the only reason the crowds are going to line up is to catch a glimpse of William. Dateline NBC (8 p.m., or after basketball on the West Coast, NBC) looks at how one man's gambling habit affected his life over 20 years. In case you missed it the other night, The Real World (8 p.m., MTV) begins its eighth season, this time from Honolulu. Madonna is probed on a rerun of Behind the Music (9 p.m., VH1).

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Specials

Nymphet Britney Spears headlines the Walt Disney World Summer Jam Concert (8 p.m., ABC), which also features 'N Sync and 98 Degrees. PBS gets a piece of the "Phantom Menace" hype with The Mythology of "Star Wars" with George Lucas and Bill Moyers (check local times, PBS), in which Joseph Campbell groupies Lucas and Moyers ponder the metaphysical underpinnings of you know what.

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Sports

Baseball:

Braves at Diamondbacks (10 p.m., TBS)

NBA Finals:

Knicks at Spurs, Game 2 (9 p.m., NBC)

WNBA:

Sparks at Liberty (7 p.m., Lifetime)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) John Travolta, Wendie Malick

David Letterman (CBS) Julianna Margulies

Jay Leno (NBC) Kim Delaney, Robert Wagner

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Erica Jong, Rob Schneider

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Mike Myers, Julian Lennon

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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