Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, July 1, 1999

Published July 1, 1999 4:00PM (EDT)


The Directors (8 p.m., Encore) examines "The Films of Spike Lee," with comments from Ossie Davis, Alfre Woodard, Wesley Snipes and Lee himself. On a rerun of Friends (8 p.m., NBC), Ross moves in with Chandler and Joey, and Rachel makes a fool of herself over Danny. Thurgood and Muriel move on up to the penthouse apartment on a rerun of The PJs (9:30 p.m., Fox). ER (10 p.m., NBC) repeats Part One of George Clooney's swan song, in which Doug's unauthorized actions on behalf of a dying boy have devastating consequences. On Vanished (10 p.m., ABC), Diane Sawyer interviews Stephen Fagan, who kidnapped his daughters in 1978 and told them their mother was dead.

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Billy Crystal and Stevie Wonder are on hand for the opening ceremonies of the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games (8 p.m., ABC). Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson and Jon Voight are among the speech makers on a rerun of The American Film Institute Salutes Dustin Hoffman (9 p.m., ABC).

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Women's World Cup:

U.S. vs. Germany (7 p.m., ESPN)

Brazil vs. Nigeria (9:30 p.m., ESPN2)

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Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Tracey Ullman, Andrew Shue

David Letterman (CBS) Calista Flockhart, Jack Hanna

Jay Leno (NBC) Dana Carvey, Brandy (rerun)

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Jackie Collins, Larry Klayman

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Jackie Chan, Diane Lane (rerun)

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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