Blue Glow

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

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


Dateline NBC (8 p.m., NBC) continues coverage of the Kennedy/Bessette tragedy, as does 20/20 (10 p.m., ABC). Norm (8:30 p.m., ABC) moves into its new time slot with a rerun of the pilot, in which disgraced hockey star Norm Henderson (Norm Macdonald) does community service as a social worker. On a rerun of The Sopranos (9 p.m., HBO), his son's behavioral problems at school start Tony thinking about his relationship with his own father (seen in flashbacks). On Oz (10 p.m., HBO), McManus starts an inmate boxing league. As if these guys needed more opportunities to beat the crap out of each other.

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Hoping for a piece of the "Eyes Wide Shut" action, Fox airs Nicole Kidman's finest hour, To Die For (8 p.m., Fox), the 1995 satire about a TV weather gal who'll stop at nothing to reach the anchor desk. And Turner Classic Movies unspools a Stanley Kubrick tribute, beginning with his 1957 anti-war drama Paths of Glory (8 p.m. EDT/5 PDT, Turner Classic Movies). The noir classics Killer's Kiss (9:30 p.m.) and The Killing (11 p.m.) and the gladiator epic Spartacus (12:30 a.m.) follow.

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Cardinals at Reds (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

A's at Mariners (10:30 p.m., ESPN)

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David Letterman (CBS) Matthew Broderick

Jay Leno (NBC) Denise Richards, Tatyana Ali

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Guy Torry, Mo'nique

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Tori Spelling, Tony Randall

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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