Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, July 22, 1999

By Joyce Millman
July 22, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)
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Series

Friends (8 p.m., NBC) reruns the one where everybody's New Year's resolutions are put to the test and Ross can't get his leather pants off. Mystery! (Check local times, PBS) begins a repeat of "Oliver's Travels," a four-part series about a crossword puzzle-loving professor (Alan Bates) who turns sleuth. On a rerun of ER (10 p.m., NBC), there's a riot goin' on and Carter's in the middle of it. Vanished (10 p.m., ABC) looks into the mysterious disappearance of atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair, who vanished four years ago along with a lot of money. 48 Hours (10 p.m., CBS) updates a 1996 report on efforts to rehabilitate a Florida juvenile offender.

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Specials

The Turner Classic Movies tribute to Stanley Kubrick wraps with airings of Lolita (8 p.m. EDT/5 PDT, Turner Classic Movies), Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (11 p.m.) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1 a.m.).

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Steven Spielberg, Patrick Swayze (rerun)

David Letterman (CBS) Catherine Zeta-Jones, Buzz Aldrin

Jay Leno (NBC) Dan Quayle, Jenny McCarthy, LL Cool J

Charlie Rose (PBS) Lou Dobbs

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Aaron McGruder, Luke Perry

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Jon Lovitz


Joyce Millman

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