Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, July 27, 1999

Published July 27, 1999 4:00PM (EDT)


Mob boss Joseph Bonanno is profiled on a new Biography (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, A&E). Xander makes some new zombie friends on a rerun of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB). The gang spends a whole day in front of the tube watching a high speed freeway chase on a repeat of It's like, you know ... (8:30 p.m., ABC). Fox Files (9 p.m., Fox) reports on dissent within the World Wrestling Federation. This now qualifies as a political story. Ana Gasteyer of "Saturday Night Live" guests as a nanny who wants to baby Finch on a rerun of Just Shoot Me (9 p.m., NBC). On a rerun of Felicity (9 p.m., WB), Felicity's roommate's parents come to visit, and Julie is jolted by a revelation about her birth mother. Investigative Reports (9 p.m. EDT/10 PDT, A&E) looks at Rohypnol, the date rape drug. Dolores' disappearance sets the wheels in motion for last season's disastrous climax on a rerun of NYPD Blue (10 p.m., ABC). The 100 Greatest Women of Rock 'n' Roll (10 p.m., VH1) continues the countdown, with artists 80 through 61, including Exene Cervenka (good to see her in there), Anita Baker and Tammy Wynette. P.O.V. (Check local times, PBS) presents "The Double Life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez," a profile of the teenaged son of Puerto Rican revolutionaries who was raised by a Mexican family and is now coming to terms with his parents' beliefs.

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Brewers at Braves (7:35 p.m., TBS)

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Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Nicole Kidman (rerun)

David Letterman (CBS) Garry Marshall, Los Lobos

Jay Leno (NBC) Wendie Malick, Bonnie Raitt with Shawn Colvin, Jackson Browne and Bruce Hornsby

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Dave Foley, Tavis Smiley

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Michael J. Fox, Kevin James (rerun)

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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