Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999


Joyce Millman
August 5, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley is profiled on a new Biography (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, A&E). Monica worries that her fling with Chandler is cooling down on a rerun of Friends (8 p.m., NBC). On a repeat of Just Shoot Me (10 p.m., NBC), Maya's new personal assistant (Cheri Oteri) is a complete idiot. 48 Hours (10 p.m., CBS) wonders if maybe some paranormal stuff is (gasp!) fake. Nightline in Prime Time (10 p.m., ABC) continues its "Brave New World" series with a look at high-tech advances in medicine, science and industry.

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Specials

The 1995 drama How to Make an American Quilt (8 p.m., ABC) has its network premiere. Winona Ryder heads an all-star cast in this adaptation of Whitney Otto's bestseller about a woman on the verge of marriage who soaks up some valuable chick-wisdom on a visit back home.

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Rene Russo, Richard Belzer (rerun)

David Letterman (CBS) William H. Macy, Sarah McLachlan

Jay Leno (NBC) Susan Sarandon, Heather Donahue (of "Blair Witch Project")

Politically Incorrect (ABC) D.J. Hughley, Kelly Hu (rerun)

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Vivica A. Fox

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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