Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999


Joyce Millman
August 11, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Katie Couric reports on teens and violence on Dateline NBC (8 p.m., NBC). On a rerun of Norm (8:30 p.m., ABC), Laurie quits to make a point, which is bad for Norm, because now he has to do actual work. The Sopranos (9 p.m., HBO) reruns the one where a rap star demands that Hesh make reparations for stolen royalty payments, and Christophers girlfriend breaks into the music biz. On a rerun of Law & Order (10 p.m., NBC), Carmichael goes after two doctors for criminal negligent homicide.

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Specials

If you get up real early, you can see the final solar eclipse (6 a.m., Discovery Channel) of the millennium. Or, you could always tape it. The 1996 thriller Fear (8 p.m., Fox) stars Reese Witherspoon as a teenager whos being stalked by her psycho boyfriend (Mark Wahlberg).

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Sports

Baseball:

Astros at Braves (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

Yankees at As (10:30 p.m., ESPN)

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Talk

Rosie ODonnell (syndicated) Mary Tyler Moore (rerun)

David Letterman (CBS) Hugh Grant, the Mavericks

Jay Leno (NBC) Steve Martin, Katie Holmes, Julian Lennon

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Michael McKean, Nestor Carbonell

Conan OBrien (NBC) TBA

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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