Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999


Joyce Millman
August 18, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Biography (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, A&E) has a new profile of mass murderer Richard Speck. Why would "Biography" waste another second more on this guy, now that hes dead? Because it's another opportunity to show the famed homemade prison video, first discovered by A&E's Bill Kurtis, depicting a drugged up Speck dressed as a woman. On a rerun of The Sopranos (9 p.m., HBO), Vin the cop tells Tony that Pussy is wearing a wire. Paranoia ensues. Behind the Music (9 p.m., VH1) repeats the ever-popular episode about Leif Garrett. A newspaper columnist's shooting leads to the reopening of a decades-old murder case on Law & Order (10 p.m., NBC).

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Specials

The 1996 horror thriller The Frighteners (8 p.m., Fox) stars Michael J. Fox as a con man who discovers that a supernatural force is behind a series of deaths. With John Astin and Trini Alvarado.

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Sports

Baseball:

Rangers at Indians (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

Mets at Padres (10:30 p.m., ESPN)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Jenna Elfman (rerun)

David Letterman (CBS) Andie MacDowell, French Stewart

Jay Leno (NBC) Rodney Dangerfield, Bryan White

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Shaquille O'Neal, Chuck D.

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Jason Priestley, John Sebastian

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