Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999


Joyce Millman
August 24, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Move over, "Touched by an Angel": The new anthology series Chicken Soup for the Soul (8 p.m., Pax) debuts with Teri Garr, Kathy Kinney and Shirley Knight among the stars appearing in inspirational vignettes. For those of us who'd rather be touched by Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB) repeats the one where Buffy gets a not so nice surprise as her 18th birthday nears. Will & Grace (9 p.m., NBC) airs back-to-back reruns. In the first, Grace uses Will as bait to land a prospective client; in the second (9:30 p.m.), Grace, Jack and Karen take Will to Vermont to forget an old love.

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Specials

The two-hour documentary Family Values: The Mob and the Movies (8 p.m., TNT) looks at the portrayal of the mafia on the big screen, with comments from real-life mobsters as well as from members of the "Gangsters Actors Guild," performers who don't mind being typecast as mobsters. You'll recognize their faces. In case you missed it Saturday, theres another showing of the new cable movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (9 p.m., HBO), starring Halle Berry as the tragic African-American actress of the '50s. Britney Spears and 'N Sync cavort on the Miss Teen USA Pageant (9 p.m., CBS), hosted by MTV's Carson Daly. Like, I am so not there.

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Sports

WNBA playoffs:

Sting at Shock (7 p.m., ESPN)

Monarchs at Sparks (9 p.m., ESPN)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Eriq LaSalle (rerun)

David Letterman (CBS) Keri Russell, Aretha Franklin (rerun)

Jay Leno (NBC) Terry Bradshaw, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Kevin Williamson, Chris Kattan

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Tom Selleck

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Joyce Millman

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