Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999


Joyce Millman
August 25, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Dateline NBC (8 p.m., NBC) has a report on a World War II veteran who claimed post-traumatic stress disorder after murdering his son-in-law. On a rerun of The Sopranos (9 p.m., HBO), Tony's depression worsens, Junior brings in outside muscle for the hit and Jimmy the rat has a very bad day.

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Specials

The four-hour documentary series On the Trail of Mark Twain With Peter Ustinov (check local times, PBS) finds the British actor retracing Twain's steps according to the author's 1897 book "Following the Equator." First stop: Fiji. CBS capitalizes on Julia Roberts' big summer with a showing of her 1995 romantic comedy-drama Something to Talk About (8:30 p.m., CBS). Roberts plays a Southern belle whose husband's infidelity prompts her to take stock of her life. With Dennis Quaid, Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Duvall and Gena Rowlands.

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Sports

Baseball:

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

Tigers at Mariners (10:30 p.m., ESPN)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Jennifer Lopez (rerun)

David Letterman (CBS) Kathie Lee Gifford, Deana Carter (rerun)

Jay Leno (NBC) Albert Brooks, Me'shell Ndegeocello

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Joe Piscopo, Jerry Nachman

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Rob Lowe, Michelle Williams, Hootie and the Blowfish

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