Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999


Joyce Millman
September 7, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

"Today" launches an hour-long daily extra edition, Later Today (9 a.m., NBC), a chatty affair hosted by Jodi Applegate, Asha Blake and pop cultural icon Florence Henderson. If you're thinking "The View," you may be right. Biography (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, A&E) continues its look at former child actors with a profile of Kurt Russell. On a rerun of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB), Faith tries to pin Finch's murder on Buffy. The Big Giant Head (guest William Shatner) continues to wreak havoc on the Solomon household on a rerun of 3rd Rock From the Sun (8:30 p.m., NBC).

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Specials

ESPN's 20th Anniversary Special (7 p.m. ESPN) unspools three hours of memories from the cable channel that took armchair quarterbacking to a whole new level. Boo-yah! Two months after the national newsmagazines did it, the ABC News special Latin Beat (10 p.m., ABC) spotlights the Latino influence on entertainment and American culture. The documentary Pete Peterson: Assignment Hanoi (check local times, PBS) profiles the former POW who is now serving as the first U.S. ambassador to Vietnam since the war.

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Sports

Baseball:

Cardinals at Braves (7:35 p.m., TBS)

Tennis:

U.S. Open, women's quarterfinals (11 a.m., 7:30 p.m., USA)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Toni Collette

Jay Leno (NBC) Bill Bellamy, Joan Embry, Vitamin C

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Marlee Matlin, Steve Lawrence

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Martin Short, John Tesh, the Candy Butchers

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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