Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999


Joyce Millman
October 13, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Norm tries to overcome his fear of death on The Norm Show (8:30 p.m., ABC). On The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC), the president assures Democrats that an anti-gun bill will be passed in the House; then it's up to beleaguered chief of staff McGarry (John Spencer) to make it so. Drew and the gang go to their high school reunion on The Drew Carey Show (9 p.m., ABC). On Roswell (9 p.m., WB), Liz thinks a substitute teacher is a government alien hunter out to bag Max, Isabel and Michael. Rich boys are suspected in the death of a rich girl on Law & Order (10 p.m., NBC). MTV's newsmagazine True Life (10 p.m., MTV) profiles hackers.

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Specials

The three-part documentary series American Photography: A Century of Images (check local times, PBS) chronicles the effect photography has had on American life and society. The TV movie Lethal Vows (9 p.m., CBS) stars John Ritter in creepy mode as a man whose new wife suspects him of poisoning his first wife. Also starring Marg Helgenberger and Megan Gallagher.

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Sports

National League Championship Series, Game 2:

Mets at Braves (4 p.m., NBC)

American League Championship Series, Game 1:

Red Sox at Yankees (8 p.m., Fox)

Hockey:

Blues at Red Wings (7 p.m., ESPN)

Bruins at Avalanche (9 p.m., ESPN2)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) John Ritter

David Letterman (CBS) Farrah Fawcett, Dan Patrick

Jay Leno (NBC) Neve Campbell, Rita Wilson

Charlie Rose (PBS) Isaac Stern

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Jimmie Walker, Julie Warner

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Serena Williams, Louis Theroux

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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