Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, Oct. 18, 1999


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

Series

Doug's prized big-screen TV is stolen on The King of Queens (8 p.m., CBS). On 7th Heaven (8 p.m., WB), Simon's friend brings weed into the Camden house and Matt is tempted to cheat in school. Biography (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, A&E) has a new profile of Barbara "I Dream of Jeannie" Eden. On Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (9 p.m., NBC), a writer's murder yields several suspects, including his landlady and her teenage daughter. Ray and Debra hit a snag while drawing up their wills on Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS) -- they can't decide who should get custody of the kids. Investigative Reports (9 p.m. EDT/10 PDT, A&E) spotlights celebrities who have claimed to have had extraterrestrial encounters. Speaking of spiders from Mars, David Bowie performs and chats on a new VH1 Storytellers (10 p.m., VH1).

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Specials

A Conversation with Gregory Peck (8 p.m. EDT/9:30 PDT, Turner Classic Movies) is a two-hour chronicle of the veteran actor's life and career, as told by Peck and various family members and friends. A showing of To Kill a Mockingbird (10 p.m. EDT/11:30 p.m. PDT, Turner Classic Movies), for which Peck won the best actor Oscar, follows.

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Sports

Football:

Cowboys at Giants (9 p.m., ABC)

American League Championship Series:

Yankees at Red Sox, Game 5, if necessary (8 p.m., Fox)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Matthew Perry, Rob Estes

David Letterman (CBS) Ricki Lake, Kid Rock (rerun)

Jay Leno (NBC) Jennifer Grey, Emeril Lagasse

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Dan Rather, Tom Petty (rerun)

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