Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999


Joyce Millman
October 20, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Norm starts gambling again and it costs him big on Norm (8:30 p.m., ABC). Great Performances (check local times, PBS) presents a revival of the George and Ira Gershwin musical "Crazy for You." Drew gets Lewis to take his insurance physical for him on The Drew Carey Show (9 p.m., ABC). On The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC), the president forces everyone to sample his famous chili recipe, amid the usual crises at home and abroad. Isabel invades Maria's dreams to see if she can keep the aliens' secret on Roswell (9 p.m., WB). The newsmag True Life (10 p.m., MTV) listens in as teens talk to doctors about sexual problems. The documentary Because It's a Lonely World (10 p.m., Bravo) chronicles the recording of the 1998 Elvis Costello-Burt Bacharach collaboration "Painted From Memory."

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Sports

Hockey:

Sharks at Red Wings (7:30 p.m., ESPN2)

Bruins at Kings (10:30 p.m., ESPN2)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Paul Newman, Tori Amos

David Letterman (CBS) Martin Short, Phish (rerun)

Jay Leno (NBC) Sela Ward, Matthew Perry

Charlie Rose (PBS) Pakistan discussion

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Sharon Lawrence, Gloria Allred

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Ving Rhames, Meat Loaf


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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