Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999


Joyce Millman
October 21, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

On Popular (8 p.m., WB), Sam suspects a cruel ulterior motive when the cheerleaders agree to attend Carmen's slumber party. Monica and Chandler babysit the triplets and Rachel urges Ross to have his marriage annulled on Friends (8 p.m., NBC). Mystery! (check local times, PBS) wraps up the Cordelia Gray two-parter, "An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: Living on Risk." Peter goes to Washington to face a Senate committee on movie violence on Action (9:30 p.m., Fox). On ER (10 p.m., NBC), Greene can't get over his resentment of Lawrence (guest Alan Alda) and Hathaway tries to help a pregnant woman who has no insurance. Tom Green (10:30 p.m., MTV) begins a second season of kamikaze comedy.

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Specials

The two-part BBC documentary Tobacco Wars (9 p.m., The Learning Channel) piles up the scientific evidence against smoking and looks at tactics used by cigarette companies to hook consumers. Narrated by Walter Cronkite.

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Sports

Football:

Chiefs at Ravens (8 p.m., ESPN)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas

David Letterman (CBS) Alec Baldwin, Dwight Yoakam (rerun)

Jay Leno (NBC) Calista Flockhart, Jewel

Charlie Rose (PBS) Test ban treaty discussion

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Lou Diamond Phillips, Clifford Stoll

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Dylan McDermott, Jimmy's Chicken Shack

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