Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999


Joyce Millman
October 26, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Angie Dickinson, the kick-ass star of "Police Woman," is profiled on a new Biography (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, A&E) that's narrated by Sandra Bernhard. On the Halloween episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB), a demon is unleashed at a frat party that forces characters to face their deepest fears. Like, for instance, being forced to watch the Halloween episode of That '70s Show (8:30 p.m., Fox), over and over and over. On Angel (9 p.m., WB), our hero helps a woman who's being stalked by a mad doctor with detachable limbs and eyeballs. Investigative Reports (9 .m. EDT/10 PDT, A&E) looks at "The Junkie Next Door: Women and Heroin." Natalie's letter to Jeremy's sister frames a Sports Night (9:30 p.m., ABC) about Dana's nude dinner date and Casey fixing an Internet poll in his favor. Lily and sister Judy clash over the financial state of the bookstore and Rick's in the middle on Once and Again (10 p.m., ABC). If you haven't heard, ABC and Steven Bochco have reached a compromise. "Once and Again" stays in the "NYPD Blue" slot until January, when it moves to Monday (after football season) at 10. "Blue" doesn't premiere until January, and then it's 22 weeks of new episodes with no reruns. Not ideal.

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Specials

Wonders of the African World (check local times, PBS), Henry Louis Gates' survey of African history, continues with two episodes.

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Sports

World Series:

Braves at Yankees, Game 3 (8 p.m., NBC)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Meryl Streep

David Letterman (CBS) John Cusack, LeAnn Rimes

Jay Leno (NBC) Sammy Sosa, John Leguizamo (rerun)

Charlie Rose (PBS) Martha Stewart, Nobel laureate Gunter Blobel

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Scott Turow, Penn Jillette

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Steven Wright, Lit (rerun)


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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