Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, Dec. 20, 1999


Joyce Millman
December 20, 1999 10:00PM (UTC)

Series

Anna Leonowens, the woman played by Jodie Foster in "Anna and the King" (and by Deborah Kerr in "The King and I"), is profiled on a new Biography (8 p.m. EST/9 PST, A&E). Julia Sweeney guests as a lonely co-worker who latches on to Susan on Suddenly Susan (8 p.m., NBC). The King of Queens (8 p.m., CBS) reruns last year's hilarious Christmas episode in which Arthur gifts Carrie and Doug with the world's smallest car. On back-to-back reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond (8:30 p.m., CBS), Ray and Debra can't find any time to be alone on Christmas, and an argument over a can opener becomes the Barones' "Rashomon." On this year's Christmas episode of Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox), Elaine finds an abandoned baby and goes to court to keep him. Great Performances (check local times, PBS) presents the American Ballet Theatre's production of "Le Corsair."

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Specials

The two-hour documentary Twelve Apostles: History's Great Revolutionaries (9 p.m. EST/10 PST, History Channel) profiles Jesus' first 12 followers. Martin Sheen narrates.

Sports

Football:

Packers at Vikings (9 p.m., ABC)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro

David Letterman (CBS) Tom Brokaw, Alex Kingston

Jay Leno (NBC) Norm Macdonald, Embeth Davidtz

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Roberto Benigni, Salma Hayek (rerun)


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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