Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000

By Joyce Millman
Published January 4, 2000 5:00PM (EST)

Series

Intimate Portrait (7 p.m., Lifetime) has a new bio of Tipper Gore. Don Knotts, better known as the immortal Deputy Barney Fife, is profiled on a new Biography (8 p.m. EDT/9 PDT, A&E). Nova (check local time, PBS) presents "Tales From the Hive," which uses microscopic photography to follow a colony of bees through one busy year. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB) and Angel (9 p.m., WB) rerun the crossover episode where Spike returns to Sunnydale in search of an ancient ring that makes vampires impervious to sunlight. Nature (check local times, PBS) begins the three-part series "Inside the Animal Mind," a study of animal consciousness, cognition and emotion. Dateline NBC (10 p.m., NBC) has a Maria Shriver report on fibromyalgia.

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Sports

Sugar Bowl:

Virginia Tech vs. Florida State (8 p.m., ABC)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Barbra Streisand (rerun)

David Letterman (CBS) Bonnie Hunt

Jay Leno (NBC) William H. Macy, Linda Cardellini

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Coolio, Marilu Henner

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Joe Montana


Joyce Millman

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