Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000


Joyce Millman
January 26, 2000 10:00PM (UTC)

Series

Dawson is a lost soul after dropping his film class on Dawson's Creek (8 p.m., WB). On The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC), the president's people scramble to contain crises involving PBS funding, a sex education bill, Leo's disclosure about past drug addiction and news leaks. The issue is mental illness among the homeless on Law & Order (10 p.m., NBC).

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Specials

The candidates square off in First in the Nation: The New Hampshire Debates (7 p.m., CNN), which is made up of two debates, one for each party. The four-part series Culture Shock (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings) looks at classic works of art and literature that were controversial in their time and remain that way. The first episode, which is 90 minutes long, is devoted to Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"; the second hour-long episode (10:30 p.m.) deals with Edouard Manet's painting "Olympia." MTV kicks off its "Choose or Lose" election series with a Choose or Lose 2000 Concert (9:30 p.m., MTV) from New Hampshire College, hosted by John Norris. That's followed at (10 p.m.) by Where Were You at 22? which profiles the youthful paths taken by Al Gore, Bill Bradley, George W. Bush, John McCain and Steve Forbes.

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Sports

Hockey:

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

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Meredith Vieira, Scott Foley

David Letterman (CBS) Reruns until Dave recovers from heart surgery

Jay Leno (NBC) Matt Damon, David Lynch, Third Eye Blind

Politically Incorrect (ABC) Doris Roberts, Larry Gelbart

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Jeff Bridges, Nikki Cox

Craig Kilborn (CBS) William H. Macy, Cindy Margolis

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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