Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000


Joyce Millman
February 9, 2000 10:00PM (UTC)

Series

Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra guests as himself on
Two Guys and a Girl (8 p.m., ABC). Better make that "three
guys." Joey's mural is defaced on Dawson's Creek (8 p.m.,
WB)
. On The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC), the president
does some soul-searching about whether to commute the death
sentence of a man convicted of drug-related murders. Mike hires
Caitlin's ex to film a campaign commercial for the mayor on
Spin City (9:30 p.m., ABC). Law & Order (10 p.m.,
NBC)
has a case involving parents who each blames the other
for their baby's disappearance. 20/20 (10 p.m., ABC)
reports on female members of American hate groups.

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Specials

TV Guide's "The Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 3" (9 p.m.,
Fox)
tells you everything you sort of wanted to know about
"The Love Boat" and "M*A*S*H." Liam Neeson narrates the two-hour
and 30-minute "Empires" special The Greeks: Crucible of
Civilization (check local times, PBS)
, which uses digital
enhancements and interviews with historians to chart the rise of
ancient Greece.

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Sports

Hockey:
Flyers at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., ESPN2)

Stars at Mighty Ducks (10 p.m., ESPN2)

Figure skating:
U.S. National Championships, dance and
pairs short programs (on tape after hockey, ESPN2)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Melissa Etheridge, Matt Lauer

David Letterman (CBS) Paul Shaffer interviews Bruce
Willis, Martin Short
Jay Leno (NBC) Matthew Perry,
Counting Crows
Politically Incorrect (ABC) David Duke,
John Fugelsang
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Kareem
Abdul-Jabbar, Asleep at the Wheel

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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