Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, May 3, 2000


Joyce Millman
May 3, 2000 8:00PM (UTC)

Series

Party of Five (8 p.m., Fox) ends its six-year run with a two-hour finale in which some of the Salingers ponder leaving the nest for good. On Dawson's Creek (8 p.m., WB), Pacey and Joey tell Dawson that they're an item, and the revelation is played over and over from the perspectives of each character. Yeah, it's the dubba-dubba version of "Rashomon." On The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC), Bartlet and his staff deal with the fallout from Mandy's explosive memo. Lovesick Ben is a hurtin' dude as he follows Felicity and Greg on their romantic getaway on Felicity (9 p.m., WB).

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Specials

Dolly Parton hosts the Academy of Country Music Awards (8 p.m., CBS). Performers and presenters include Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, the Dixie Chicks, George Strait, the Judds and Dwight Yoakam. Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure (check local times, PBS) finds the globe-trotting Monty Python member ("Around the World in 80 Days," "Pole to Pole") on a four-part tour of places and events associated with Ernest Hemingway, from bullfights in Spain to sport fishing in Cuba.

Sports

Baseball:

Braves at Dodgers (10 p.m., ESPN)

Marlins at Padres (10 p.m., ESPN2)

NBA Playoffs:

Jazz at Sonics (9 p.m., TNT)

NHL Playoffs:

Avalanche at Red Wings (7 p.m., ESPN)

Maple Leafs at Devils (7 p.m., ESPN2)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Danny Glover, Jane Krakowski

David Letterman (CBS) Dana Carvey, Alison Krauss

Jay Leno (NBC) Ethan Hawke

Politically Incorrect (ABC) David Spade, inmates from Maricopa County (Ariz.) Jail

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Barry White, Upright Citizens Brigade

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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