Blue Glow

Independence Day holiday, June 30-July 4, 2000


Joyce Millman
June 30, 2000 11:03PM (UTC)

Series

On Making the Band (9:30 p.m. Fri., ABC), Bryan and Mike, who didnt make the final cut of O-Town last week, pack their bags and consider their options. Stargate SG-1 (10 p.m. Fri., Showtime) opens a new season. Danny DeVito hosts a rerun of Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m. Sat., NBC), with music from REM. The Simpsons (8 p.m. Sun., Fox) reruns last year's "Treehouse of Terror" trilogy, in which Homer causes a Y2K disaster. The esteemed governor of Minnesota is profiled in Jesse Ventura: The E! True Hollywood Story (9 p.m. Sun., E!). Sex and the City (9 p.m. Sun., HBO) has a rerun (already!) in which the girls indulge their rescue fantasies. Yeah, its the one with Samantha and the fireman ... Robert becomes depressed when he has to continue his recuperation at his parents' house on a rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m. Mon., CBS). On a rerun of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m. Tues., WB), it's a nerd named Jonathan's world -- Buffy and her pals just live in it.

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Specials

Moose and Squirrel get star treatment, Dahlink, in the Rocky and Bullwinkle Mini-Marathon (4-7 p.m., Sat., Cartoon Network). Ringo Starr narrates the documentary Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years 1955-1970 (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT, Sun., American Movie Classics), a look at rock 'n' roll on the silver screen. The documentary kicks off a four-day marathon of rock movies, which includes early features like "Rock Around the Clock" and "Shake, Rattle and Roll," Elvis movies, the Monkees' "Head" and the rock festival documentaries "Monterey Pop" and "Woodstock." The Wizard of Oz (8 p.m. Mon., Turner Classic Movies) airs uncut and with no commercials. Now I know we're not in Kansas anymore! Brought to you by the makers of Viagra: One of our national landmarks gets an Independence Day salute in The Washington Monument: It Stands for All (8 p.m. Mon., Discovery Channel). In the final episode of The 1900 House (9 p.m. Mon., PBS, check local listings), the Bowlers have a night out on the town at a Victorian-themed music hall and shed a few tears as they prepare to return to the modern world. On Independence Day, let us pay tribute to the men and women who proudly served our country -- Hawkeye, Trapper John, Hot Lips, Klinger and Radar, this M*A*S*H marathon (2:30 p.m. Tues., FX) is for you. In Pop Goes the Fourth! 2000 (7:30 p.m. Tues., A&E), conductor Keith Lockhart leads the Boston Pops in the annual Independence Day concert from the banks of the river Charles. Guests include Broadway's Linda Eder, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and a "surprise guest" who will read the letters of Abraham Lincoln. Knowing Boston, I'm guessing the mystery Abe is Nomar Garciaparra. Ray Charles, Audra McDonald, James Galway and Lee Ann Womack perform from Washington in A Capitol Fourth (8 p.m. Tues., PBS, check local listings). There are pyrotechnics over Manhattan and they have nothing to do with John Rocker in Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (9 p.m., Tues., NBC).

Sports

Baseball:
Braves at Mets (7:05 p.m. Fri., 1:05 p.m. Sun., TBS)
Mariners at Rangers (8:30 p.m. Sat., FX)
Dodgers at Giants (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)
A's at Angels (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN2)
Expos at Braves (7:35 p.m. Mon., TBS; 7 p.m. Tues., TBS, ESPN2)
Orioles at Yankees (1 p.m. Tues., ESPN)
Reds at Cardinals (2 p.m. Tues., ESPN2)
Rockies at Giants (4 p.m. Tues., ESPN)
Diamondbacks at Astros (8 p.m. Tues., ESPN)
Mariners at Angels (10 p.m. Tues., ESPN2)

Tennis:
Wimbledon (Noon Fri, TNT; noon Sat., NBC and 3 p.m. TNT; noon Sun, NBC; 10 a.m. Mon., NBC and 1 p.m., TNT; 10 a.m. Tues., NBC, and 1 p.m. TNT; Noon Tues., TNT)

Talk (Friday)

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Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Freddie Prinze Jr., Carly Simon (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Bruce Willis, David Sedaris
Jay Leno (NBC) Courtney Thorne-Smith, the Go-Go's
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Darva Conger, "Making the Band" reject Bryan Chan, "Survivor" reject Ramona Gray
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Melissa Joan Hart, Marlon Wayans


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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