Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, July 14-16, 2000


Joyce Millman
July 14, 2000 10:42PM (UTC)

Series

The new series Sciography (9 p.m. ET/ 9:30 PT, Sun., Sci Fi Channel) gives the "Biography"/"Behind the Music" treatment to classic sci-fi TV shows and movies. First up: "Battlestar Galactica." Lawd-a-mercy, Little Richard is under the microscope on The E! True Hollywood Story (9 p.m. Sun., E!). The X-Files (9 p.m. Sun., Fox) reruns the episode (co-written by William Gibson) in which Mulder and Scully play a deadly virtual reality game.

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Specials

Geraldo Rivera Reports (9 p.m. Fri., NBC) looks at kids and alcohol. JFK Jr.'s Last Flight (10 p.m. Fri., Learning Channel) provides a tasteful (yeah, right) postmortem as the one-year anniversary approaches. The new TV movie Two Heads Are Better than None (8 p.m. Sat., Nickelodeon) stars Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell -- the lovably goofy Abbott and Costello (or is it Laurel and Hardy?) of the Nickelodeon set -- in a comedy-horror adventure tale. The new cable movie Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (8 p.m. Sun., Showtime) is a docudrama about the murder of 29 African-American children that gripped Atlanta from 1979-81. Gregory Hines and James Belushi play a pair of reporters reexamining the case. Alec Baldwin co-produced and stars in the new cable miniseries Nuremberg (8 p.m. Sun., TNT), which re-creates the trial of former Nazi officers by an international tribunal with Brian Cox, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer and Jill Hennessey. So giddy with the success of "Survivor" and "Big Brother" they can't think straight, the suits at CBS reach into the archives and bring out a rerun of the campy miniseries Mario Puzo's "The Last Don" (9 p.m. Sun., CBS). The Blair Witch Project (10 p.m. Sun., Showtime) has its first premium cable showing, followed by a new mockumentary, The Burkittsville 7 (11:30 p.m. Sun., Showtime), which teases the upcoming sequel.

Sports

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Baseball:
Braves at Orioles (7:30 p.m. Fri., TBS)
Angels at Dodgers or regional action (4 p.m. Sat., Fox)
Cardinals at White Sox (7 p.m. Sat., FX)
A's at Rockies (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)
Cubs at Royals (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN2)

Cycling:
Tour de France (1 p.m. Sat., ABC)

U.S. Olympic Trials (8 p.m. Sat., NBC; 4 p.m. Sun., NBC)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Alec Baldwin, Angie Harmon (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Richard Simmons (rerun)
Jay Leno (NBC) Alec Baldwin, Natasha Lyonne, Don Henley
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Christopher Hitchens, Art Alexakis
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Halle Berry, Shawn Wayans

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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