Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, July 31, 2000


Joyce Millman
July 31, 2000 10:04PM (UTC)

Series

Tina Turner holds auditions for backup singers at the bar on a rerun of Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox). Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS) reruns the one where Frank places bets using Ray's inside sports information. 48 Hours (10 p.m., CBS) reports from the Republican National Convention.

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Specials

If you don't want to miss one thrilling moment of the Republican National Convention, cable has the most coverage: C-SPAN (7 a.m. to 9 p.m.); MSNBC (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.); CNN (7 a.m. to 12 p.m., 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.); PBS (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.); ABC (10 p.m., or after football). NBC has no plans to cover the convention today.

Biography Close-Up: You Want to Bet? (8 p.m., A&E) looks at the new proliferation of gambling in the U.S. The three-part British miniseries Ultraviolet (9 p.m., Sci-Fi Channel) is a sleek, dark tale of vampires and vampire hunters on the loose in modern London. Fans of "Buffy" may wonder what the big deal is. Airs through Wednesday. The four-part series Wealth and Power (9 p.m., History Channel) profiles some of modern history's richest and most influential figures. And the 100 Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Moments on TV (10 p.m., VH1) are counted down, beginning tonight, in a five-part special. Not making the cut: Al Gore's Frankenstein dance at the '93 inaugural ball.

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Sports

Exhibition football:
Patriots vs. 49ers -- and Dennis Miller's "Monday Night Football" debut (7 p.m., ABC)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Ben Affleck, John Stamos (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Macy Gray
Jay Leno (NBC) Kevin Bacon, Lance Burton
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Adam Carolla
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Claudia Schiffer, Frankie Muniz (rerun)

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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