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Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000


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Joyce Millman
August 2, 2000 9:27PM (UTC)

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If Sean sticks to his alphabetical order strategy and Richard, Susan and Rudy continue to vote as a block, Kelly could be the next victim on Survivor (8 p.m., CBS). On the other hand, it might be time for Susan to turn against her buddy Mr. Naked. The suspense! On a rerun of The West Wing (8 p.m. ET/9 PT, NBC), Bartlet makes a fundraising trip to L.A. where he tangles with a Hollywood hot-shot supporter. Quick, check the sky for flying pigs -- the classiest entry in the reality series sweepstakes belongs to Fox. American High (9 p.m., Fox) is a cinima viriti series by award-winning documentarian R.J. Cutler ("The War Room") in which suburban Chicago teens were given video cameras to make "diaries" of their lives. The result is an addictive, surprising portrait of adolescence. What does it say about our society that these kids are more articulate and interesting than the overage adolescents of Big Brother (9 p.m., CBS)? Speaking of which, Curtis or Jordan (but probably Curtis) gets the boot tonight. The Sopranos (10 p.m., HBO) reruns the episode where a wounded Christopher has a near-death vision.

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Specials

The Republican Convention:
MSNBC (4 p.m. ET/1 PT)
C-Span (5 p.m. ET/2 PT)
CNN (7 p.m. ET/4 PT)
Fox News (7 p.m. ET/4 PT)
PBS (8 p.m. ET/5 PT)
ABC (10 p.m. ET/7 PT)
CBS (10 p.m. ET/7 PT)
NBC (10 p.m. ET/7 PT)

Sports

Baseball:
White Sox at Rangers (7 p.m., ESPN)
Braves at Diamondbacks (10 p.m., ESPN2)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Kevin Bacon (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) White House press secretary Joe Lockhart, Molly Shannon
Jay Leno (NBC) Elisabeth Shue, Magic Johnson
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Hugh Hefner, Scott Thompson (rerun)


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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