Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000

By Joyce Millman
Published August 3, 2000 7:00PM (EDT)


Charmed (8 p.m., WB) reruns two episodes back-to-back. Prue falls under the spell of a seductive bad guy. If this seems like a cheesy way to spend an evening in front of the tube, remember -- your alternative is the Republican Convention. Or, there's always Big Brother (8 p.m., CBS). Clint Eastwood is profiled on The Directors (8 p.m., Encore).


The documentary Without Lying Down: Francis Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood (8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies) tells the story of the woman who, in the early 1930s, was the highest-paid screenwriter ("The Champ," "Dinner at Eight") in Hollywood. Marion's story is interwoven with a look at some of Hollywood's other early female filmmakers. Uma Thurman and Kathy Bates narrate.

The Republican Convention:
MSNBC (4 p.m. ET/1 PT)
C-Span (5 p.m. ET/ 2 PT)
Fox News (7 p.m. ET/ 4 PT)
CNN (7 p.m. ET/ 4 PT)
PBS (8 p.m. ET/ 5 PT)
ABC (9 p.m. ET/ 6 PT)
CBS (9 p.m. ET/ 6 PT)
NBC (9:30 p.m. ET/ 6:30 PT)


Braves at Diamondbacks (10 p.m., TBS)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Jimmy Smits, John Cusack (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Craig Ferguson, Al Roker
Jay Leno (NBC) Magic Johnson, Brian Setzer Orchestra
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Jerry Falwell, Lynn Redgrave
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Andy Richter's last show (rerun)

Joyce Millman

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