Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000


Joyce Millman
August 15, 2000 9:15PM (UTC)

Series

Biography (8 p.m., A&E) offers another new rock legend profile, "Jimi Hendrix: The Man They Made God." Catchy title. Buffy deals with a really annoying roommate on a rerun of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8 p.m., WB). The new drama series Bull (8 p.m., repeated 9 and 10 p.m., TNT) debuts. Michael S. Chernuchin ("Law & Order") created this series about young Wall Street investment bankers who split off from an old established firm to cash in on the new economy. George Newbern, Elisabeth Rohm (Kate from "Angel"), Malik Yoba and Stanley Tucci are among the stars. In the pilot episode (repeated three times tonight), the series' message comes through loud and clear: Don't feel guilty about making money. Angel (9 p.m., WB) reruns the one where our boy shows his feminist side when he helps some alien women escape from their Taliban-like society. The Daily Show (11 p.m., Comedy Central) continues its coverage of the Democratic Convention. Bob Dole and Robert Reich provide commentary.

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Specials

The Democratic Convention: Speeches by Bill Bradley, Jesse Jackson and Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
CNN (4 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET)
MSNBC (4 p.m. ET)
C-Span (5 p.m. ET)
PBS (8 p.m. ET)
Fox News (8 p.m. ET)
ABC (10 p.m. ET)

Sports

Baseball:
Padres at Braves (7:35 p.m., TBS)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Vince Vaughn, Gloria Estefan (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Ellen DeGeneres, Sheryl Crow with Steve Earle (rerun)
Jay Leno (NBC) Matt Lauer, Siniad O'Connor
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Sen. Barbara Boxer, Alec Baldwin
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Michael Madsen, Busta Rhymes
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Kate Mulgrew, Kristin Davis


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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