Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000

By Joyce Millman
Published August 17, 2000 5:16PM (EDT)


Prue goes undercover as a man to catch a succubus demon on a rerun of Charmed (8 p.m., WB). Roy Orbison, the shades-wearing rock legend with the lonesome voice, is remembered by Bruce Springsteen, Bono and other fans on Bravo Profiles (8 p.m., Bravo).


For some viewers, there's a TV event even more important than Al Gore's acceptance speech. One word: Caddyshack (7:30 p.m., The Movie Channel). Choose or Lose 2000: The Democratic Convention Special (9 p.m., MTV) puts a young spin on things. Just don't ask Gore to dance. The documentary Ali-Frazier 1: One Nation Indivisible (10 p.m., HBO) chronicles the 1971 heavyweight title fight, which was played out against a backdrop of social and cultural division.

Democratic Convention: Al Gore accepts.
MSNBC (4 p.m. ET)
CNN (4 p.m. ET)
C-Span (5 p.m. ET)
PBS (8 p.m. ET)
Fox News (8 p.m. ET)
ABC (9 p.m. ET)
CBS (9 p.m. ET)
NBC (9:30 p.m. ET)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Christina Aguilera, Omar Epps (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) George Clooney, Warren Zevon (rerun)
Jay Leno (NBC) James Carville, Leann Womack
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Rep. Barney Frank, Penn Jillette
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Elizabeth Berkley, Monique
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Ed McMahon, Stephan Jenkins

Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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