Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, Aug. 21, 2000

By Joyce Millman
Published August 21, 2000 7:46PM (EDT)


The King of Queens (8:30 p.m., CBS) reruns the one where the Heffernans have a disastrous evening with Ray and Debra Barone. Meanwhile, on a rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS), Ray hires his annoying cousin to help him on a book project. City Confidential (9 p.m., A&E) travels to Greenwood, Miss., to probe the mysterious death there of bluesman Robert Johnson. The new series 20 to 1 (10 p.m., VH1) is yet another gimmicky VH1 countdown show (as if "The List" wasn't enough), picking the top 20 in categories that don't have much to do with music. This week: The top 20 musicians who've had brushes with the law.


The two-part documentary Stand and Be Counted (9 p.m., Learning Channel) is a companion piece to the book co-authored by David Crosby, about political activism in pop music. Crosby hosts the show, which features clips from famous benefit gigs like the Concert for Bangla Desh, the No Nukes concerts and Live Aid, and interviews with Bob Geldof, Harry Belafonte, Carlos Santana and others. Concludes Tuesday.


Braves at Rockies (9 p.m., TBS)

Exhibition football:
Packers at Dolphins (8 p.m., ABC)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Macy Gray (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Wesley Snipes
Jay Leno (NBC) TBA
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Ralph Nader
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Rosie O'Donnell, Stanley Tucci (rerun)
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Jon Spencer

Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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