Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000

By Joyce Millman
September 6, 2000 9:59PM (UTC)
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Series

Desperate to perk up ratings (and wake up viewers), the producers of Big Brother (8 p.m., CBS) are offering a suitcase full of money tonight to any inmate who wants an excuse to leave. Unbeknownst to the cast, if someone takes the dough, a replacement housemate will be brought in with the express purpose of creating some tension. Please, somebody, take the money! Biography (8 p.m., A&E) continues "Batman" week with a profile of Julie "Catwoman" Newmar. Maria Shriver interviews Gov. Jesse Ventura on Dateline NBC (8 p.m., NBC). On a rerun of The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC), the staff awaits the results of a new poll on Bartlet's popularity and Sam is caught on camera giving his hooker friend a graduation gift. ABC's mesmerizing documentary series Hopkins 24/7 (10 p.m., ABC) continues its look at the workings of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Tonight, a doctor is exposed to HIV-infected blood and an organ recovery team races to deliver a set of lungs in time for a transplant. Where Are They Now? (11 p.m., VH1) catches up with Nigel, David and Derek as they launch a Spinal Tap comeback. HBO begins reruns of its Emmy nominated miniseries The Corner (11 p.m., HBO), a searing drama about Baltimore junkies directed by Charles S. Dutton. Khandi Alexander and T.K. Carter star.

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Sports

Baseball:
A's at Red Sox (7:30 p.m., ESPN)
Diamondbacks at Braves (7:30 p.m., ESPN2)

Tennis:
U.S. Open (11 a.m., 7:30 p.m., USA)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Katie Couric, Matt Lauer
David Letterman (CBS) Jamie Foxx, Ben Harper
Jay Leno (NBC) Howie Mandel
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Bruce Vilanch, Fred Willard
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Al Franken, Jann Wenner
Craig Kilborn (CBS) William Shatner, Ray Park (rerun)

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Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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