Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000



Joyce Millman
September 13, 2000 9:13PM (UTC)

Series

Who will be banished tonight on Big Brother (8 p.m., CBS)? Will the house hamsters trick CBS and stage a walkout even though they said they wouldn't? Will CBS be forced to fill dead air with the continuing adventures of Karen 'n' Brittany? Oh, the suspense. Russian tumbling pixie Olga Korbut is profiled on an Olympics edition of Biography (8 p.m., A&E). The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC) -- excuse me, that's the Emmy-winning "West Wing" -- reruns last season's cliffhanger finale. On the documentary series Hopkins 24/7 (10 p.m., ABC), we meet a surgeon who is short of stature but big of talent. Investigative Reports (10 p.m., A&E) presents "Dying to Win," a look at athletes' use of performance-enhancing drugs.

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Specials

The miniseries Dean Koontz's "Sole Survivor" (8 p.m., Fox) stars Billy Zane as a reporter probing the strange circumstances surrounding a plane crash that killed his family. Gloria Reuben and Isabella Hofmann costar. Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Andy Garcia and Jimmy Smits host the first annual Latin Grammy Awards (9 p.m., CBS). Performers and presenters include Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony, Buena Vista Social Club, Carlos Santana and Shakira.

Sports

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Baseball:
Red Sox at Indians (7 p.m., ESPN)
Blue Jays at Yankees (7 p.m., ESPN2)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Sally Field
David Letterman (CBS) Sally Field, Eddie Irvine
Jay Leno (NBC) Dennis Rodman, the Corrs
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Rudy from "Survivor," Carl Lewis
Conan O'Brien (NBC) George Stephanopoulos

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All times Eastern unless noted.


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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