Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, Sept. 18, 2000



Joyce Millman
September 18, 2000 9:15PM (UTC)

Series

The new anthology series for kids, The Royal Diaries (7:30 p.m., HBO), brings the popular books about the teen years of female historical figures to TV. The first installment is "Cleopatra: Daughter of the Nile." On a rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond (8:30 p.m., CBS), Ray and Debra have different reactions when they learn their daughter is a bully. Survivor (9 p.m., CBS) repeats Episode 3, in which Stacey learns the hard way that Sue is not to be trusted.

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Specials

Paulina Porizkova hosts New York Fashion Week (7:30 p.m., E!), highlights of the annual unveiling of what we'll not be wearing this season. Ben Kingsley narrates the two-part documentary A Force More Powerful (9 p.m., PBS, check local times), which traces the use of nonviolence as a political weapon during the past century. The documentary focuses on nonviolent resistance campaigns by Gandhi, Lech Walesa and Chilean copper miners, among others, and features archival footage and interviews with survivors.

Sports

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

Football:
Cowboys at Redskins (9 p.m., ABC)

Olympic highlights:
U.S. vs. Cuba softball, U.S. vs. Cuba women's basketball (10 a.m. - 5 p.m., MSNBC)
Men's gymnastics, swimming (7 p.m. - midnight, NBC)
U.S. women's volleyball (12:35 a.m. - 2:05 a.m., NBC)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Natasha Richardson
David Letterman (CBS) Bruce Willis (rerun)
Jay Leno (NBC) "The Tonight Show" will air as a five-minute Leno monologue at 12:30 a.m. for the duration of the Olympics
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Traci Lords, Joey McIntyre
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Lance Burton

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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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