Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000



Joyce Millman
September 20, 2000 9:36PM (UTC)

Series

Another houseguest hits the road on Big Brother (8 p.m., CBS). Chicken Man, you're goin' down! Live from Lincoln Center (check local times, PBS) presents the opening of the New York Philharmonic's 159th season. Kiri Te Kanawa is the soloist. On Survivor (9 p.m., CBS), the hungry castaways compete in a blow dart, spear-throwing and slingshot contest to win some chickens, river guide Kelly tanks in a canoe race and inept food-gatherer Dirk discovers that loaves don't really turn into fishes. On Hopkins 24/7 (10 p.m., ABC), young women with eating disorders discuss their problems and a deaf child benefits from a new surgical technique.

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Specials

In case you missed it when it played on HBO, Cher Live in Concert from the MGM Grand (8 p.m., Fox Family) has its basic cable premiere. The costumes! The wigs! The go-go boys! It's Cher-rific! The documentary Matisse and Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry (10 p.m., PBS, check local times) examines the competitive relationship between the two legendary painters. Yeah, every weekend, they'd meet on the playground for a little one-on-one ...

Sports

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Baseball:
Mets at Braves (7 p.m., ESPN)
Indians at Red Sox (7 p.m., ESPN2)

Olympic highlights:
Rowing (10 a.m.-noon, NBC)
Archery, women's soccer (10 a.m.-5 p.m., MSNBC)
Water polo (5 p.m.-9 p.m., CNBC)
Men's gymnastics, swimming (7 p.m.-midnight, NBC)
Cycling (12:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m., NBC)

Talk

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Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Jason Priestley, Chita Rivera
David Letterman (CBS) Harrison Ford
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Gov. Jesse Ventura, James Brown

All times Eastern unless noted.


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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