Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000



Joyce Millman
September 27, 2000 9:38PM (UTC)

Series

Biography (8 p.m., A&E) has a new profile of Jimmy Hoffa. The last house hamster before the Final Three gets the boot on Big Brother (8 p.m., CBS). Yes, Jamie, this means you. American Masters (8 p.m., PBS, check local times) opens its 15th anniversary season with "Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows," narrated by Morgan Freeman. Rich realizes that it's not going to be as easy to get rid of Kelly as he once thought on the "balancing on a narrow plank over the ocean" episode of Survivor (9 p.m., CBS). The Drew Carey Show (9:30 p.m., ABC) repeats last season's Very Special Episode parody, in which the gang tackles every "Afterschool Special" topic in the book, from bulimia to illiteracy.

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Specials

Hollywood Salutes Bruce Willis: An American Cinematheque Tribute (8 p.m., TNT) honors the varied career of the man they call Bruno, from "Moonlighting" to "Die Hard" to "The Sixth Sense" to "Friends." Just as long as he doesn't sing. Haley Joel Osment, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew Perry, Paul Reiser and Larry King are among those giving testimonials. What, no Demi?

Sports

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Baseball:
Braves at Mets (7 p.m., ESPN)
Twins at Indians (7 p.m., ESPN2)
Rangers at Mariners (10 p.m., ESPN)
Giants at Dodgers (10 p.m., ESPN2)

Olympic highlights:
Track and field (10 a.m.-noon, NBC)
Baseball, tennis (10 a.m.-5 p.m., MSNBC)
Boxing (5-9 p.m., CNBC)
Cycling, track and field (7 p.m.-midnight, NBC)
Women's basketball (12:35-2:05 a.m., NBC)

Talk

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Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Denzel Washington, Kevin James
David Letterman (CBS) Gabriel Byrne, Mark Knopfler
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Jay Leno, Stephan Jenkins
Craig Kilborn (CBS) The Scorpions

All times Eastern unless noted.


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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