Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001


Joyce Millman
February 21, 2001 11:43PM (UTC)

Series

Bartlet's surgeon general (Mary Kay Place) has some controversial ideas about marijuana on The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC). Last week, Temptation Island (9 p.m., Fox) viewers tuned in to find Barbra Streisand instead. Don't worry, that won't happen this week. Star Trek: Voyager (9 p.m., UPN) begins a two-parter in which a brainwashed Janeway is thrust into forced labor on an alien planet. On Law & Order (10 p.m., NBC), a pregnant woman in the trunk of a car leads to trouble for a basketball star.

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Specials

You have to admire CBS's strenuous efforts to attract viewers to the usually lame Grammy Awards (8 p.m., CBS). Madonna will open the show, but it's the freakish duet between Eminem and Elton John that's expected to bring the rubberneckers out. Also slated to perform: U2, 'N Sync, Destiny's Child, Christina Aguilera and Faith Hill. Jon Stewart hosts.

Sports

Basketball:
Lakers at Spurs (8 p.m., TNT)

Hockey:
Panthers at Penguins (7 p.m., ESPN2)
Bruins at Avalanche (10 p.m., ESPN2)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Disney's California Adventure
David Letterman (CBS) Nelly Furtado
Jay Leno (NBC) Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model Elsa Benitez
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Bill Bellamy, Lynn Whitfield
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Bob Dole, Goran Visnjic
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Andy Dick

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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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