Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, March 26, 2001

Published March 26, 2001 6:39PM (EST)


This Week in History (8 p.m., History Channel) marks the 22nd anniversary of the Three Mile Island accident. A student "hit list" is discovered on Boston Public (8 p.m., Fox). Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS) reruns the one where Ray stands idly by while Debra chokes. On Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox), Larry and Jackson clash over a prenup and Elaine has a secret. Chris thinks Minnie Driver's dog ate his neighbor's pet rabbit on The Chris Isaak Show (10 p.m., Showtime). Warning: Driver sings.


Glenn Close and Harry Connick Jr. star in a new TV adaptation of South Pacific (8 p.m., ABC), the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about love and racial bigotry during World War II. Close plays Navy nurse Nellie Forbush, who falls in love with a French plantation owner (Rade Sherbedgia) while stationed in the South Pacific. Connick is a Marine whose love for a local Asian girl causes a stir. Did you ever hear "Some Enchanted Evening" and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right out of My Hair"? They're from this show. How do I know this? Because I was quite partial to my parents' collection of Broadway musical albums when I was a tyke. And let me tell you, Close is going to have to work her ass off if she has any hopes of matching Mary Martin in this role.


College basketball:
Women's NCAA Tournament (7 p.m., 9 p.m., ESPN; 8 p.m., 10 p.m., ESPN2)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Sarah Ferguson, Anthony Clark
David Letterman (CBS) George Carlin, Powderfinger
Jay Leno (NBC) Sylvester Stallone, Lionel Richie
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Joan Rivers, Richard Roeper
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Ethan Hawke, Jerry Springer (rerun)
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Joe Pantoliano

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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