Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, April 2, 2001


Joyce Millman
April 3, 2001 12:14AM (UTC)

Series

On a rerun of Ally McBeal (9 p.m., Fox), a self-help guru (Florence Henderson) is sued for giving bad advice, and Ally is attracted to an older man. The American Experience (9 p.m., PBS, check local times) presents "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy," the Academy Award-nominated documentary about the struggle to free nine black men falsely accused of raping a white woman in Alabama in 1931. 100 Centre Street (9 p.m., A&E) ends its first season. (It will return for a second.) Series creator Sidney Lumet wrote and directed the episode, in which Bobby is disbarred, Judge Rifkind ponders resigning from the bench and Cynthia is angered by a starstruck judge's handling of a case involving a football star. On Gideon's Crossing (10 p.m., ABC), Ben has a very bad day, which begins with his son committing a violent act at school. Chris is worried when the girl who has been stalking him suddenly disappears on The Chris Isaak Show (10 p.m., Showtime).

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Specials

The new TV movie Midwives (9 p.m., Lifetime) stars Sissy Spacek as a Vermont midwife on trial for involuntary manslaughter after a home birth goes awry. Based on the bestseller by Chris Bohjalian.

Sports

College basketball:
NCAA men's championship game (9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST, CBS)

Baseball:
Braves at Reds (1 p.m., ESPN, TBS)
Royals at Yankees (1 p.m., ESPN2)
Cardinals at Rockies (4 p.m., ESPN)
Padres at Giants (4 p.m., ESPN2)
A's at Mariners (10 p.m., ESPN2)

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Sissy Spacek
David Letterman (CBS) Craig Kilborn, Warren Zevon, "Survivor" castoff Jerri Manthey
Jay Leno (NBC) Joan Cusack
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Students from Columbine and Santana high schools
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Chris Rock, They Might Be Giants

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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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