Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Monday, June 18, 2001

Published June 18, 2001 5:41PM (EDT)


The biography series Intimate Portraits (7 p.m., Lifetime) kicks off a new season with a profile of Calista Flockhart. Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., CBS) reruns the one where Ray invests in a go-kart track over Debra's objections. Good cameo by "Mr. Show" guys Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. On a rerun of Angel (9 p.m., WB), the LAPD becomes a force of zombies targeting people of color and the homeless. Backstory (10 p.m. EST/ 11 PST, American Movie Classics) looks at "Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood." The reality series Gay Riviera (10 p.m., Bravo) follows the lives of gays and lesbians living in Miami Beach and New York City. Two half-hour episodes air back-to-back.


The documentary Gun Deadlock (8 p.m., Lifetime) looks at both sides of the gun-control debate. Filmmaker Lee Grant interviews victims of gun violence, legislators, gun-control activists (including Rosie O'Donnell) and NRA president Charlton Heston. The 1997 TV movie Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (9 p.m., ABC) stars Peter Horton and Nat Parker in an adaptation of Jon Krakauer's bestseller about an ill-fated expedition. The six-part documentary series Hitler's Holocaust (9 p.m., History Channel) chronicles the Nazi campaign against the Jews; it includes disturbing, never-before-seen death camp footage shot by the Nazis. Edward Herrmann narrates. Forrest Sawyer anchors MSNBC Reports: Gay Hollywood (10 p.m., MSNBC), a look at the growing visibility and power of gays on TV and in the movies.


Marlins at Braves (7:30 p.m., TBS)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Jon Stewart, Kyle Maclachlan.
David Letterman (CBS) Tony Danza
Jay Leno (NBC) Haley Joel Osment, Chi McBride
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Darrell Hammond

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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