Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Wednesday, July 11, 2001


Joyce Millman
July 11, 2001 9:37PM (UTC)

Series

Dame Edna is profiled on a new Biography (8 p.m., A&E). Paul Reubens continues his masquerade as "Troy Stevens" on You Don't Know Jack (8:30 p.m., ABC). The West Wing (9 p.m., NBC) reruns the one where a right-wing activist raises allegations of drug use in the White House. Buffy can't show her grief and Dawn considers raising Joyce from the dead on a rerun of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (9 p.m., WB). The show that wouldn't die: The animated "Simpsons" wannabe (but never-will-be) sitcom Family Guy (9:30 p.m., Fox) returns to the Fox lineup for the summer. Cartman is in a hurry to be a man on a new South Park (10 p.m., Comedy Central). A former Black Panther is on trial for the shooting of a cop on a rerun of Law & Order (10 p.m., NBC). Janeane Garofalo endures an interview with Jiminy on Primetime Glick (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central).

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Specials

The documentary Shot Heard 'Round the World (8 p.m., HBO) tells the story of Bobby Thompson's 9th-inning homer that won the 1951 pennant for the New York Giants over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Why don't teams win "the pennant" anymore? It's a much more evocative phrase than winning the "NLCS," isn't it? National Geographic: Air Force One (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) takes viewers on a rare tour of the POTUS's plane, and we're not talking about President Bartlet. In the documentary The Natural History of the Chicken (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings), director Mark Lewis takes a quirky look at our clucking friends and the humans who raise them, eat them and dress them up in doll clothes.

Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Dylan McDermott, Hootie and the Blowfish (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Vince Vaughn, Dido
Jay Leno (NBC) Nicole Kidman (rerun)
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Sandra Bernhard, Christina Hoff Summers
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Penn and Teller
Craig Kilborn (CBS) David Cassidy, Tracee Ross

All times Eastern unless noted.


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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