Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, July 27-29, 2001

Published July 27, 2001 5:59PM (EDT)


Swingin' cat -- well, swingin' dead cat -- Sammy Davis Jr. is profiled on a new E! True Hollywood Story (9 p.m. Sun., E!). Charlotte and Trey resort to drastic measures on the baby-making front and Carrie's Big problem won't go away on Sex and the City (9 p.m. Sun., HBO). Nancy McKeon's boozehound character gets a wake-up call on the season finale of The Division (9 p.m. Sun., Lifetime). On Six Feet Under (9:30 p.m. Sun., HBO), Claire comforts the toe sucker in his time of need, David meets up with his old boyfriend and Ruth goes camping with Hiram. The new series Leap Years (10 p.m. Sun., Showtime) follows a group of friends from 1992 to 2001 to 2008, but not necessarily in that order. Bruno Campos, Michelle Hurd and Garrett Dillahunt star.


The four-hour documentary Diana: Story of a Princess (9 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Learning Channel) aims to be the definitive look at the grim fairy-tale life of Lady Di. Includes comments from Diana watchers, former employees, friends and her lover James Hewitt, of "Squidgy" fame. The solitary man performs old and new songs for ecstatic fans in Neil Diamond: Live by Request (9 p.m. Sat., A&E). Meanwhile, Bon Jovi wrap up their reunion tour with a two-hour Meadowlands concert in Bon Jovi: One Last Wild Night (9 p.m. Sun., VH1). The news special The Hunt for Eric Rudolph (10 p.m. Sun., CNN) chronicles the unsuccessful efforts of law enforcement to bring suspected Atlanta Olympics and abortion clinic bomber to justice.


Braves at Expos (7 p.m. Fri. and Sat., TBS)
Rockies at Dodgers (4 p.m. Sat., Fox)
Giants at Diamondbacks (10 p.m. Sat., FX)
Cardinals at Cubs (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Will Ferrell, Stevie Nicks (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Christopher Walken, tree historian Jeff Meyer, Widespread Panic
Jay Leno (NBC) Antonio Banderas, Weezer
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Thora Birch, Vicki Lawrence
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Luke Perry, Blues Traveler
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Estella Warren, Stabbing Westward

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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