Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001

Published August 7, 2001 5:55PM (EDT)


Errol Morris' First Person (8 p.m., Independent Film Channel) opens a new season of documentaries about strange people with a look at a guy who thinks Gilligan is the second coming. Big Brother 2 (9 p.m., CBS) moves to a new time slot, one hour later than it was previously airing. Something about sex and knives. On a rerun of NYPD Blue (10 p.m., ABC), Charlotte Ross joins the incredible ever-changing cast as Det. Connie McDowell. The writers waste no time in having her strip down to her bra -- while she's on duty.


Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel (10 p.m., American Movie Classics) profiles the first African-American actress to win an Oscar (for her role as Mammy in "Gone With the Wind"). Whoopi Goldberg narrates the documentary, which features interviews with film scholars and social historians, who discuss McDaniel's subservient screen roles as a reflection of Hollywood's racial stereotyping. The series From the Waist Down: Men, Women and Music (10 p.m., VH1) continues its chronicle of sexual expression in pop music with a look at rock singers and guitar gods.


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


Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Kathie Lee Gifford, Chris Kattan (rerun)
David Letterman (CBS) Sean Hayes, Brian Wilson (rerun)
Jay Leno (NBC) Seann William Scott, Caroline Rhea, Depeche Mode
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Kathy Griffin, Dan Cortese
Conan O'Brien (NBC) Goran Visnjic, The World
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Pam Grier, Tricky

All times Eastern unless noted.

By Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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