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Wednesday: Enjoy the nostalgic revelry of VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the '90s." Plus: What did you think of Tuesday's "An Unreasonable Man"?

By Salon Staff

Published December 19, 2007 11:00AM (EST)

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Since its early days as the boomer soft-rock destination of choice, VH1 has always loved a good countdown. This week, you can enjoy the nostalgic revelry of the network's five-part countdown "100 Greatest Songs of the '90s." (Tonight, hour one airs at 8 p.m., hour two at 9 p.m. and hour three at 10 p.m. EST.) Remember how heartbroken (in an obsessive way) you were when REM's "Losing My Religion" so nicely captured your stalker woes? Remember when you believed that Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" smelled just like you, in all your mopey, bedheaded, grunge glory? (That one will definitely be in the top five.) Remember when the Nine Inch Nails brought us all "Closer" to God? Thank you, VH1, for taking us on a wild and woolly tour of our emotionally overwrought pasts. P.S. If you put Shania Twain in the top 20, you're dead to us.


Enjoy new episodes of the fall shows while you still can, folks, because the schedule is really starting to feel the effects of the writers' strike! A new episode of "Gossip Girl" airs at 9 p.m. EST on the CW, while the last episode (for a while, at least) of "Journeyman" airs at 10 p.m. EST on NBC. Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughan star in "Dodgeball" (8 p.m. EST on FX), while"Wired Science" examines digital books and spaceships (8 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings). And if you're in the mood to deck the halls, don't miss "Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Sissel" (9 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings).

Last night

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On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Tom Hanks, Katie Brown

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Danny Glover, guest co-host Alicia Keys

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Ricki Lake, Wolfgang Puck, Andrew Zuckerman

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

"Things Oprah Wants You to Know and You Do, Too!" (repeat)

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings


Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

Damien Echols, Lorri Davis, Pam Hobbs, Amanda Hobbs, John Mark Byers, Ted Rowlands

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

Al Gore (repeat)

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

Howard Dean (repeat)

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Oprah Winfrey, Bonnie Raitt (repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

Will Smith, Richard Roeper, Blind Boys of Alabama (repeat)

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Bob Adelman, John Turturro

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

Anne Heche, Tom Anderson, Q-Tip (repeat)

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

Kevin Bacon, Will Forte, Eisley (repeat)

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Dennis Quaid, Brian Stokes, Bill Nye (repeat)

Contributors: Megan Doll, Heather Havrilesky, Eryn Loeb, Amy Reiter

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