Daily guide of TV movies and radio highlights


Greater Boston “Beat the Press” 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)

Basic Black 7:30 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) The Boston City Council and the looming deadline on redistricting.


Commitment 2012: A Chronicle Election Special 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Ballot questions that allow physician assisted suicide and the medical use of marijuana.



Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)

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Classical Music With Cathy Fuller 2 p.m. Classical New England (99.5) “Drive Time Live,” featuring a preview of tomorrow’s Classical Cartoon Festival at Symphony Hall.

Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Week-in-Review and Lizz Winstead.

NightSide With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Mark Anthony, the Psychic Lawyer.




CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Comedian Tig Notaro; chef David Bouley.

Good Morning America at
7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Dave Annable; chef Fabio Viviani.

Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Meryl Davis and Charlie White.

Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Ellen Barkin; Adam Levine.

Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10. Buddy Valastro (“Cake Boss”).


Steve Harvey at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 64; 10 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9. The Bone Breakers troupe.

The Jeff Probst Show at 10 a.m. on Ch. 38; 3 p.m. on Ch. 6.

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Geena Davis.


The Doctors at 2 p.m. on
Ch. 7; 4 p.m. on Ch. 64. Kym Douglas on beauty tips.

The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Scott Baio.

Anderson Live at 3 p.m. on Chs. 12 and 25. Suze Orman.

Katie at 3 p.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 4 p.m. on Ch. 6. Taylor Swift.

The Dr. Oz Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 10; 5 p.m. on Ch. 25.

The Ricki Lake Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 64; 4 p.m. on Ch. 25. How to alleviate pain without prescription medication.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Halle Berry.


Real Time With Bill Maher at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on HBO; 1:55 a.m. on HBO2.

Charlie Rose at 11:30 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Sarah Silverman; Paula Deen.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Dennis Quaid; Krysten Ritter. Diamond Rings performs.

Nightline at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Colin Farrell; James Van Der Beek; Deron Williams. The xx performs.

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Amanda Peet; John Cho.

Tavis Smiley at 1 a.m. on Chs. 2 and 11. Khan Academy founder Salman Khan.

Last Call With Carson Daly at 1:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Sam Rockwell; Jordan Roberts. Kimbra performs.


Jungle Gents 6:45 p.m. (TCM) The Bowery Boys go to Africa after diamonds. NR (1954)

Practical Magic 7 p.m. (FAM) Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman play witchy women. PG-13 (1998)

Gladiator 8 p.m. (TNT) Best picture winner about a general who becomes a gladiator. Russell Crowe. R (2000)

L.A. Confidential 8 p.m. (OVAT) James Ellroy’s tale of police corruption in 1950s L.A. Kevin Spacey. R (1997)

Sunshine Cleaning 8 p.m. (STYLE) Single mom and slacker sister go into crime-scene-cleanup business. Amy Adams, Emily Blunt. R (2009)

Talk Radio 8 p.m. (FLIX) Eric Bogosian as an abrasive call-in-show host. R (1988)

Misery 9 p.m., 11:30 p.m. (BBCA) A nurse holds a novelist captive. Kathy Bates. R (1990)

Forces of Nature 10 p.m. (SUND) A groom (Ben Affleck) meets a free spirit (Sandra Bullock) en route to his wedding. PG-13 (1999)

The Year of the Yao 10 p.m., midnight (ESPNC) Entertaining profile of 7-foot, 6-inch Chinese basketball phenom Yao Ming. PG (2004)