Greater Boston “Beat the Press” 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)
Basic Black 7:30 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) A look at election polls and predictions.
Election 2012: What’s at Stake? 9 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) President Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s proposals.
Main Streets and Back Roads: Wachusett Valley 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) A unique celebration of autumn and a legendary studio.
Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7) Are homeowners finally getting help from foreclosure?
Live at Noon noon Laura Marling performs.
Classical Music With Cathy Fuller 2 p.m. Classical New England (99.5) Pianist Alessio Bax.
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) What might be only the second known photograph of Emily Dickinson.
NightSide With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) New lobbying group for atheists.
NEWS & TALK SHOWS
CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Mitchell Modell, CEO of Modell’s.
Good Morning America at
7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. John Goodman; Sarah Silverman.
Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Naomi Harris. Aerosmith performs.
Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Javier Bardem.
Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10. Ty Pennington.
Steve Harvey at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 64; 10 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9. Party planner David Tutera .
The Jeff Probst Show at
10 a.m. on Ch. 38; 3 p.m. on Ch. 6. Jennie Garth.
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry; Terry O’Quinn.
The Doctors at 2 p.m. on
Ch. 7; 4 p.m. on Ch. 64 .
The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Amanda Peet; Dennis Haysbert; Wolfgang Puck.
Anderson Live at 3 p.m. on Chs. 12 and 25. Denzel Washington and John Goodman.
Katie at 3 p.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 4 p.m. on Ch. 6. Past and present cast members of the Broadway musical “Annie.”
The Ricki Lake Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 64; 4 p.m. on Ch. 25.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Denzel Washington and Jenna Fischer.
Real Time With Bill Maher at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on HBO; 2:35 a.m. on HBO2.
Charlie Rose at 11:30 p.m. on Ch. 11; midnight on Ch. 2.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Marion Cotillard; Olate Dogs.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Ultraista 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.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Michael Sheen; comedian Ophira Eisenberg.
Tavis Smiley at 1:30 a.m. on Ch. 2. Cardiologist Eric Topol (Scripps Health); journalist Jon Friedman (MarketWatch).
Ghostbusters 7 p.m. (WAM) Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis as paranormal exterminators. PG (1984)
The Big Lebowski 7:30 p.m. (SHO2) A slacker gets mixed up in a kidnapping plot. Jeff Bridges. R (1998)
Boyz N the Hood 7:30 p.m. (FUSE) Gritty look at life in South Central LA. Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr. R (1991)
Erin Brockovich 8 p.m.,
11 p.m. (WE) An office worker (Julia Roberts) investigates a utility company. R (2000)
The Girl 8:15 p.m. (HBO) Tippi Hedren gets her big break after Alfred Hitchcock casts her in “The Birds.” NR (2012)
The Last Starfighter 8:50 p.m. (WAM) A video-game wiz and an alien battle an extraterrestrial. Lance Guest. PG (1984)
Conan the Barbarian 9 p.m., 11:30 p.m. (BBCA) Arnold Schwarzenegger as the ancient warrior. R (1982)
Analyze This 9:50 p.m. (ENCR) A psychiatrist (Billy Crystal) treats a mobster (Robert De Niro). R (1999)
Adam’s Rib 10 p.m. (TCM) Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as married lawyers. NR (1949)