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) 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.


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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.



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)