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Television

Daily guide of TV movies and radio highlights

ON WGBH

Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Filmmaker Ken Burns, on his new documentary, “The Dust Bowl.”

ON CHRONICLE

A Tank Away 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Meredith, N.H.

RADIO HIGHLIGHTS

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Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)

Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)

NightSide With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Rabbi Harold Kushner on The Book of Job.

NEWS & TALK SHOWS

Morning

CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Author Mark Binelli.

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Good Morning America at
7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. James Spader; Bridgit Mendler performs.

Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9;
10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Hayden
Panettiere.

Afternoon

The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Backstreet Boys perform.

Katie at 3 p.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 4 p.m. on Ch. 6. Dr. Sanjay Gupta on possible dangers of prescription medication.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10.
Keira Knightley; Blue Man Group performs.

Evening

Greater Boston at 7 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11.

Conan at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on TBS. Kristen Stewart;
Lianne La Havas performs.

Real Time With Bill Maher at 11 p.m. on HBO. Samuel L. Jackson.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on COM. Random House executive editor Jon Meacham.

Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on COM. Screenwriter Tony Kushner.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Helen Hunt; Kylie
Minogue performs.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Alec Baldwin; Dirty Projectors perform.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6 and 9. Actor-comedian Martin Short; Ne-Yo performs.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Chris Tucker; Electric Guest performs.

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Billy Crystal.

Last Call With Carson Daly at 1:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Robert Greene; Divine Fits perform.

MOVIES

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
8 p.m. (G4) Jim Carrey's vehicle about a sleuth searching for a missing dolphin is crude but funny. PG-13 (1994)

Alice in Wonderland 8 p.m. (OVAT) Tina Majorino is the girl who goes through the looking glass. NR (1999)

Apocalypto 8 p.m. (IFC) Mel Gibson's visceral epic depicting the collapse of the Mayan civilization. Rudy Youngblood. R (2006)

Dante's Peak 8 p.m. (ENCR)
A volcanologist warns a Washington town of an eruption. Pierce Brosnan. PG-13 (1997)

A Guy Thing 8 p.m. (FLIX) A groom-to-be (Jason Lee) can't remember if he was unfaithful. Ill-conceived romantic comedy. PG-13 (2003)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 8 p.m. (FAM) Harry and his friends battle the Dark Arts in this dark entry in the series. Daniel Radcliffe. PG-13 (2007)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service 8 p.m. (BBCA) George Lazenby takes a turn as James Bond. PG (1969)

Ratatouille 8 p.m. (DISN) Delectable tale of a rat who dreams of becoming a gourmet chef. Voices include Patton Oswalt. G (2007)

The Truman Show 8 p.m. (AMC) Jim Carrey shines as the unwitting star of a reality show about his life. Offbeat and inspired. PG (1998)

The Girl 9 p.m. (HBO2) Tippi Hedren gets her big break after Alfred Hitchcock casts her in his 1963 thriller, "The Birds." NR (2012)

Jack and Jill 9 p.m. (STARZ) Jack (Adam Sandler) dreads a Thanksgiving visit from his annoying identical twin sister, Jill. PG (2011)

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas 10 p.m. (HALMRK) Santa (R.D. Reid) crashes his sleigh into the home of a disconnected family. NR (2010)

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