Daily guide of TV movies and radio highlights


Greater Boston “Beat the Press” 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) A discussion of the week’s major issues.

Basic Black 7:30 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) The significance of the Black Church in communities of color.


Indie Showcase 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Local filmmaker Rick Beyer shares the story told in his new documentary, “The Ghost Army.”



Live at Noon noon WUMB-FM (91.9) Winterbloom performs.

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Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)

Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) The week in news.

NightSide With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030)

World Café 10 p.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) Has Christmas become too expensive?




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

Good Morning America at
7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Author Jane Buckingham; chef Richard Blais.

Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Ewan McGregor; Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline.

Dr. Phil at 9 a.m. on Ch. 38;
3 p.m. on Ch. 4; 5 p.m. on
Ch. 64. Mitch Albom.


Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Ewan McGregor; Kerry Washington.

Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10.

Steve Harvey at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 64; 10 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9. Steve helps a couple rebuild their relationship.

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

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Derek Hough.


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.

Anderson Live at 3 p.m. on Chs. 12 and 25. The cast of the film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”

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

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.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Hugh Jackman; Justin Bieber performs.


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. Bette Midler; Judd Apatow. Pentatonix performs.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Samuel L. Jackson; Carrie Brownstein; Fred Armisen. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit perform.

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

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

Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44. Mary Wilson.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Christoph Waltz; Amy Sedaris. Martha Wainwright performs.

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Bradley Cooper; Wolfgang Puck.

Last Call With Carson Daly at 1:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Danai Gurira; Philippe Cousteau Jr. Titus Andronicus performs.


Broadcast News 6:45 p.m. (SUND) Romantic triangle at a news bureau. William Hurt, Holly Hunter. R (1987)

White Christmas 7 p.m., 9:45 p.m. (AMC) Irving Berlin’s music and the singing and dancing of Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, and Rosemary Clooney. NR (1954)

Bridget Jones’s Diary 8 p.m. (STYLE) Romantic comedy about a London “singleton” (Renee Zellweger). R (2001)

Hope Floats 8 p.m. (WE) Sandra Bullock returns to her Texas hometown to escape her husband. PG-13 (1998)

Raging Bull 8 p.m., 10:45 p.m. (VS) Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta. R (1980)

Trouble in Paradise 8 p.m. (TCM) Tale of jewel thieves and their bewitching victim. Miriam Hopkins. NR (1932)

Toy Story 9 p.m. (FAM) Computer-animated tale about a rivalry between dolls. Voices include Tom Hanks. G (1995)

A Bride for Christmas 10:05 p.m. (HALMRK) A holiday bet prompts a man to pursue a woman who has sworn off relationships. NR (2012)

Rosemary’s Baby 11 p.m. (SUND) Chilling tale of Manhattan satanists. Mia Farrow. R (1968)