Open Studio With Jared Bowen 8:30 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Ted Cutler, on founding the upcoming Outside the Box arts festival.
Great Performances: Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk 9 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) The actor explores the rich musical traditions of New Orleans through a city tour and musical performances.
Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings 10 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Profile of the ukulele virtuoso, who is performing at the WGBH/Boston Globe Summer Arts Weekend on July 27.
On the Waterfront 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Enjoying New England’s waterways.
Morning Edition With Bob Seay 6 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) The science of happy families.
Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7) “Friday News Quiz,” “Open Mic” guest Emily Rooney.
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)
Boston Symphony Orchestra from Tanglewood 8 p.m. Classical New England (99.5) Former Tanglewood Music Center director Leon Fleisher returns to the Koussevitzky Music Shed.
Nightside With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030)