Greater Boston With Emily Rooney 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Emily Rooney welcomes guests Jonathan Alter and Jon Meacham.
The Life of Muhammad: The Seeker 8 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) An account of the life of Muhammad.
Hair 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) We tackle the frizzies with the help of MIT and see how men are fighting receding hairlines.
WBUR’s Morning Edition With Bob Oakes 5 a.m. and All Things Considered With Sacha Pfeiffer 4 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)
On Point With Tom Ashbrook 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Future of newspapers.
Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Vermont Joy Parade.
Nightside With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) USS Constitution Commander Sean David Kearns.
NEWS & TALK SHOWS
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.
Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7.
Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9;
10 a.m. on Ch. 10.
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.
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Lisa Kudrow. Curtis Fields performs.
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. Regina King (guest cohost); Emmy Rossum.
Dr. Phil at 3 p.m. on Ch. 4;
5 p.m. on Ch. 64.
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 Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Steve Carell; Emily VanCamp.
Charlie Rose at 11 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11.
Conan at 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. on TBS. Zach Galifianakis; Jim Gaffigan. Beware of Darkness performs.
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 1:02 a.m. on COM. Regis Philbin.
Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 1:33 a.m. on COM. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Kate Hudson; Bob Costas. Kopecky Family Band performs.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Liam Hemsworth; Chloe Grace Moretz. The National performs.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Louis C.K. John Legend performs.
Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44; 12:30 a.m. on Chs. 2 and 11. Booker T. Jones.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10.
Nightline at 12:37 a.m. on
Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Ethan Hawke; Jamie Chung.
Beautiful Girls 6 p.m. (SUND) Buddies and their girlfriends reevaluate their lives. Timothy Hutton. R (1996)
Assault on Precinct 13 6:20 p.m. (MAX) A mob besieges a police station on New Year’s Eve. Ethan Hawke. R (2005)
Mary and Martha 7:15 p.m. (HBO2) Two women, one English and one American, bond over the loss of their sons to malaria in Africa. PG-13 (2013)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 8 p.m. (ENCR) A discredited journalist (Daniel Craig) investigates a 40-year-old murder. R (2011)
Gone With the Wind 8 p.m. (TCM) Superb production of Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War romance. Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh. G (1939)
Man on the Moon 8 p.m. (TMC) Jim Carrey stars as comic Andy Kaufman. R (1999)
This Is Spinal Tap 9 p.m.,
11 p.m. (BBCA) Rob Reiner’s mockumentary follows the exploits of a touring heavy-metal band. R (1984)
Reservoir Dogs 10 p.m. (FLIX) Quentin Tarantino’s crime drama about a jewel heist gone awry. Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth. R (1992)