Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Authors interviewed in 2011.
An American Family: Anniversary Edition 8 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) A compilation of memorable moments from the 1973 documentary series.
Homeless 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) For the past year, Chronicle has documented the lives of two families on the verge of homelessness. Tonight, we see how far they’ve come.
The Diane Rehm Show 10 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) Readers’ Review: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’’ by Stieg Larsson.
The Callie Crossley Show 1 p.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) Novelist Edwidge Danticat.
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)
NightSide With Dan Rea 8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) The lightbulb ban.
NEWS & TALK SHOWS Morning
Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. The year’s top stories.
Anderson at 11 a.m. on Ch. 25. Gloria Vanderbilt and Kathy Griffin.
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Eric Stonestreet; Amy Schumer. Also: “America’s Got Talent’’ winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. performs; Elisabeth Hasselbeck offers money-saving fashion tips.
The Wendy Williams Show at noon on Ch. 25; midnight on BET. Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks and Sheree Whitfield (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta’’).
The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12.
Conan at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on TBS. Justin Timberlake.
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. on COM. Chef Anne Burrell.
Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. on COM. General Raymond Odierno, the Army chief of staff.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Steve Martin.
Nightline at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Sandra Bullock; Pink Martini performs.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Comedians Artie Lange and Nick DiPaolo; Lady Antebellum performs.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:35 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Carey Mulligan.
All I Want for Christmas 8 p.m. (HALMRK) A holiday contest grants a boy’s wish to find a husband for his mom (Gail O’Grady). NR (2007)
The Boondock Saints 8 p.m. (IFC) Two Irish brothers violently take on gangsters in Boston. Willem Dafoe. R (1999)
Bye Bye Birdie 8 p.m., 11 p.m. (OVAT) A rock ’n’ roll sensation invades an all-American Ohio town in 1960. Jason Alexander. NR (1995)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 8 p.m. (TCM) Steven Spielberg’s epic about humans meeting aliens. Richard Dreyfuss. PG (1977)
The Cutting Edge 8 p.m., midnight (LMN) Olympic skaters’ ups and downs. D.B. Sweeney. PG (1992)
Keith 8 p.m. (56) A gifted student-athlete (Elizabeth Harnois) becomes attracted to an enigmatic, troubled teen. PG-13 (2008)
Scream 8 p.m. (TMC) Wes Craven’s tale about a teen targeted by a killer. Neve Campbell. R (1996)
Apollo 13 8:20 p.m. (WAM) Nail-biter about the 1970 lunar mission. Tom Hanks. PG (1995)
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 8:30 p.m. (DISN) A misfit boy’s two imaginary superhero friends come to life. Cayden Boyd. PG (2005)
Cedar Rapids 8:30 p.m. (MAX) A salesman (Ed Helms) is forced out of his sheltered existence when he attends a convention. R (2011)
Conspiracy Theory 9:45 p.m. (ENCR) A paranoid cabbie reveals a real conspiracy. Mel Gibson. R (1997)
Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle 10 p.m. (HALMRK) A widower (James Van Der Beek) hires a nanny (Doris Roberts) to reign in his rambunctious twins. NR (2009)
Scream 2 10 p.m. (TMC) Another killer is on a rampage. Sly but inferior sequel to the original. Courteney Cox. R (1997)
Bloody Sunday 10:05 p.m. (FLIX) Powerful tale of the 1972 shooting of Irish civil-rights marchers by British troops. James Nesbitt. R (2001)
King of New York 10:15 p.m. (IFC) Rival drug gangs wage war in New York. Christopher Walken. R (1989)
Oceans 10:45 p.m. (WAM) Narrated by Pierce Brosnan, this nature documentary examines underwater life-forms across the globe. G (2009)