Daily guide of TV movies and radio highlights


Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)


Happenin’ Hoods 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Four Massachusetts neighborhoods worth a winter day trip: Sandwich’s Glass Town, Cambridge’s Central Square, Essex riverfront, and Marlborough’s downtown village.



Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)

Morning Edition 5 a.m. All Things Considered 4 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) The latest news from the Boston area and around the world.

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

NightSide With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Richard Davey.




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

Good Morning America at
7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Rob Lowe.

Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7.

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

Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9;
10 a.m. on Ch. 10. William H. Macy; Jenna Elfman.

Steve Harvey at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 64; 10 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9. Body-language expert Jan Hargrave.

The Jeff Probst Show at
10 a.m. on Ch. 38; 3 p.m. on Ch. 6. Pairs of identical twins are interviewed.

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Rob Lowe; Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.


The Doctors at 2 p.m. on
Ch. 7; 4 p.m. on Ch. 64. La Toya Jackson; Jodie Foster; Garry Shandling; Urijah Faber.

The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Don Cheadle.

Anderson Live at 3 p.m. on Chs. 12 and 25. Marlon Wayans (guest cohost); Bridget Moynahan.

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

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.


Charlie Rose at 11 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11.

Conan at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on TBS. Ryan Gosling; Kevin Hart. ZZ Ward performs.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on COM. Josh Brolin.

Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on COM. Ben Gibbard performs.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Ryan Seacrest, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson. For King & Country performs.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Dr. Mehmet Oz; the NBA’s Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Michael J. Fox.

Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44; 12:30 a.m. on Chs. 2 and 11. Sally Field.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. The cast of “30 Rock.” John Cale performs.

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

Nightline at 12:39 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.


Bruce Almighty 7:15 p.m. (HBO) God (Morgan Freeman) gives a reporter (Jim Carrey) divine powers. PG-13 (2003)

The Apostle 8 p.m. (FLIX) Robert Duvall plays a fervent, volatile preacher. PG-13 (1997)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 8 p.m., 11:30 p.m. (FXM) A man is born in his 80s in 1918 New Orleans and proceeds to age in reverse. Brad Pitt. PG-13 (2008)

Demetrius and the Gladiators 8 p.m. (TCM) A Christian convert is tempted by Messalina in this sequel to “The Robe.” Victor Mature. NR (1954)

Empire of the Sun 8 p.m. (OVAT) Epic about a British boy trapped in WWII Shanghai. Christian Bale. PG (1987)

50/50 9:30 p.m. (SHO) Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) struggles to remain upbeat after a cancer diagnosis. R (2011)

In the Name of the Father
10 p.m. (SUND) Fact-based story of an Irishman falsely accused of a bombing. Daniel Day-Lewis. R (1993)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 10:35 p.m. (STARZ) Frodo (Elijah Wood) is tempted by the power of the ring in the Oscar-winning finale. PG-13 (2003)

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