Beat the Press 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Major issues of the week.
Basic Black 7:30 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) News, events, and topics of interests to communities of color.
Open Studio With Jared Bowen 8 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Film director Ang Lee and more.
Think Differently 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Innovators around the Hub who are shaking up the old models.
Morning Edition With Bob Oakes 5 a.m. and All Things Considered With Sacha Pfeiffer 4 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) A conversation with Henry-Alex Rubin, director of “Disconnect,” a new movie about the perils of our increasingly online world.
Morning Edition With Bob Seay 6 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) Coverage of student rally calling for Harvard to divest from fossil fuel industries.
Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7) “Friday News Quiz” plus “Open Mic,” featuring Emily Rooney.
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) British composer-cum-conductor Oliver Knussen and violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman.
NightSide With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Congressman Ed Markey.
NEWS & TALK SHOWS
CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Singer Sharon Robinson.
Good Morning America at
7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici.
Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Gabrielle Reece.
Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9;
10 a.m. on Ch. 10. David Hyde Pierce.
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Patrick Duffy.
The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Debbie Reynolds.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Heidi Klum.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Adam Levine; The Airborne Toxic Event performs.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at
11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Patrick Dempsey; Seth Sentry performs.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:50 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Jeremy Renner.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Tom Cruise; Shuggie Otis performs.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:52 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Jason Biggs.
Adaptation 8 p.m. (SUND) A screenwriter (Nicolas Cage) battles writer’s block. Absurd and complex comedy-drama. R (2002)
American Gangster 8 p.m. (TNT) Riveting biopic stars Denzel Washington as real-life Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas. R (2007)
Bring It On 8 p.m., 10 p.m. (WE) Cheerleaders go for the national championship. Kirsten Dunst. High-energy routines. PG-13 (2000)
Finding Nemo 8 p.m. (ENCR) A clown fish searches for his missing son in this animated adventure. G (2003)
From Russia with Love 8 p.m. (G4) James Bond (Sean Connery) battles SPECTRE in a bid for a decoding device. PG (1963)
Tower Heist 8:30 p.m. (HBO2) An NYC condo manager (Ben Stiller) and his staff plot to rob the penthouse of a Wall Street crook. PG-13 (2011)
Catwoman 9 p.m. (OXY) Campy comic-book action with Halle Berry as a sexy feline superhero. PG-13 (2004)
Little Fockers 9 p.m. (USA) Greg (Ben Stiller) must prove his worth to his high-strung father-in-law (Robert De Niro). PG-13 (2010)
Spawn 9:15 p.m. (MAX) A CIA operative makes a pact with the Devil. Michael Jai White. PG-13 (1997)
Beauty Shop 10 p.m. (BET) A “Barbershop” rip-off about a sassy stylist (Queen Latifah) who opens a salon. PG-13 (2005)
8 Mile 10 p.m. (MTV) A Detroit youth (Eminem) dreams of becoming a rap artist. Formulaic but inspiring. R (2002)
Hush 10 p.m. (LMN) An old flame troubles a couple (Tahmoh Penikett, Tori Spelling) who are having fertility problems. NR (2005)
Rob Roy 10 p.m. (OVAT) Liam Neeson as outlaw Robert Roy MacGregor. R (1995)
Secretary 10 p.m. (SUND) A young woman enters into a sadomasochistic relationship with her boss. Maggie Gyllenhaal. R (2002)