Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Massachusetts’ first civilian court administrator Harry Spence one year later. Also, the MFA’s “Samurai!” exhibit.
In Performance at the White House 8 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Performers include Alabama Shakes, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Sam Moore, and Justin Timberlake.
Who Knew? 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) In 1969, a 10-year-old boy from Medford put a message in a bottle and threw it into the water off Salisbury Beach. Cut to 2013. A 12-year-old girl spies something shiny while walking along Cape Ann beach. Ted Reinstein connects the dots.
Morning Edition With Bob Oakes 5 a.m. and All Things Considered With Sacha Pfeiffer 4 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) The first of our US Senate Special Election candidate profiles: Republican Michael Sullivan.
Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7) On “Open Mic,” Charlie Baker, the 2010 Republican nominee for
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Profiles Republican US Senate candidate Michael Sullivan.
NightSide With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Boston College students debate condom distribution on campus.
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.
Rachael Ray at 7 a.m. on OWN. Diet and fitness.
Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Peter Facinelli (guest cohost); Alan Cumming; Caroline Kennedy.
The Dr. Oz Show at 11 a.m. on Ch. 25. Tips to boost metabolism.
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6 and 9.
The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12.
Anderson Live at 3 p.m. on Chs. 12 and 25. Kimora Lee Simmons; Clare Bowen.
Katie at 3 p.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 4 p.m. on Ch. 6.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10.
Diane Sawyer; Selena Gomez.
Charlie Rose at 11 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11.
Conan at 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. on TBS.
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 1:01 a.m. on COM.
Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 1:31 a.m. on COM.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Jim Carrey. Richard Thompson performs.
Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44; 12:30 a.m. on Chs. 2 and 11; 1 a.m. on Ch. 44.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10.
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Selma Blair; comedian Nathan Fielder.
Battle: Los Angeles 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (FX) A Marine (Aaron Eckhart) leads his forces in a battle against alien invaders. PG-13 (2011)
The Breakfast Club 8 p.m. (AMC) John Hughes’s insightful study of five disparate teens serving a Saturday detention. Emilio Estevez. R (1985)
The Descendants 8 p.m. (HBO2) A middle-aged man (George Clooney) discovers that his comatose wife was having an affair. R (2011)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest 8 p.m. (SUND) Hospitalized Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) fights to prove that she’s not a murderer. R (2009)
Mississippi Burning 8 p.m., 11 p.m. (OVAT) The FBI probe of the 1964 disappearances of three civil-rights workers. Gene Hackman. R (1988)
The Campaign 8:30 p.m. (HBO) Two CEOs turn a tourism-center director into a politician in order to beat a blundering congressman. R (2012)
The Central Park Five 9 p.m. (2) A look at a 1989 case in which five black and Latino teens were convicted of raping an NYC jogger. NR (2012)
My Week With Marilyn 9:45 p.m. (SHO) A 23-year-old is hired to chauffeur Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams). R (2011)
Quadrophenia 10 p.m. (FLIX) Mods vs. Rockers in 1960s London. Phil Daniels. R (1979)