Beat the Press 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) A discussion of the major issues of the week.
Basic Black 7:30 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) How the Marathon bombings have been used in arguments about immigration reform, and more.
Open Studio With Jared Bowen 8 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Aaron Casey; Ryan Landry.
Who Knew? 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) A strange but true story about a message in a bottle, and more.
Morning Edition With Bob Oakes 5 a.m. and All Things Considered With Sacha Pfeiffer 4 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)
A profile on Republican state Representative Dan Winslow.
Morning Edition With Bob Seay 6 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy.
Classical Music With Alan McLellan 11 a.m. Classical New England (99.5) Pianist Ya-Fei Chaung.
Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7) “Friday News Quiz.”
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)
Live From Scullers 7 p.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) Monty Alexander and The Harlem-Kingston Express.
NEWS & TALK SHOWS
CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Jim Parsons; Laila Ali.
Good Morning America at
7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Don Cheadle; Michael Bay.
Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Jennifer Finney Boylan. Sara Bareilles performs.
Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Don Cheadle. Emeli Sande performs.
Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10. Daphne Oz.
Steve Harvey at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 64; 10 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9. Oprah Winfrey.
The Jeff Probst Show at
10 a.m. on Ch. 38; 3 p.m. on Ch. 6. Patrick Warburton.
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Robert De Niro.
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. Jamie-Lynn Sigler.
Anderson Live at 3 p.m. on Chs. 12 and 25.
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. Laura Linney.
The Dr. Oz Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 10; 5 p.m. on Ch. 25. Eva Longoria.
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. Gwyneth Paltrow.
Charlie Rose at 11 p.m. on
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Robert Downey Jr. Avril Lavigne performs.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Tom Cruise; Ke$ha.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Jon Hamm.
Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44; 12:30 a.m. on Chs. 2 and 11. Chadwick Boseman.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Amy Poehler.
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. Robin Wright; Andy Dick.
The A-Team 7 p.m. (FX) Big-screen remake of the classic TV series. PG-13 (2010)
Black Rain 8 p.m. (ENCR) New York cops chase a Japanese mobster through Osaka. Michael Douglas. R (1989)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 8 p.m., 11:30 p.m. (FXM) A man is born in his 80s and proceeds to age in reverse. Brad Pitt. PG-13 (2008)
The Great Lie 8 p.m. (TCM) Bette Davis & Mary Astor vie for George Brent. NR (1941)
The Natural 8 p.m. (SUND) Robert Redford in a baseball fantasy. PG (1984)
The Shawshank Redemption 8 p.m., 11 p.m. (AMC) Story of two inmates (Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins). R (1994)
Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself 9 p.m. (TBS) An alcoholic singer (Taraji P. Henson) must care for her niece and nephews. PG-13 (2009)
It’s Complicated 10 p.m. (OXY) Divorced couple (Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin) rediscover their passion. R (2009)
The Vow 11:05 p.m. (STARZ)
A husband (Channing Tatum) fights to win back his wife’s heart after she loses her memory. PG-13 (2012)
Poltergeist midnight (IFC)
A home is invaded by supernatural forces. JoBeth Williams. PG (1982)