Daily guide of TV movies and radio highlights


Greater Boston: A Capitol Fourth 8 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Tom Bergeron hosts a celebration of America’s birthday, featuring performances by Barry Manilow and more.

Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence 9:30 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)
A look at freedom and the immigrant experience.


What Are You? 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) How multiracial Americans are changing perceptions of race and class.



WBUR’s Morning Edition With Bob Oakes 5 a.m. and All Things Considered With Sacha Pfeiffer 4 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) A move for spouses to be paid by Mass Health for care of their elderly/disabled partners.

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On Point With Tom Ashbrook 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Historian Kevin Phillips on the American Revolution.

Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 6 p.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) Broadcast live from the Esplanade.

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


Nightside With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Boston Pops Esplanade concert.



CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Karen Guenther, Marine Wife of the Year.

Good Morning America at 7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Paralympic athlete Blake Leeper.

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


Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9;
10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Guy Fieri.

Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10.

Steve Harvey at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 64; 10 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9. Steve honors the men and women of the U.S. military.

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9. Susan Lucci. Little Big Town performs.


The Ricki Lake Show at 1 p.m. on Ch. 25; 3 p.m. on Ch. 64.

The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Steven Tyler; chef Jason Santos.

Anderson Live at 3 p.m. on Chs. 12 and 25. Madeleine Stowe.

Katie at 3 p.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 4 p.m. on Ch. 6. Vanna White.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Jennifer Lawrence.


Conan at 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. on TBS. Jeff Goldblum. Fall Out Boy performs.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 1:01 a.m. on COM. Josh Fox.

Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 1:32 a.m. on COM. Professor Peniel Joseph.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Henry Cavill. She & Him perform.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Miley Cyrus; Marlon Wayans.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Dana Carvey; Nick Robinson.

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

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Russell Crowe. Kelly Rowland performs with Wiz Khalifa.

Nightline at 12:37 a.m. on
Chs. 5, 6, and 9.


Back to the Future 6 p.m., 11:50 p.m. (ENCR) Michael J. Fox in the time-travel classic. PG (1985)

Finding Nemo 7 p.m. (WAM)
A clownfish searches for his missing son in this animated adventure. G (2003)

Adventures in Babysitting
8 p.m. (FLIX) Mishaps of a high school senior (Elisabeth Shue). PG-13 (1987)

Avatar 8 p.m., 11:30 p.m. (FX) A paraplegic war veteran (Sam Worthington) explores a planet by controlling an alien avatar. PG-13 (2009)

The Fast and the Furious
8 p.m. (TNT) An undercover cop infiltrates street racers. Vin Diesel. PG-13 (2001)

Independence Day 8 p.m. (A&E) Megahit about alien spaceships attacking Earth. Will Smith. PG-13 (1996)

Beasts of the Southern Wild 8:20 p.m. (MAX) A girl must face down a race of strange beasts. PG-13 (2012)

Gangs of New York 9 p.m. (SHO) Martin Scorsese’s epic about 1860s gang wars. Daniel Day-Lewis. R (2002)

Ah, Wilderness! 10:45 p.m. (TCM) Eugene O’Neill’s portrait of small-town America. Wallace Beery. NR (1935)