Greater Boston’s Beat the Press With Emily Rooney
7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)
Robots 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Anthony Everett and JC Monahan report on this merger of mankind and machine.
WBUR’s Morning Edition With Bob Oakes 5 a.m. and All Things Considered With Sacha Pfeiffer 4 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Thousands of teachers across the state begin the mandated English Language Learner teacher training this fall.
Morning Edition With Bob Seay 6 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) How social media and digital technology impact how we create ongoing narratives of our own lives.
Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7) “Friday News Quiz.”
Radio Boston with Anthony Brooks & Meghna Chakrabarti 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) This week in review.
Nightside With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Your brush with celebrity.
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. Benedict Cumberbatch; Vanilla Ice.
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. Donnie Wahlberg; Elizabeth Olsen.
The Queen Latifah Show at
9 a.m. on Ch. 4; 3 p.m. on Ch. 6. Jordin Sparks.
Rachael Ray at 10 a.m. on
Ch. 38; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10; 5 p.m. on Ch. 50.
Steve Harvey at 10 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 3 p.m. on Ch. 64.
Bethenny at 11 a.m. on Ch. 25; 3 p.m. on Ch. 12.
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Sandra Bullock.
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. Jason Priestley.
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; 1:07 a.m. on Ch. 6. Sandra Oh.
The Dr. Oz Show at 3 p.m. on Chs. 10 and 25.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Miley Cyrus.
Real Time With Bill Maher at 10 and 11 p.m. on HBO; 2:15 a.m. on HBO2.
The Arsenio Hall Show at
11 p.m. on Ch. 56; midnight on Ch. 64. Cedric the Entertainer. Steve Earle and the Dukes perform.
Charlie Rose at 11:30 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Rosie Perez. Tenacious D performs.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Will Arnett. Bonnie Raitt performs.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Michael Strahan. Cage the Elephant performs.
Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44. Authors Eric Schlosser and Kathy Eldon.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Keanu Reeves; Benedict Cumberbatch. My Morning Jacket performs.
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. Rashida Jones.
War of the Worlds 6 p.m. (MAX) Spielberg’s spectacle about aliens invading Earth. Tom Cruise. PG-13 (2005)
Jackie Brown 6:45 p.m. (IFC) Quentin Tarantino’s intriguing depiction of criminal duplicity. Pam Grier. R (1997)
Victor/Victoria 7 p.m. (SUND) A singer poses as a man in drag. Julie Andrews. PG (1982)
Clueless 8 p.m. (VH1) Alicia Silverstone as a Beverly Hills teen. PG-13 (1995)
Sherlock Holmes 8 p.m. (TNT) Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) teams with Watson to battle Lord Blackwood. PG-13 (2009)
Failure to Launch 9 p.m. (FAM) A 35-year-old won’t move out of his parents’ house. PG-13 (2006)
Isle of the Dead 9:30 p.m. (TCM) A Greek island is besieged by plague. Boris Karloff. NR (1945)
Catching Hell 10 p.m., midnight (ESPNC) The story of Steve Bartman, the fan who deflected a foul ball during a playoff game. NR (2011)
Ocean’s Eleven 10:30 p.m. (TNT) Slick remake stars George Clooney. PG-13 (2001)
Unforgiven 10:30 p.m. (OVAT) A former gunslinger (Clint Eastwood) hunts outlaws. Gene Hackman. R (1992)
Hairspray 10:40 p.m. (WAM)
A ’60s teen (Ricki Lake) becomes a huge success on a dance show. PG (1988)