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ON CHRONICLE
Treasuring Trash 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) “Chronicle’’ found out what happens to all that paper, glass, and plastic after you’ve done your sorting. And we’ll also discover how new technology may put an end to sorting altogether.

ON GREATER BOSTON
Beat the Press 7 p.m. WGBH-TV (Channel 2) Host Emily Rooney moderates a lively discussion of the major media issues of the week with commentator Callie Crossley, Joe Sciacca of the Boston Herald, and Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University.

RADIO HIGHLIGHTS
Member Concert 5 a.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) Paul Geremia from January 1993.

Live at Noon WUMB-FM (91.9) The best local and national artists live in studio.

Mozart 3 p.m. WCRB-FM (99.5) Violin Concerto No. 4, with violinist Itzahak Perlman.

World Cafe 7 p.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) Live performances and interviews with established and emerging artists.

Haydn 9 p.m. WCRB-FM (99.5) Symphony No. 91, with La Petite Bande.

NEWS & TALK SHOWS
Morning
Early Show at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Leather fashions; home-improvement expert Danny Lipford.

Good Morning America at 7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6 and 9. Cast members from the Broadway revival of “Bye Bye Birdie.’’ Also: a recipe by chef Emeril Lagasse; a workplace report by Tory Johnson.

Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. An interview with Mariah Carey, who also performs. Also: real estate; home fixes; a diet Q&A.

Better at 9 a.m. on Ch. 64.

Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on COM. TV host Joy Behar.

Dr. Oz Show at 9 a.m. on Ch. 25. Bill Klein and Jen Arnold discuss health complications little people face; an obese heart-transplant patient profiled; a look at sinusitis.

Ellen DeGeneres Show at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 3 p.m. on Ch. 10. Felicity Huffman. Also: Roger Daltrey performs.

Martha Stewart Show at 9 a.m. on Ch. 6; 10 a.m. on Ch. 25. “The Tech Show’’ features Twitter cofounder Biz Stone; Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes; and social-networking tips from technology writer David Pogue and Yahoo! Web Life editor Heather Cabot.

Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10. Chef Paula Deen makes desserts. Also: makeup artist Molly Roncal with makeup tips for travelers.

Regis and Kelly at 9 a.m. on Ch. 7; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Selena Gomez; John Krasinski; Mark Consuelos (guest cohost). Also: Relly Award Week concludes with the “Best Ripa Dance Partner“ award.

Steve Wilkos Show at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Ch. 56. A deadbeat dad is confronted and the search is on for a 14-year-old missing girl.

Colbert Report at 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on COM. Geneticist Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health and author of “The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine.’’

Bonnie Hunt Show at 10 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9. Michael Strahan. Also: a 95-year-old bartender.

Maury at 10 a.m. on Chs. 56 and 64. DNA tests are given to determine paternity.

The Doctors at 10 a.m. on Ch. 12; 2 p.m. on Ch. 7; 4 p.m. on Ch. 64. Symptoms of cardiac distress and how to judge them. Also: advice on cleaning a wound; tips for pregnant women on how to sleep comfortably. Guests include Cleveland Clinic heart surgeon Gonzalo Gonzalez-Stawinski.

Banfield & Ford: Courtside at 11 a.m. on TRU.

Jerry Springer at 11 a.m. on Chs. 56 and 64. Exploring the sex lives of strippers and the guys with whom they have sex, one of whom married a gal just like dear old mom. (She’s a stripper, too.)

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Film critics Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and A.O. Scott (New York Times), the new hosts of “At the Movies.’’ Also: Mariah Carey performs.

Today at 11 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Selena Gomez. Also: body secrets; ambush makeovers.

Afternoon
Charlie Rose at noon on Ch. 44; 3 p.m. on Ch. 36; 6 p.m. on Ch. 44.

Maury at noon on Ch. 56. Sex secrets are revealed; a lie-detector test is given to determine infidelity.

Place of Our Own at 1 p.m. on Ch. 44.

Wendy Williams Show at 2 p.m. on Ch. 56; 11 p.m. on BET; 2 a.m. on BET. Comedian Lisa Lampanelli. Also: the Sugarhill Gang perform.

Dr. Oz Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 64; 5 p.m. on Ch. 25. Embarrassing questions from viewers; examining breast lumps. Also: Jimmy Fallon questions Dr. Oz.

Dr. Phil at 3 p.m. on Ch. 4; 5 p.m. on Ch. 64. Hasty marriages are discussed.

Tyra Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 56. A nighttime-themed show includes a look at evening wear and sleep-related issues.

Oprah Winfrey at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9 and 10. Guests on a program devoted to success stories include Journey singer Arnel Pineda, who grew up poor in the Philippines; and Khadijah Williams, a formerly homeless Harvard student.

Tyra Show at 4 p.m. on Ch. 56. Close bonds between male friends are discussed.

Evening
Greater Boston at 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. on Ch. 2.

Larry King Live at 9 p.m., midnight, 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on CNN.

Real Time With Bill Maher at 10 p.m. on HBO; 11 p.m. on HBO; 2:30 a.m. on HBO2.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. The Avett Brothers perform.

Nightline at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 5, 6 and 9.

Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Joshua Bell and Tiempo Libre perform.

Charlie Rose at midnight on Ch. 2.

Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44; 1:30 a.m. on Ch. 2. BeBe and CeCe Winans perform. Also: Author Max Blumenthal (“Republican Gomorrah’’).

Tyra Show at midnight and 1 a.m. on OXY.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at 12:05 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Woody Harrelson (“Zombieland’’); Drea de Matteo (“Desperate Housewives’’). Also: Shinedown perform.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:35 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Drew Barrymore; video-game designer Tim Schafer.

Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Tim Gunn; Cathy Ladman. Also: Lynyrd Skynyrd perform.

Last Call With Carson Daly at 1:35 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Emmanuelle Chriqui.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 3:05 a.m. on Ch. 10; 3:35 a.m. on Ch. 7.

MOVIES
Coming to America 7:30 p.m. (BET) An African prince (Eddie Murphy) goes to Queens to find a bride. R (1988)

The Game Plan 7:30 p.m. (WAM) A carefree QB (Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson) learns he has an 8-year-old daughter. PG (2007)

A Trick of the Mind 8 p.m., midnight (LMN) A woman risks her life by helping a detective gather evidence against her spouse. Alexandra Holden. NR (2006)

Beowulf 8 p.m. (TMC) Not-quite-epic take on the mythic saga of the Scandinavian warrior-hero (Ray Winstone). PG-13 (2007)

Field of Dreams 8 p.m. (AMC) Oscar-nominated fantasy about a farmer (Kevin Costner) who builds a ballpark in his cornfield. PG (1989)

Ghost Rider 8 p.m. (FX) Campy Marvel Comics romp about the fiery-skulled daredevil biker. Nicolas Cage. PG-13 (2007)

Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay 8 p.m. (HBO) The pot-smoking pals (Kal Penn, John Cho) are suspected of being terrorists in this raunchy sequel. R (2008)

Mickey Blue Eyes 8 p.m. (FLIX) A British gent (Hugh Grant) falls for a mobster’s daughter. PG-13 (1999)

Motives 8 p.m. (TV1) A married businessman’s life unravels after he has a fling with a stranger. Shemar Moore. R (2003)

Army of Darkness 8:30 p.m. (MAX) The third “Evil Dead’’ movie finds Ash (Bruce Campbell) in zombie-ridden England. R (1992)

Death Race 9 p.m. (HBO2) A convict (Jason Statham) is pitted in a race to the death against other cons. R (2008)

101 Dalmatians 9 p.m. (HALMRK) Live-action remake of the 1961 Disney cartoon. Glenn Close. G (1996)

Police Academy 9 p.m. (TVL) About raw recruits. Steve Guttenberg. R (1984)

Rear Window 9 p.m. (TCM) Hitchcock’s classic about a man (James Stewart) who witnesses a possible murder. PG (1954)

Return to Me 9 p.m. (STYLE) A widower (David Duchovny) finds romance. PG (2000)

Runaway Bride 9 p.m.,

11:30 p.m. (TNT) A reporter chases a woman who jilts men at the altar. Cheery but cliché-riddled. Julia Roberts. PG (1999)

Rush Hour 2 9 p.m. (TBS) Unlikely cop partners battle counterfeiters in Hong Kong. Clichéd story, good Jackie Chan stunts. PG-13 (2001)

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 9:30 p.m. (WAM) A portly genius battles his libidinous alter ego. Eddie Murphy. PG-13 (2000)

Dr. T and the Women 10 p.m. (FLIX) A gynecologist (Richard Gere) balances work and home. R (2000)

The First Wives Club 10 p.m., midnight (BRAVO) Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton as wives plotting revenge on their unfaithful mates. PG (1996)

Higher Learning 10 p.m. (MTV) Tensions fragment a college’s freshman class. Omar Epps. R (1995)

The Incredible Hulk 10 p.m. (MAX) Edward Norton stars as a scientist who turns into a monstrosity. PG-13 (2008)

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 10 p.m. (TMC) The adventuress (Angelina Jolie) tries to recover an ancient artifact. Slick but shallow. PG-13 (2001)

Mary Higgins Clark’s ’The Cradle Will Fall’ 10 p.m. (LMN) A woman witnesses a crime. NR (2004)

Motives 2: Retribution 10 p.m. (TV1) The brother (Brian J. White) of a man who was framed for murder searches for the truth. R (2007)

Porky’s 10 p.m. (ENCR) Sex-obsessed teens in 1950s Florida. Dan Monahan. R (1982)

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