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ON CHRONICLE
Larger Than Life 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Oprah Winfrey shares her life everyday with millions of viewers. But Shayna Seymour got her to talk about topics she doesn’t discuss on air.

ON GREATER BOSTON
Beat the Press 7 p.m. WGBH-TV (Channel 2) Host Emily Rooney moderates a 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) Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies from July 2002.

WCRB Archives 10 a.m. WCRB-FM (99.5) Leopold Stokowski conducts Vaughan Williams Tallis Fantasia (1976).

Live at Noon WUMB-FM (91.9) Featuring Chris Trapper.

World Cafe 7 p.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) Featuring live performances and interviews.

Brahms 9 p.m. WCRB-FM (99.5) Symphony No. 1, with Berlin Philharmonic.

NEWS & TALK SHOWS
Morning
Early Show at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Sanitizing the workplace.

Good Morning America at 7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6,and 9. Ric Ocasek and Shwayze perform. Also: a technology report by Becky Worley.

Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Tim McGraw performs. Also: college deadlines; real estate; teaching kids leadership; tabletop trends.

Wendy Williams Show at 8 a.m. on BET. Chef Cat Cora.

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. Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security secretary.

Dr. Oz Show at 9 a.m. on Ch. 25. Signs of alcoholism and ways to assess one’s drinking habits; losing weight with a hula hoop. Also: a Tim Gunn makeover.

Ellen DeGeneres Show at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 3 p.m. on Ch. 10. Alyson Hannigan; Mya and her “Dancing With the Stars’’ partner, Dmitry Chaplin.

Martha Stewart Show at 9 a.m. on Ch. 6; 10 a.m. on Ch. 25. Sustainable food choices with author Michael Pollan; farm-to-table recipes with Sam Beall; a guide to wild mushrooms with Gary Lincoff.

Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10. Sela Ward makes Halloween treats. Also: a report on bed bugs, featuring Dr. Ian Smith.

Regis and Kelly at 9 a.m. on Ch. 7; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Jason Alexander; Eugene Levy.

Steve Wilkos Show at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Ch. 56. Allegations of abuse and infidelity are discussed.

Colbert Report at 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on COM. Oceanographer Sylvia Earle, author of “The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean’s Are One’’; former “Daily Show’’ writer David Javerbaum, author of “What to Expect When You’re Expected: A Fetus’s Guide to the First Three Trimesters.’’

Bonnie Hunt Show at 10 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9. Paul Shaffer. Also: the Backstreet Boys perform.

Maury at 10 a.m. on Chs. 56 and 64. Lie-detector tests are given to determine infidelity.

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

Jerry Springer at 11 a.m. on Chs. 56 and 64. A cheater sleeps with his mother-in-law’s roommate (and his mother-in-law is on the warpath); a guy cheats on his gal by experimenting with another guy; a guy wants to leave his gal for her mother.

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Martha Stewart; Elisabeth Moss; Also: Elisabeth Hasselbeck displays her fall fashions.

Today at 11 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Eugene Levy. Also: ambush makeovers; home-improvement tips; pumpkin carving.

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. More paternity tests are administered.

Place of Our Own at 1 p.m. on Ch. 44. Special-needs children are discussed.

The Doctors at 2 p.m. on Ch. 7; 4 p.m. on Ch. 64. Topics include dangers of excessive salt intake; good and bad times of the day for snacking; employment prospects for overweight people; health benefits of owning pets; a wrinkle-relaxing plastic-surgery procedure; and choking dangers for toddlers.

Wendy Williams Show at 2 p.m. on Ch. 56; midnight on BET. Mario performs. Also: tips on ”power dressing.”

Dr. Oz Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 64; 5 p.m. on Ch. 25. The truth about exhaustion; identifying high- and low-calorie foods. Also: a woman discusses her “Sex and the City’’ lifestyle.

Dr. Phil at 3 p.m. on Ch. 4; 5 p.m. on Ch. 64. Racial biases are discussed by attorney Areva Martin, USC professor of sociology Amon Emeka, radio host Michael Graham and comics Paul Mooney, Kate Rigg and Manny Maldonado.

Tyra Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 56. Alternate meanings for the word “ugly’’ are explored.

Oprah Winfrey at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9 and 10.

Tyra Show at 4 p.m. on Ch. 56. Rudeness is discussed. Guests: include Clinton Kelly (“What Not to Wear’’).

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

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

Charlie Rose at 11 p.m. on Ch. 2.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Amy Poehler; Nick Griffin; Judy Collins.

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. Robin Williams; Piers Morgan; All Time Low.

Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44; 12:30 a.m. on Ch. 2. Andy Williams.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at 12:05 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. NFL legend Terry Bradshaw; Catherine Keener (“Where the Wild Things Are’’). Also: Echo and the Bunnymen perform.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:35 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Kristen Wiig; David Wells. Also: Christopher Cross and Michael McDonald perform.

Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The Avett Brothers perform.

Last Call With Carson Daly at 1:35 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Tucker Max; Emily Cook. Also: Wild Light perform.

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

MOVIES
The Bucket List 6:15 p.m. (HBO2) Bumpy ride with two terminally ill seniors on a things-to-do-before-I-die road trip. Jack Nicholson. PG-13 (2007)

Pineapple Express 7:05 p.m. (STARZ) Stoner comedy about a pothead (Seth Rogen) and his dealer on the lam from murderers. R (2008)

I Am Legend 7:15 p.m. (HBO) Sci-fi shocker about a survivor (Will Smith) of a devastating virus. PG-13 (2007)

War 7:15 p.m. (SHO2) Martial-arts mayhem about an FBI agent (Jason Statham) gunning for a hitman (Jet Li). R (2007)

College Road Trip 7:20 p.m. (WAM) A cop (Martin Lawrence) and his college-bound daughter (Raven-Symone) drive across country. G (2008)

Houseguest 7:30 p.m. (BET) A schemer poses as a friend of a lawyer. Sinbad. PG (1995)

Pumpkinhead 7:30 p.m. (IFC) A man gets demonic aid in avenging his child’s death. Lance Henriksen. R (1988)

Jurassic Park 7:45 p.m. (MAX) Genetically engineered dinosaurs run amok. Dazzling special effects. Sam Neill, Laura Dern. PG-13 (1993)

Fling 8 p.m. (TMC) A weekend wedding getaway proves to be sexually adventurous for a number of guests. Brandon Routh. R (2008)

Happy Gilmore 8 p.m. (ENCR) Crude but popular romp about a hockey player (Adam Sandler) turned golfer. PG-13 (1996)

The House of Mirth 8 p.m. (FLIX) Gillian Anderson is a socialite in 1905 New York. Great costumes and sets, but ponderous. PG (2000)

The Night of the Hunter 8 p.m. (TCM) A psychotic preacher (Robert Mitchum) plots to kill a widow and her kids. NR (1955)

Paradise Found 8 p.m., 11 p.m. (OVAT) Kiefer Sutherland impresses as Paul Gauguin. NR (2002)

Pick-A-Flick 1 8 p.m., midnight (LMN) Vote at www.lmn.tv for your favorite movie and tune in to Lifetime Movie Network to watch the winning. NR

Wall Street 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (FXM) Parable about a corporate raider and his protégé. Michael Douglas. R (1987)

Step Up 2: The Streets 8:45 p.m. (WAM) Streetwise Baltimore teen Andie (Briana Evigan) channels her frustration into step competitions. PG-13 (2008)

The Art of War 9 p.m. (TV1) Wesley Snipes plays a top-secret UN operative. R (2000)

Back to You & Me 9 p.m. (HALMRK) A doctor (Lisa Hartman Black) visits her home town for her high-school reunion. NR (2005)

The Bodyguard 9 p.m. (TVL) An agent (Kevin Costner) falls for the diva he’s hired to protect. Farfetched premise. R (1992)

Driving Lessons 9 p.m. (SUND) Bumpy coming-of-age saga about a repressed vicar’s son (Rupert Grint). PG-13 (2006)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 9 p.m. (HBO2) A geologist (Brendan Fraser) ventures deep below the Earth’s crust to find his missing brother. PG (2008)

The Five Heartbeats 9:30 p.m. (FUSE) A ’60s singing group bids for stardom. Robert Townsend. R (1991)

Metro 9:35 p.m. (ENCR) Eddie Murphy as a San Francisco cop trying to nail a jewel thief. R (1997)

My Super Psycho Sweet 16 10 p.m., midnight (MTV) Madison (Julianna Guill) watches her birthday turn deadly when a serial killer crashes the party. NR (2009)

Frank McKlusky, C.I. 10:30 p.m. (WAM) An insurance man probes a murder. Randy Quaid. PG-13 (2002)

Touching the Void 10:30 p.m. (11) Survival in the Andes. NR (2003)

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