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Chronicle Goes Retro: Edward Rowe Snow 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Chronicle tells the life story of Edward Rowe Snow, who gained national fame as the “Flying Santa Claus,’’ dropping gifts to the families of lighthouse keepers for 40 Christmases, and documented the region’s folk history in more than 90 books.

Member Concert 5 a.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) Shawn Colvin from October 1989.

Live at Noon Noon WUMB-FM (91.9) A live in-studio interview and performance with Kevin So.

Mozart 3 p.m. WCRB-FM (99.5) Piano Concerto No. 12, with Mitsuko Uchida.

World Cafe 7 p.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) Music from Jill Sobule and Deer Tick.

Beethoven 9 p.m. WCRB-FM (99.5) Symphony No. 7, with the Cleveland Orchestra.

Early Show at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Inexpensive home improvements are discussed.

Good Morning America at 7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.

Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Miley Cyrus performs. Also: autism; real estate; individualized diets; Al’s Book Club.

Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. on COM. Larry David (“Whatever Works’’).

Ellen DeGeneres Show at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 3 p.m. on Ch. 10. John Stamos; Emily Blunt.

Martha Stewart Show at 9 a.m. on Ch. 6; 10 a.m. on Ch. 25. Included: a recipe for striped bass with chef Bill Taibe; the history of modern transportation with Peter Arnell; oral-health tips with Dr. Marc Lowenberg.

Morning Show With Mike and Juliet at 9 a.m. on Chs. 25 and 64. “Real Housewives of New York City’’ star Jill Zarin. Also: looking at summer fashions; interpreting dreams; saving money on food with chef Devin Alexander.

Regis and Kelly at 9 a.m. on Ch. 7; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Denzel Washington; Cloris Leachman; Whitney Port. Also: Taylor Hicks performs; Bad Hair Week concludes with hairstylist Oscar Blandi.

Steve Wilkos Show at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Ch. 56. A mother’s murder is disputed by a family, and lie-detector tests are given to the parties involved.

Colbert Report at 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. on COM. A USO show for US troops in Iraq features an interview with Command Sergeant Major Frank A. Grippe. Also: videotaped messages from former president George W. Bush and Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.).

Better at 10 a.m. on Ch. 64.

Bonnie Hunt Show at 10 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9. Brooke Shields; Elisha Cuthbert. Also: a discussion of summer movies with critics Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz.

Maury at 10 a.m. on Ch. 56; 11 a.m. on Ch. 64. DNA tests determine paternity.

Rachael Ray at 10 a.m. on Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10. Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus; Rachael’s Easter-dinner menu. Rachael also prepares deviled eggs.

The Doctors at 10 a.m. on Ch. 12; 2 p.m. on Ch. 7. The doctors offer possible solutions to medical issues such as snoring, painful intercourse, and lack of sexual desire (a possible solution for it: watermelon). Also: segments on breast-feeding; cesarean-section birth; the use of sound to aid the blind.

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

Jerry Springer at 11 a.m. on Ch. 56; noon on Ch. 64.

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, and Matthew Rhys (“Brothers & Sisters’’); Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt (“The Hills’’); Donald Duck. Telecast from Disney Studios in Los Angeles.

Today at 11 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Curtis Stone. Also: rudeness in America; travel gadgets.

Tyra Banks at 11 a.m. on Ch. 25. Teen pregnancy is discussed.

Charlie Rose at noon and 6 p.m. on Ch. 44.

Maury at noon on Ch. 56. Guests who have changed their genders are profiled.

Wendy Williams Show at 2 p.m. on Ch. 56; 11 p.m. on BET; 2 a.m. on BET. Beauty editor Pamela Edwards (Essence) discusses fall trends.

Dr. Phil at 3 p.m. on Ch. 4; 5 p.m. on Ch. 64; 8 p.m. on Ch. 38. Domestic violence is discussed.

Oprah Winfrey at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Dane Cook; Mo’Nique; George Lopez. Also: a report on “The Daily Show.’’

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; 2:25 a.m. on HBO2.

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

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Artie Lange; Todd Barry. Also: Imogen Heap performs.

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. Nigel Marven; Colbie Caillat.

Tavis Smiley at midnight on Chs. 2 and 44. Douglas Brinkley (“The Wilderness Warrior’’); singer-songwriter Josh Charles.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at 12:05 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Dylan McDermott (“Dark Blue’’); B.J. Novak (“Inglourious Basterds’’).

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:35 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Sean Combs; Marissa Jaret Winokur; Tom Colicchio.

Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Selma Blair; columnist Connie Schultz.

Baisden After Dark at 1 a.m. on TV1.

Last Call With Carson Daly at 1:35 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Common. Music guest: Doves.

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

Chris Rock Show at 3:55 a.m. on HBO2. MTV’s Ananda Lewis; music guest Kelis.

Fox and Friends Saturday at 6 a.m. on FNC.

The Young One 6 p.m. (OVAT) Luis Bunuel’s study of tensions on an isolated island. Zachary Scott. NR (1960)

The Sure Thing 6:20 p.m. (ENCR) Rob Reiner’s teen romance. John Cusack. PG-13 (1985)

Frida 6:25 p.m. (IFC) Imaginative biopic of Frida Kahlo with best actress nominee Salma Hayek. R (2002)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 7 p.m., 10 p.m. (BRAVO) Arnold Schwarzenegger is back to protect a teen from a rival cyborg. R (1991)

9 to 5 7:30 p.m. (WE) Female employees get even with their chauvinistic boss. Jane Fonda. PG (1980)

How Green Was My Valley 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (FXM) Life in a Welsh mining community. Walter Pidgeon. NR (1941)

Some Came Running 8 p.m. (TCM) An ex-serviceman copes with civilian life. Frank Sinatra. NR (1958)

A Teacher’s Crime 8 p.m. (LMN) A teacher (Ashley Jones) is blackmailed by a boy’s father when he learns of their friendship. NR (2008)

The Express 8 p.m. (HBO2) Fact-based saga of college-football star Ernie Davis (Rob Brown). PG (2008)

Tropic Thunder 8 p.m. (HBO) Six actors (including Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr.) run afoul of real-life drug traders. R (2008)

Uninvited Guest 8 p.m. (TV1) An Ohio couple is terrorized by a stranger. Mekhi Phifer. R (1999)

The Pianist 8:30 p.m. (IFC) Wrenching Holocaust drama about a Polish Jew (Adrien Brody). R (2002)

Crashing 8:35 p.m. (SHO2) A novelist (Campbell Scott) gets kicked out of his house and moves in with two aspiring writers. R (2007)

Doc Hollywood 9 p.m. (TVL) Michael J. Fox as a surgeon stuck in a small town. PG-13 (1991)

The Fast and the Furious 9 p.m. (FX) High-octane thriller about an undercover cop who infiltrates a gang of street racers. Vin Diesel. PG-13 (2001)

The Game Plan 9 p.m. (WAM) A carefree QB (Dwayne Johnson) learns he has an 8-year-old daughter. PG (2007)

The Object of My Affection 9 p.m. (STYLE) A pregnant woman (Jennifer Aniston) falls for a gay man. R (1998)

The Pursuit of Happyness 9 p.m. (TNT) A failed salesman (Will Smith) tries to care for his young son after they lose their home. PG-13 (2006)

Resident Evil 9 p.m. (SPIKE) Soldiers try to stop the spread of a deadly virus. Milla Jovovich. R (2002)

Safe Harbor 9 p.m. (HALMRK) A retired couple (Treat Williams and Nancy Travis) reluctantly take in troubled kids. NR (2009)

The Wedding Singer 9 p.m. (TBS) A hapless singer is left standing at the altar. Adam Sandler. PG-13 (1998)

Mad Money 9:16 p.m. (STARZ) Three Federal Reserve employees steal a fortune in old bills marked for shredding. Diane Keaton. PG-13 (2008)

Cleaner 10 p.m. (TV1) An ex-cop (Samuel L. Jackson) becomes a “crime-scene cleaner’’ who tidies up after messy felonies. R (2008)

Fight Club 10 p.m. (AMC) An alienated man joins a brutal club to relieve his frustrations. Brad Pitt. R (1999)

Legends of the Fall 10 p.m. (OXY) Epic about a divided family in the early 1900s. Brad Pitt. R (1994)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 10 p.m., midnight (FUSE) Transvestite Transylvanian (Tim Curry) gives shelter to a stranded couple. R (1975)

The Way of the Gun 10 p.m. (TMC) Hoods kidnap a pregnant woman (Juliette Lewis). R (2000)

River’s Edge 10:15 p.m. (FLIX) Teens are apathetic when one commits murder. Crispin Glover. R (1986)

High Society 10:30 p.m. (TCM) Buoyant “Philadelphia Story’’ remake, with Cole Porter tunes and a fine cast. Grace Kelly. NR (1956)

Ocean’s Thirteen 10:30 p.m. (HBO2) Danny Ocean (George Clooney) reunites his crew for another casino heist. PG-13 (2007)

Blazing Saddles 11 p.m. (CMT) Mel Brooks’ send-up of Hollywood Westerns. Cleavon Little. R (1974)

City of Angels 11 p.m. (STYLE) Nicolas Cage as an angel on Earth in love with a human. PG-13 (1998)

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