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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.

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.

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.

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.

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’’).

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.

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 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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