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Daily guide to television and radio

February 24, 2011

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ON BOSTON.COM

Chat 11 a.m. with Courtney Hollands on upcoming events.

Chat noon with TV critic Matthew Gilbert.

Chat 2 p.m. with Peter Hotton on home repair.

ON WGBH

For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots 9 p.m. WGBH-TV (Channel 2) Halle Berry hosts this look at the contributions of blacks to the US armed services.

POV Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North 10 p.m. WGBH-TV (Channel 44) An exploration of filmmaker Katrina Brown’s slave-trading ancestors.

ON CHRONICLE

Growing up Gay 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Randy Price spends a day with the Brighton High School gay-straight alliance to see what life is like now for gay teens.

RADIO HIGHLIGHTS

Tent Show Radio 5 a.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) Los Lonely Boys.

The Diane Rehm Show 10 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) Jonathan Franklin discusses his new book, “33 Men: Inside the Miraculous Survival and Dramatic Rescue of the Chilean Miners.’’

Profiles In Music 6:40 p.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) A celebration of Black History Month.

World Cafe 10 p.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur, and Dhani Harrison debut Fistful of Mercy.

NEWS & TALK SHOWS

Morning

Early Show at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. David Spade.

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

Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Chris Kimball.

Ellen DeGeneres Show at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 3 p.m. on Ch. 10. Adele performs.

Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10. Travis Stork (“The Doctors’’).

Regis and Kelly at 9 a.m. on Ch. 7; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Kim Cattrall; Jason Patric.

Martha Stewart Show at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on HALMRK. Fashion guru Andre Leon Talley; children’s book author Matthew Van Fleet.

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Afternoon

The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Chelsea Handler; Andy Cohen.

Dr. Phil at 3 p.m. on Ch. 4; 5 p.m. on Ch. 64. Promiscuous young men get a rude awakening.

Tyra Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 56. Obesity.

Oprah Winfrey at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. David Arquette, joined by his sisters Rosanna and Patricia.

Wendy Williams Show at 4 p.m. on Ch. 56; midnight on BET. A segment on the A&E weight-loss reality show “Heavy.’’

Evening

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

Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 1:33 a.m. on COM. Chief White House economist Austan Goolsbee.

Colbert Report at 11:30 p.m. and 2:04 a.m. on COM. Mike Huckabee.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Bright Eyes performs.

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

Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Meredith Viera; Pauly Delvecchio. Hanson performs.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Owen Wilson; talk-show host Kelly Ripa. Adele performs.

Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44; 12:30 a.m. on Ch. 2. Mike Huckabee; TV producer George Schlatter.

MOVIES

Broadcast News 8 p.m. (FXM) A romantic triangle at a TV-news bureau. William Hurt. R (1987)

Dead Man Walking 8 p.m., 11 p.m. (OVAT) Moving portrayal of the bond between a nun and a death-row inmate. Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn. R (1995)

Dodsworth 8 p.m. (TCM) Sinclair Lewis’s story of a tycoon (Walter Huston) whose life is changed on a European vacation. NR (1936)

Airplane! 9 p.m., 11 p.m. (CMT) Hilarious airport-disaster spoof. Robert Hays. PG (1980)

Liar Liar 9 p.m. (FAM) A slick lawyer must speak only the truth. Jim Carrey. PG-13 (1997)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 9 p.m. (STARZ) A hobbit (Elijah Wood) inherits a magical ring. PG-13 (2001)

That Thing You Do! 9 p.m., 11 p.m. (FUSE) The rise of a ’60s pop group. Tom Everett Scott. PG (1996)

Ben-Hur 10 p.m. (TCM) William Wyler’s Oscar-winning biblical epic. Charlton Heston. G (1959)

Reservoir Dogs 10:15 p.m. (IFC) Quentin Tarantino’s crime drama about a jewel heist gone awry. Harvey Keitel. R (1992)

Training Day midnight (AMC) A corrupt undercover cop tutors a rookie. Denzel Washington. R (2001)