Daily guide to television and radio

July 28, 2011

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Chat noon with TV critic Matthew Gilbert.


Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)

Frontline “The Pot Republic’’ 8 p.m. WGBH (Channel 44) Examining the marijuana business in California, where medicinal marijuana is legal and some counties are attempting to regulate pot production.


Running 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) StormTeam 5’s David Brown looks at why running is more popular than ever.


WBUR’s Morning Edition (5 to 9 a.m.) and All Things Considered (4 to 6:30 p.m.) WBUR-FM (90.9)

The Emily Rooney Show noon WGBH-FM (89.7) Public radio host Krista Tippett.

The Callie Crossley Show 1 p.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) Boston’s new bike sharing program.

Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) Harpist Ann Hobson Pilot.



Good Morning America at 7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Lara Spencer on beach gear; plastic surgery for men.

Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. The Scottos.

Ellen DeGeneres Show at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 3 p.m. on Ch. 10. Jesse Tyler Ferguson; model Marisa Miller. The Band Perry performs.

Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10. Style tips for new moms from Alison Sweeney.

Regis and Kelly at 9 a.m. on Ch. 7; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Julianne Moore. 3 Doors Down performs.

Martha Stewart Show at 10 a.m. on HALMRK. Recipes for falafel with tahini sauce and fish salad with chef Michael Schwartz.

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Beyoncé; James Woods.


The Doctors at 2 p.m. on Ch. 7; 4 p.m. on Ch. 64. Chevy Chase.

The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Swoosie Kurtz; Penn Jillette.

Dr. Oz Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 64; 5 p.m. on Ch. 25.

Dr. Phil at 3 p.m. on Ch. 4; 5 p.m. on Ch. 64. Eating disorders.

Tyra Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 56. Transgender lifestyles.

Wendy Williams Show at 4 p.m. on Ch. 56; midnight on BET. Chef Jamie Oliver; Toni Braxton, her sisters, and their mother.


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

Conan at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on TBS. Jon Favreau; Jayma Mays.

Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 2:02 a.m. on COM.

Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 2:32 a.m. on COM. GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Kirstie Alley; Louis CK. Fountains of Wayne perform.

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. Matt LeBlanc; Freida Pinto. Stevie Nicks performs.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Harrison Ford. The Lonely Forest performs.

Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44; 12:30 a.m. on Ch. 2. Tom Selleck.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:35 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Julianne Moore. Ben E. King performs.

Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Lisa Kudrow; author Ben Mezrich.


Purple Rain 6:05 p.m. (ENCR) Rock star Prince plays an up-and-coming musician. R (1984)

Bruce Almighty 7 p.m. (FAM) God (Morgan Freeman) gives a TV reporter (Jim Carrey) divine powers. PG-13 (2003)

Broken Flowers 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (OVAT) Witty road movie about an aging Casanova (Bill Murray) who seeks out his former lovers. R (2005)

Dinner for Schmucks 8 p.m. (HBO2) In order to get a promotion, Tim (Paul Rudd) takes a nutcase to his boss’s dinner party. PG-13 (2010)

The Matrix 8 p.m., 11 p.m. (AMC) A computer hacker discovers an alternate reality. Keanu Reeves. R (1999)

La Bamba 9 p.m., 11:30 p.m. (FUSE) The life of ’50s rock idol Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips). PG-13 (1987)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 9:20 p.m. (WAM) Horror spoof involving teens. Kristy Swanson. PG-13 (1992)

Good Will Hunting 9:30 p.m. (ENCR) Solid, well-acted tale about a brilliant but troubled janitor (Matt Damon). R (1997)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 10:50 p.m. (WAM) Steven Spielberg’s epic about humans meeting aliens. Richard Dreyfuss. PG (1977)

La Dolce Vita 11:30 p.m. (FLIX) Apocalyptic vision of decay, as seen through the eyes of a journalist. Marcello Mastroianni. NR (1960)