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October 4, 2011

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

ON CHRONICLE Caught in the Act 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Shea McDonough, 15, had been out for the evening; when she came home she left the back door unlocked for her brother. Hours after she went to bed she woke to feel something cold pressing against her neck. A stranger was in her bedroom. What happened next tested the courage of the entire McDonough family.

RADIO HIGHLIGHTS WBUR’s Morning Edition 5 a.m WBUR-FM (90.9) News from the Boston area and around the world.

The Diane Rehm Show 10 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) Environmental Outlook: declining political support for ethanol.

Classical Music With Alan McLellan 10 a.m. Classical New England (99.5) A visit to a European musical capital to hear some of the world’s finest ensembles.

The Emily Rooney Show noon WGBH-FM (89.7) Author Bruce Machart; Ryan Walsh performs.

Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)

NightSide With Dan Rea 8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Should E-Cigarettes be banned?

Prohibition “A nation of Hypocrites’’ 8 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) Conclusion. The factors that led to the end of prohibition. .


Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Ellen DeGeneres.

Martha Stewart Show at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on HALMRK. Emeril Lagasse.

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Chef Bobby Flay.

Afternoon Wendy Williams Show at noon on Ch. 25; midnight on BET. Dana Delany.

Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Joel McHale; Kellie Pickler performs.

Tyra Banks at 6:30 p.m. on E.

Evening Real Time With Bill Maher at 10 p.m. on HBO2.

Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on COM.

Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on COM.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Hugh Jackman; Feist performs.

Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries; LeAnn Rimes performs.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:35 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10.

Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Jessica Lange .

Conan at 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. on TBS. Ken Jeong; Yeasayer performs.

MOVIES Knock on Any Door 8 p.m. (TCM) Humphrey Bogart as a lawyer who defends a juvenile delinquent on trial for murder. NR (1949)

Meet Joe Black 8 p.m., midnight (OVAT) Death (Brad Pitt) grants a tycoon a few extra days of life. PG-13 (1998)

What’s Love Got to Do with It 8 p.m. (OXY) Biopic about Ike and Tina Turner. Angela Bassett. R (1993)

White Irish Drinkers 8 p.m. (TMC) Brothers Brian (Nick Thurston) and Danny attempt to get rich and move out of their parents’ home. R (2010)

AntiTrust 8:05 p.m. (FLIX) A computer wiz (Ryan Phillippe) is in danger. PG-13 (2001)

The A-Team 8:30 p.m. (HBO) Liam Neeson stars in this big-screen remake of the classic TV series. PG-13 (2010)

Big Bully 8:30 p.m. (WAM) A writer (Rick Moranis) encounters his childhood nemesis. PG (1996)

Halloweentown High 8:30 p.m. (DISN) The third film in a series about a witch (Kimberly J. Brown). NR (2004)

The Prince & Me 8:30 p.m. (FAM) College girl unwittingly falls for a Danish prince. Predictable modern-day fairy tale. Julia Stiles. PG (2004)

Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy 9 p.m. (LIFE) A Seattle exchange student (Hayden Panettiere) is accused of murdering her British roommate. NR (2011)

Tron: Legacy 9 p.m. (STARZ) Sam Flynn gets sucked into a virtual world where his father (Jeff Bridges) has been trapped. PG (2010)

Hellboy 9:30 p.m. (ENCR) Muddled but entertaining comic-book adaptation about a demon-turned-superhero. Ron Perlman. PG-13 (2004)

In a Lonely Place 10 p.m. (TCM) Humphrey Bogart as a screenwriter who becomes involved in murder. NR (1950)

The Nanny Diaries 10 p.m. (LMN) A young woman (Scarlett Johansson) takes a job as a nanny for rich Manhattan family. PG-13 (2007)

The Sixth Man 10 p.m. (BET) A basketball player receives some ghostly help from his late brother. Marlon Wayans. PG-13 (1997)

The China Syndrome 10:05 p.m. (WAM) Newspeople investigate a crisis at a nuclear-power plant. Jane Fonda. PG (1979)