ON WGBH Greater Boston 7 p.m. WGBH-TV (Channel 2) Livingston Taylor.
Rick Steves’ Europe 7:30 p.m. WGBH-TV (Channel 2) A visit to Istanbul.
History Detectives 8 p.m. WGBH-TV (Channel 2) The season nine premiere.
ON CHRONICLE People to Watch 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Composer John Williams, Brookline musical duo Karmin, and Joanne Chang.
RADIO HIGHLIGHTS Folkscene 5 a.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) Conversations and interviews with various performers.
The Diane Rehm Show 10 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) Historians Adam Goodheart of Washington College, David Blight of Yale University, Thavolia Glymph of Duke University, and Chandra Manning of Georgetown University.
The Emily Rooney Show noon WGBH-FM (89.7) Chris Herren, former basketball player for both the Boston College Eagles and the
Here & Now with Robin Young noon WBUR-FM (90.9)
Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9)
NightSide with Dan Rea 8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Seven signs of lying.
World Cafe 10 p.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) Rural Alberta Advantage.
NEWS & TALK SHOWS Morning Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Marlo Thomas.
Ellen DeGeneres Show at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 3 p.m. on Ch. 10. Dwayne Johnson.
Regis and Kelly at 9 a.m. on Ch. 7; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Matthew McConaughey; Nicole “Snooki’’ Polizzi; Darren Criss (music guest).
Martha Stewart Show at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on HALMRK. A weddings show.
The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Liv Tyler.
Afternoon The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12.
Oprah Winfrey at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9 and 10.
Wendy Williams Show at 4 p.m. on Ch. 56; midnight on BET. Suzanne Somers.
Evening Real Time With Bill Maher at 10 p.m. on HBO2. Futurist Ray Kurzweil and actor-comedian Kevin Nealon.
Conan at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on TBS.
Daily Show With Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. and 2:04 a.m. on COM.
Colbert Report at 11:31 p.m. and 2:34 a.m. on COM.
Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Jason Bateman; Drive-By Truckers 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. Rosario Dawson; Jackie Evancho performs.
Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.
Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44; 12:30 a.m. on Ch. 2. Sugar Ray Leonard.
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. Jeff Goldblum.
MOVIES Fletch 8 p.m. (CMT) Chevy Chase as a reporter pursuing a hot scoop. PG (1985)
Home for the Holidays 8 p.m., 10 p.m. (OVAT) A woman dreads a holiday visit with her family. Holly Hunter. PG-13 (1995)
In the Loop 8 p.m. (TMC) A hasty quote turns a British official (Tom Hollander) into a pariah in this political satire. NR (2008)
Marley & Me 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (FX) A precocious dog turns a young couple’s lives upside down. Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson. PG (2008)
Unstable 8 p.m., midnight (LMN) A newlywed (Shiri Appleby) suspects her husband of trying to send her into a psychotic tailspin. NR (2009)
Where the Heart Is 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (OXY) A pregnant teen is abandoned by her boyfriend. Natalie Portman. PG-13 (2000)
Anaconda 3 9 p.m. (SYFY) Two anacondas are hunted following their escape from a research facility. David Hasselhoff. R (2008)
Resident Evil: Afterlife 9 p.m. (STARZ) Five years after the zombie outbreak, Alice (Milla Jovovich) searches for survivors in Los Angeles. R (2010)
Major League II 9:30 p.m. (WAM) Lackluster sequel with the
Angel Face 9:45 p.m. (TCM) Otto Preminger’s film noir about a woman (Jean Simmons) obsessed with killing her stepmother. NR (1952)
Piccadilly Jim 9:45 p.m. (FLIX) An American wastrel in 1930s England woos a refined British socialite. Sam Rockwell. NR (2004)