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SPECIALS

8 AM, HIST, Lost Magic Decoded: Master illusionist Steve Cohen resurrects some of the most terrifying magic effects ever witnessed. (PG)

11 AM, TRAV, Great American Lake Homes: Millionaires build luxurious lakefront escapes. (G)

8 PM, 17, David Geffen: American Masters: Producer and philanthropist David Geffen launched careers of celebrities and co-founded DreamWorks. (PG)

BROADCAST MOVIES

9 PM, 11, “Taken” (’08) Liam Neeson. A former spy uses his old skills to save his kidnapped daughter. (2:00)

1 AM, 51, “City Island” (’09) Andy Garcia. A prison guard secretly wants to be an actor. (2:00)

1:30 AM, 11, “The Big Trees” (’52) Kirk Douglas. Homesteaders protect their timber from a greedy land baron. (2:00)

3:30 AM, 11, “Blake of Scotland Yard” (‘36) Ralph Byrd. Blake solves the case of a stolen death ray. (:30)

TALK SHOWS

7 AM, 2, Today: Marlo Thomas; Willie Nelson; Ke$ha performs; Trace Adkins; Tanya Holland; Keyshia Cole. (CC)

7 AM, 4, CBS This Morning: David Baldacci; James and Alexa Hirschfeld. (CC)

7 AM, 7, Good Morning America: Nicki Minaj; Rico Rodriguez; Paula Abdul; “Dancing With the Stars”; Carla Hall; NASCAR champion. (CC)

9 AM, 4, Rachael Ray: Dr. Phil settles family feuds; actress Zooey Deschanel bakes pecan pie; two Thanksgiving dishes. (CC)

9 AM, 7, 9, Live! With Kelly and Michael: Actress Amy Poehler; actor Rico Rodriguez. (CC)

11 AM, 7, 9, The View: Singer Willie Nelson; filmmakers Ken and Sarah Burns. (CC)

Noon, 2, The Doctors: Health secrets from coast to coast; foods that can turn off the heart-disease gene. (CC)

2 PM, 4, The Talk: Chris O’Donnell; Dr. Michelle Callahan talks about navigating social situations during the holidays. (CC)

2 PM, 23, The Jeff Probst Show: Trainer Jillian Michaels shares how she overcame her weight issues; actress Marissa Jaret Winokur. (CC)

3 PM, 2, 9, Dr. Phil: A 30-year-old mother of four and her 17-year-old fiance discuss their relationship. (CC)

3 PM, 4, Anderson Live: Beauty procedures; wine trivia; Ashley Greene; co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. (CC)

3 PM, 7, The Ricki Lake Show: A couple is on the brink of divorce after infidelity; a woman does not know how to end her affair. (CC)

4 PM, 2, 9, The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Jesse Tyler Ferguson; Kelly Clarkson performs. (CC)

4 PM, 4, The Dr. Oz Show: Tim Ferriss; energy boosters; stress-free recipes. (CC)

4 PM, 23, Steve Harvey: “Extreme Cougar Wives” stars; products intended to bring romance into the bedroom. (CC)

11:34 PM, 2, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno: Lindsay Lohan; David Gregory; Wanda Jackson performs.

11:35 PM, 4, Late Show With David Letterman: Amy Poehler; Josh Hutcherson; Tegan and Sara perform.