A thought for the day: Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. — Dr. Joyce Brothers
A thought for the day: Youngsters of Little League can survive under-coaching a lot better than over-coaching. — baseball Hall of Fame member Willie Mays.
Those born on this day are under the sign of Libra. They include abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1810. motion picture pioneer Louis Lumiere in 1862. newspaper columnist Jack Anderson in 1922. English spy novelist John Le Carre, born David Cornwell, in 1931 (age 86). actor Robert Reed in 1932). pop artist Peter Max in 1937 (age 80). actor Michael Gambon in 1940 (age 77). actor John Lithgow in 1945 (age 72). feminist Patricia Ireland in 1945 (age 72). singer Jeannie C. Riley in 1945 (age 72). British writer Philip Pullman in 1946 (age 71). boxer Floyd Mayweather Sr. in 1952 (65). U.S. political figure Grover Norquist in 1956 (age 61). singer Jennifer Holliday in 1960 (age 57). former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield in 1962 (age 55). television personality Ty Pennington in 1964 (age 53). actor/director Jon Favreau in 1966 (age 51). Amy Carter, daughter of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, in 1967 (age 50). Trey Parker, co-creater of Southpark, in 1969 (age 48). actor Chris Kattan in 1970 (age 47). actor Desmond Harrington in 1976 (age 41). Canadian director Jason Reitman 1977 (age 40). actor Gillian Jacobs in 1982 (age 35). actor Art Parkinson in 2001 (age 16).
On this date in history: In 1781, Britain’s Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered with more than 7,000 troops to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown, Va., effectively ending the American War of Independence and guaranteeing the colonialists freedom from the crown.
A look at what the experts think is good tv.
1. CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE (2011) 8 p.m. on VH1.
A self-styled Lothario teaches a suddenly single 40-something how to be a hit with the ladies. duration 3 hours.
2. N.B.A. BASKETBALL: NEW YORK KNICKS VS. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 8 p.m. on TNT.
Carmelo Anthony faces his former team for the first time as the Knicks visit the Thunder. After six seasons with New York, where he made six-straight All-Star games and won a scoring title, Anthony was traded to Oklahoma City in the off-season. duration 2 hours 30 minutes. 3. THE ELEVEN 9 p.m. on A&E.
Investigators Lise Olsen and Fred Paige examine the confessions of Edward Harold Bell to determine if the inmate may have been responsible for murdering 11 teenage girls in the 1970s. duration One hour 1 minutes. Part 1 of 6. 4. SCANDAL 9 p.m. on ABC.
During the first 100 days of Mellie’s presidency, Fitz stays out of the limelight and takes up life as an ordinary citizen; Marcus begins important work on the Fitzgerald Grant III Presidential Library. duration One hour. 5. BEAT BOBBY FLAY 10 p.m. on Food Network
Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and comedian Bobby Moynihan team up to beat Bobby Flay; they bring in Boston chef Marcellus Coleman and Bobby’s No. 1 fan, Lionel Haeberle, to slay the Flay. duration 30 minutes. ___ Washington Post
1. Superstore (NBC at 8.)
Tensions rise among the employees after an attempted robbery; Glenn has a tough time firing the store security guard; Amy discovers that her co-workers have been hanging out without her. duration 30 minutes. This is Audio Described. 2. Gotham (Fox at 8.)
In an attempt to regain power and identity, Nygma decides to put his former partner’s skills to the test; Sofia Falcone appeals to Penguin’s vulnerable side; Bruce surprises those around him with his bold actions. duration One hour 1 minutes. This is Audio Described. 3. Supernatural (CW at 8.)
Sam and Dean begin to explore what Jack is capable of doing with his powers; an unexpected visit from Donatello alerts the brothers to the fact that Jack will need more protection than they can provide. duration One hour. 4. The Good Place (NBC at 8:30.)
Chidi and Eleanor tackle a famous ethical dilemma, leading to a conflict with Michael; Tahani confides in Janet. duration 30 minutes. This is Audio Described. 5. Scandal (ABC at 9.)
During the first 100 days of Mellie’s presidency, Fitz stays out of the limelight and takes up life as an ordinary citizen; Marcus begins important work on the Fitzgerald Grant III Presidential Library. duration One hour. 6. Project Runway (Lifetime at 9.)
The designers must use safety materials to create a look that wows the judges in an unconventional challenge. duration One hour 32 minutes. 7. How to Get Away With Murder (ABC at 10.)
Feeling like she’s found her purpose again, Annalise focuses on developing her big case; Connor gets a surprise visit from his dad; Laurel turns to an old friend to relieve some stress. duration One hour. 8. Chicago Fire (NBC at 10.)
While running a secret errand, Dawson finds herself trapped in a collapsed parking structure; pressure mounts on Casey as he begins taking on additional duties; Kidd grows increasingly skeptical of Hope. duration One hour. This is Audio Described. 9. Premiere The Eleven (A&E at 9.)
Investigators Lise Olsen and Fred Paige examine the confessions of Edward Harold Bell to determine if the inmate may have been responsible for murdering 11 teenage girls in the 1970s. duration One hour 1 minutes. Part 1 of 6. 10. Special It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (ABC at 8.)
Linus waits in the pumpkin patch for the elusive Halloween symbol to appear. duration 30 minutes. 11. The Walking Dead: Behind the Dead (AMC at 10.)
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus and the rest of the cast and crew reflect on the history; celebrating the 100th episode of the series. duration One hour. 12. Returning Beat Bobby Flay (Food at 10.)
Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and comedian Bobby Moynihan team up to beat Bobby Flay; they bring in Boston chef Marcellus Coleman and Bobby’s No. 1 fan, Lionel Haeberle, to slay the Flay. duration 30 minutes.
Per The UPI: A thought for the day: If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week. — Charles Darwin