David Geffen rose from the mailroom at the William Morris Agency, to became a major force in the music industry. He produced Oscar-winning films and Tony-winning shows, built and sold several companies and became a billionaire as well as a political mover and shaker.
He’s a leader in the fight against HIV. He helped elect presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, despite having no musical talent.
And the American Masters (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) profile “Inventing David Geffen” is fascinating.
Elsewhere on TV ...
NCIS (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Capt. Wescott continues to help the team track a terrorist.
Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Contestants are eliminated.
The Voice (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Contestants are eliminated.
Raising Hope (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Jimmy tries to win a contest so Hope can ride on a Thanksgiving parade float.
Hart of Dixie (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): The guy Rose has a crush on has a crush on Zoe.
Women’s college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Utah Valley at BYU
Ben and Kate (7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Will encourages Kate to go to her high school reunion and confront a bully.
NCIS: Los Angeles (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): There’s a link among a dead naval tech scientist, a surfer and an Internet video.
Happy Endings (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Dave prepares an authentic Navajo Thanksgiving.
Go On (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Lauren Graham (“Parenthood,” “Gilmore Girls”) guest stars as an old college friend of Ryan’s and Steven’s.
New Girl (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Jess invites her divorced parents to Thanksgiving dinner.
Emily Owens, M.D. (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): A patient embarrasses Emily.
Don’t Trust the B.... in Apt. 23 (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): June spends Thanksgiving with Chloe and Chloe’s parents.
Frontline (8:30 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A profile of “Poor Kids” growing up in a town hit hard by the recession.
The Mindy Project (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Mindy goes to Gwen’s to cook Thanksgiving dinner.
Parenthood (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Mark and Sarah run into a problem.
Vegas (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A hit is put out on Savino, and the sheriff protects him.
Private Practice (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Henry’s biological mother wants to be part of his life.
Mankind: The Story of All of Us (10 p.m., History): From Jesus to barbarians sacking Rome.
Sons of Anarchy (11 p.m., FX): Jax tries to get his affairs in order.
Underemployed (11 p.m., MTV): Miles and Daphne host a party for their client.