All night long

How you remember the 1980s says a lot about your character. If you conjure up images of R.E.M. albums and Oliver Stone movies, you probably were hanging with the cool kids. And then there are folks like me and the creator of "The Goldbergs" who best recall "Porky's" and Lionel Richie songs. Both are honored in this week's episode. 7:30 p.m. KSTP, Ch. 5

Brain games

Those of us who have a problem finding our car keys may get some helpful mental exercises out of "Nova: Memory Hackers," a new documentary that travels the globe to find out what scientists are doing to better understand how the brain retains information. Now if only I can remember to record it. 8 p.m. TPT, Ch. 2

Wide open

The NFL may have suspended Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for abundant penalties in a game against the Panthers, but the league couldn't stop him from making a guest appearance on "Code Black," a medical drama struggling to forge a unique identity. 9 p.m. WCCO, Ch. 4

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