News TV Shows

About News

TV broadcasts come directly into the homes of their viewers, and live broadcasts get there instantly - two characteristics that make television an ideal vehicle for delivering important news and information. Programmers have always understood TV's value as a news source, and news has always been one of the fundamental programming genres on broadcast TV.

During the heyday of the Big Three broadcast networks, the nightly evening newscast was the flagship program of the network, and the newscast's anchor enjoyed an reputation that lay somewhere between that of a celebrity and a respected civic leader. During the 1960s and 70s, CBS's Walter Cronkite was often referred to as "the most trusted man in America," and later anchors such as Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw achieved similar, if not quite as universal, levels of respect.

The broadcast networks also produce morning news programs, along with weekend news and political talk programs.

In 1980, Ted Turner's Cable News Network became the first 24-hour all-news cable channel. Thanks to its ability to focus entirely on news without pre-empting other programming, CNN pioneered the now-ubiquitous round-the-clock coverage of sensational events. In 1996, CNN was joined by competing news channels MSNBC and Fox News.

In the 2000s, programs like "The Daily Show" that blur the line between news and entertainment - mostly by putting a humorous spin on current events - have become popular.

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Fox News Live
Fox News Live
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
Dateline
Dateline
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
20/20
20/20
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
Nightline
Nightline
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
American Greed
American Greed
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Feherty
Feherty
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Sky News Live
Sky News Live
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Motorweek
Motorweek
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Vice
Vice
msnbc News
msnbc News
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
Washington Week
Washington Week
Tornado Chasers
Tornado Chasers
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Women on Death Row
Women on Death Row
Outnumbered
Outnumbered
American Masters
American Masters
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Hannity
Hannity
The Five
The Five
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Biz Kid$
Biz Kid$
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Boom Bust
Boom Bust
Xploration Awesome Planet
Xploration Awesome Planet
Bloomberg Business Live
Bloomberg Business Live
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS This Morning
CBS This Morning
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Hollywood News
Hollywood News
The O'Reilly Factor
The O'Reilly Factor
Independence Day
Independence Day
Weird News
Weird News
AXS Live
AXS Live
Extra
Extra
Golden Gods Awards
Golden Gods Awards
With All Due Respect
With All Due Respect
E! News
E! News
20/20 on OWN
20/20 on OWN
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
Hollywood Today Live
Hollywood Today Live
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
America Tonight
America Tonight
Special Report
Special Report
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
New Day
New Day
FOX & Friends Saturday
FOX & Friends Saturday
Smerconish
Smerconish
CBS This Morning: Saturday
CBS This Morning: Saturday
MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall
MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
President Obama's State of the Union Address
President Obama's State of the Union Address
Vanguard
Vanguard