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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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Dateline
Dateline
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Vice News Tonight
Vice News Tonight
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
20/20
20/20
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Women on Death Row
Women on Death Row
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Vice
Vice
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
American Masters
American Masters
American Greed
American Greed
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
Nightline
Nightline
Motorweek
Motorweek
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Sky News Live
Sky News Live
Washington Week
Washington Week
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Charlie Rose: The Week
Charlie Rose: The Week
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Naturally, Danny Seo
Naturally, Danny Seo
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Feherty
Feherty
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Closing Bell
Closing Bell
ABC World News
ABC World News
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Fox Business Network Live
Fox Business Network Live
You Can Do Better
You Can Do Better
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
The Five
The Five
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
Watters World
Watters World
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
VICE News
VICE News
CBS Morning News
CBS Morning News
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
Noticiero Telemundo
Noticiero Telemundo
The Messy Truth with Van Jones
The Messy Truth with Van Jones
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Extra
Extra
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
Hannity
Hannity
Noticiero UnivisiĆ³n
Noticiero Univisión
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
Xploration Outer Space
Xploration Outer Space
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
State of the Union
State of the Union
Smerconish
Smerconish
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
AXS Live
AXS Live
Weekend Today
Weekend Today
American Rifleman TV
American Rifleman TV
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Presidential Press Conferences
Presidential Press Conferences
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration DIY SCI
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Marine Machines
Marine Machines
Superships
Superships
Pure Nature
Pure Nature
ORF Universum Documentaries
ORF Universum Documentaries
Klondike: Quest For Gold
Klondike: Quest For Gold
Cosmic Vistas
Cosmic Vistas