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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CNN Live
CNN Live
Dateline
Dateline
Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
20/20
20/20
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
Motorweek
Motorweek
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
American Greed
American Greed
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Feherty
Feherty
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
The Five
The Five
Nightline
Nightline
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
AXS Live
AXS Live
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Washington Week
Washington Week
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Women on Death Row
Women on Death Row
Nick News
Nick News
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Vice
Vice
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
Fox Report
Fox Report
Extra
Extra
Tom Brokaw Reports
Tom Brokaw Reports
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
American Masters
American Masters
E! News
E! News
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
PoliticsNation
PoliticsNation
Independence Day
Independence Day
Melissa Harris-Perry
Melissa Harris-Perry
The Briefing
The Briefing
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
Hollywood News
Hollywood News
New York News
New York News
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
Airforce
Airforce
20/20 on OWN
20/20 on OWN
New Day
New Day
Road Map
Road Map
E:60
E:60
Reliable Sources
Reliable Sources
The Live Show
The Live Show
The Stream
The Stream
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
The Insider
The Insider
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Vanguard
Vanguard
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Threesome
Threesome
America Now
America Now
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
Red Eye
Red Eye
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
The Big Idea: The Roadmap To Success
The Big Idea: The Roadmap To Success
Austin Stevens: Snakemaster
Austin Stevens: Snakemaster
Weird News
Weird News