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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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60 Minutes
60 Minutes
CNN Live
CNN Live
Dateline
Dateline
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
20/20
20/20
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Motorweek
Motorweek
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
Nightline
Nightline
American Greed
American Greed
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Inauguration 2013
Inauguration 2013
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Feherty
Feherty
Historic Campaign Ads
Historic Campaign Ads
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
The Grid
The Grid
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
WSJ Live
WSJ Live
Threesome
Threesome
American Masters
American Masters
VICE News
VICE News
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Washington Week
Washington Week
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
AXS Live
AXS Live
E! News
E! News
Red Eye
Red Eye
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
The Onion Future News
The Onion Future News
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
ABC Good Morning America Health
ABC Good Morning America Health
The Stream
The Stream
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
Fox Report
Fox Report
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Vice
Vice
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
The Situation Room
The Situation Room
Just Seen It
Just Seen It
Nick News
Nick News
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
The Live Show
The Live Show
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
PoliticsNation
PoliticsNation
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
Clinton Global Initiative
Clinton Global Initiative
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
Biz Kid$
Biz Kid$
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Cable Highlights
Cable Highlights
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
America Live with Megyn Kelly
America Live with Megyn Kelly
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Hard Time
Hard Time
Hollywood News
Hollywood News
Mysteries of the Bible
Mysteries of the Bible
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
Navy Divers
Navy Divers
Dan Rather Reports
Dan Rather Reports
Weekend Today
Weekend Today
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
America Now
America Now