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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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Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
CNN Live
CNN Live
Dateline
Dateline
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
20/20
20/20
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
Motorweek
Motorweek
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
American Greed
American Greed
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
Washington Week
Washington Week
Nightline
Nightline
Threesome
Threesome
Inauguration 2013
Inauguration 2013
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Historic Campaign Ads
Historic Campaign Ads
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Red Eye
Red Eye
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
The Grid
The Grid
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
AXS Live
AXS Live
VICE News
VICE News
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
Cable Highlights
Cable Highlights
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Just Seen It
Just Seen It
Feherty
Feherty
The Situation Room
The Situation Room
Discovery News
Discovery News
Vice
Vice
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
America Now
America Now
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
WSJ Live
WSJ Live
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
Popcorn With Peter Travers
Popcorn With Peter Travers
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Breaking the Set
Breaking the Set
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Newsnight
Newsnight
E! News
E! News
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
American Masters
American Masters
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Independence Day
Independence Day
Richard Roeper & The Movies
Richard Roeper & The Movies
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Nick News
Nick News
America Live with Megyn Kelly
America Live with Megyn Kelly
Dive Detectives
Dive Detectives
Dateline: America Now
Dateline: America Now
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
The Rise & Rise of Shahrukh Khan
The Rise & Rise of Shahrukh Khan
Hard Time
Hard Time
Politicking with Larry King
Politicking with Larry King
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
The New York Times
The New York Times
Stossel
Stossel
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Boom Bust
Boom Bust
Reliable Sources
Reliable Sources
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
The Stream
The Stream
Downtime
Downtime
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley
Extra
Extra
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
Your Bleeped Up Brain
Your Bleeped Up Brain