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
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Nightline
Nightline
Dateline
Dateline
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
20/20
20/20
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
American Greed
American Greed
Vice
Vice
Motorweek
Motorweek
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Tornado Chasers
Tornado Chasers
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
American Masters
American Masters
Feherty
Feherty
msnbc News
msnbc News
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
Washington Week
Washington Week
With All Due Respect
With All Due Respect
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
Hannity
Hannity
The Five
The Five
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Charlie Rose: The Week
Charlie Rose: The Week
America Live with Megyn Kelly
America Live with Megyn Kelly
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
CBS This Morning
CBS This Morning
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson
msnbc Live with Thomas Roberts
msnbc Live with Thomas Roberts
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
E! News
E! News
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
CBS Morning News
CBS Morning News
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
The O'Reilly Factor
The O'Reilly Factor
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
Outnumbered
Outnumbered
Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
CBS This Morning: Saturday
CBS This Morning: Saturday
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
The Stream
The Stream
Extra
Extra
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
New York News
New York News
AXS Live
AXS Live
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
Hollywood News
Hollywood News
Fox Report
Fox Report
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
The Live Show
The Live Show
Special Report
Special Report
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
Weird News
Weird News
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
101
101
Sky News Live
Sky News Live
Smerconish
Smerconish