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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Dateline
Dateline
CNN Live
CNN Live
20/20
20/20
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
American Greed
American Greed
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Vice
Vice
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
Motorweek
Motorweek
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Nightline
Nightline
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Feherty
Feherty
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
Threesome
Threesome
AXS Live
AXS Live
PoliticsNation
PoliticsNation
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
American Masters
American Masters
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Weekend Today
Weekend Today
With All Due Respect
With All Due Respect
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
Up with Steve Kornacki
Up with Steve Kornacki
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
The Situation Room
The Situation Room
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
VICE News
VICE News
The Briefing
The Briefing
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
The Stream
The Stream
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Fox Report
Fox Report
The Royal Wedding
The Royal Wedding
Reliable Sources
Reliable Sources
The Live Show
The Live Show
Extra
Extra
Real News
Real News
America Now
America Now
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
New York News
New York News
Washington Week
Washington Week
E! News
E! News
20/20 on ID
20/20 on ID
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Hollywood News
Hollywood News
Red Eye
Red Eye
Stossel
Stossel
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
10 O'Clock Live
10 O'Clock Live
Dan Rather Reports
Dan Rather Reports
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Intelligence Squared Debates
Intelligence Squared Debates
Tornado Chasers
Tornado Chasers
The Insider
The Insider
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley