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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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Dateline
Dateline
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
CNN Live
CNN Live
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
20/20
20/20
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Motorweek
Motorweek
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
American Greed
American Greed
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Washington Week
Washington Week
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Nightline
Nightline
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Vice
Vice
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Historic Campaign Ads
Historic Campaign Ads
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
AXS Live
AXS Live
Threesome
Threesome
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
The Stream
The Stream
Extra
Extra
E! News
E! News
WSJ Live
WSJ Live
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
American Masters
American Masters
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
The Situation Room
The Situation Room
Just Seen It
Just Seen It
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Red Eye
Red Eye
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Nick News
Nick News
Breaking the Set
Breaking the Set
Feherty
Feherty
The Onion Future News
The Onion Future News
VICE News
VICE News
The New York Times
The New York Times
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
Biz Kid$
Biz Kid$
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
Weekend Today
Weekend Today
Primetime
Primetime
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
Hard Time
Hard Time
Boom Bust
Boom Bust
Weekly With Ed Gordon
Weekly With Ed Gordon
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
60 Minutes: Sports & Entertainment
60 Minutes: Sports & Entertainment
Fox Report
Fox Report
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
New York News
New York News
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Inside Story
Inside Story
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
National Geographic News
National Geographic News
America Now
America Now
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
New Day
New Day
The Live Show
The Live Show
Xploration Awesome Planet
Xploration Awesome Planet
Link TV Specials
Link TV Specials
Up To The Minute
Up To The Minute
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
Four Corners
Four Corners