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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
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
CNN Live
CNN Live
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
20/20
20/20
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
American Greed
American Greed
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Motorweek
Motorweek
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
Nightline
Nightline
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Vice
Vice
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
The Stream
The Stream
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
AXS Live
AXS Live
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
The Live Show
The Live Show
VICE News
VICE News
Threesome
Threesome
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Fox Report
Fox Report
Washington Week
Washington Week
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Charlie Rose: The Week
Charlie Rose: The Week
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
E! News
E! News
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
ABC Good Morning America Health
ABC Good Morning America Health
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Red Eye
Red Eye
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
American Masters
American Masters
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
New York News
New York News
Weekend Today
Weekend Today
Feherty
Feherty
America Live with Megyn Kelly
America Live with Megyn Kelly
The Insider
The Insider
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Popcorn With Peter Travers
Popcorn With Peter Travers
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
10 O'Clock Live
10 O'Clock Live
The Speeches of President Obama
The Speeches of President Obama
WSJ Live
WSJ Live
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Real News
Real News
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
Boom Bust
Boom Bust
Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
Hollywood News
Hollywood News
Barack Obama For President 2008
Barack Obama For President 2008
20/20 on OWN
20/20 on OWN
With All Due Respect
With All Due Respect
Airforce
Airforce
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Stossel
Stossel
Weird News
Weird News
The New York Times
The New York Times
America Now
America Now
On The Money
On The Money
Before It's Too Late
Before It's Too Late
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
Nick News
Nick News
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley
The David Susskind Show
The David Susskind Show
Reliable Sources
Reliable Sources
New Day
New Day
The High Road With Mario Batali
The High Road With Mario Batali
Tornado Chasers
Tornado Chasers
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
PoliticsNation
PoliticsNation
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
Vanguard
Vanguard
Hard Time
Hard Time
The Battle of Britain
The Battle of Britain
60 Minutes: Sports & Entertainment
60 Minutes: Sports & Entertainment
HuffPost Live Conversations
HuffPost Live Conversations
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
Clinton Global Initiative
Clinton Global Initiative
Inside the White House
Inside the White House
Primetime
Primetime
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
The Julian Assange Show
The Julian Assange Show
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PopSugar Now
PopSugar Now
National Geographic News
National Geographic News
The Joy Behar Show
The Joy Behar Show
Extra
Extra
The Obama Administration
The Obama Administration
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
The Situation Room
The Situation Room
Aussie Animal Rescue
Aussie Animal Rescue
State of the Union
State of the Union
America Tonight
America Tonight
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
Did You Know?
Did You Know?
Marine Machines
Marine Machines
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Awesome Planet
Xploration Awesome Planet
William & Catherine: The Royal Wedding
William & Catherine: The Royal Wedding
The Alyona Show
The Alyona Show
Lockup Extended Stay: Boston
Lockup Extended Stay: Boston
Daily Planet
Daily Planet
The Gadget Show
The Gadget Show
Mysteries of the Bible
Mysteries of the Bible
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori
Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori
FOX's 25th Anniversary Special
FOX's 25th Anniversary Special
Redacted Tonight
Redacted Tonight
Biz Kid$
Biz Kid$
Dispatches
Dispatches
Cosmic Vistas
Cosmic Vistas
Today's Air Force
Today's Air Force
D.C. Bureau
D.C. Bureau
Money Rocks with Eric Bolling
Money Rocks with Eric Bolling
Charlie Rose 2011
Charlie Rose 2011
The News Hour with Jim Lehrer
The News Hour with Jim Lehrer
Link TV Specials
Link TV Specials
Four Corners
Four Corners
Fox Report Weekend
Fox Report Weekend
Foreign Correspondent (2007)
Foreign Correspondent (2007)
Howcast Food & Drink
Howcast Food & Drink
Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words
Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words
Need to Know
Need to Know
Your Bleeped Up Brain
Your Bleeped Up Brain
Culture Pop
Culture Pop
Cable Highlights
Cable Highlights
Comic-Con 2013
Comic-Con 2013
Soldiers Journal
Soldiers Journal
Fashion Television
Fashion Television
Inside Story
Inside Story
Independence Day
Independence Day
Trophy Life
Trophy Life
Business Book Briefs
Business Book Briefs
The Royal Wedding
The Royal Wedding
Good Afternoon America
Good Afternoon America
State of the Union: Candy Crowley
State of the Union: Candy Crowley
America's News HQ
America's News HQ
Xploration Outer Space
Xploration Outer Space
Transport: e2
Transport: e2
Washington Watch With Roland Martin
Washington Watch With Roland Martin
NBC News Originals
NBC News Originals
Gaiam TV What's Really In Our Food?
Gaiam TV What's Really In Our Food?
Orlando Sentinel Originals
Orlando Sentinel Originals
Weekly With Ed Gordon
Weekly With Ed Gordon
William & Kate: The Royal Wedding
William & Kate: The Royal Wedding
Alicia Menendez Tonight
Alicia Menendez Tonight
Dateline Crime and Punishment
Dateline Crime and Punishment
IGN @ E3
IGN @ E3
West Wing Week
West Wing Week
CINELAN 3 Minute Stories
CINELAN 3 Minute Stories
O'Reilly vs. Stewart 2012
O'Reilly vs. Stewart 2012
Obama's Weekly Addresses
Obama's Weekly Addresses
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Breaking the Set
Breaking the Set
Count It Down
Count It Down
Frontline World
Frontline World