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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
20/20
20/20
CNN Live
CNN Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
American Greed
American Greed
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Motorweek
Motorweek
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
AXS Live
AXS Live
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Vice
Vice
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
Nightline
Nightline
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
American Masters
American Masters
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Feherty
Feherty
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
TMZ Chatter
TMZ Chatter
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Newsnight
Newsnight
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Red Eye
Red Eye
The Stream
The Stream
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Threesome
Threesome
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
Washington Week
Washington Week
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
The Situation Room
The Situation Room
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Airforce
Airforce
Before It's Too Late
Before It's Too Late
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
The High Road With Mario Batali
The High Road With Mario Batali
With All Due Respect
With All Due Respect
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
Nick News
Nick News
The Live Show
The Live Show
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
New York News
New York News
Earth Day
Earth Day
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
VICE News
VICE News
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
ABC Good Morning America Health
ABC Good Morning America Health
E! News
E! News
The New York Times
The New York Times
NowThisNews
NowThisNews
America Now
America Now
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
PoliticsNation
PoliticsNation
The Insider
The Insider
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
America Live with Megyn Kelly
America Live with Megyn Kelly
Barack Obama For President 2008
Barack Obama For President 2008
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Popcorn With Peter Travers
Popcorn With Peter Travers
Hard Time
Hard Time
The Obama Administration
The Obama Administration
Lockup Extended Stay: Boston
Lockup Extended Stay: Boston
Cosmic Vistas
Cosmic Vistas
Pure Science Specials
Pure Science Specials
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
D.C. Bureau
D.C. Bureau
Reliable Sources
Reliable Sources
Your Bleeped Up Brain
Your Bleeped Up Brain
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Boom Bust
Boom Bust
Extra
Extra
20/20 on OWN
20/20 on OWN
Fox Report Weekend
Fox Report Weekend
Today's Air Force
Today's Air Force
Weekend Today
Weekend Today
Tornado Chasers
Tornado Chasers
Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori
Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori
Business Book Briefs
Business Book Briefs
Hannity & Colmes
Hannity & Colmes
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
Barack Obama's Inaugural Speech
Barack Obama's Inaugural Speech
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
President Obama's State of the Union Address
President Obama's State of the Union Address
Stossel
Stossel
Fashion Television
Fashion Television
Vanguard
Vanguard
The David Susskind Show
The David Susskind Show
Money Rocks with Eric Bolling
Money Rocks with Eric Bolling
Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
The Beat
The Beat
Fox Report
Fox Report
Meeting of the Minds
Meeting of the Minds
Weird News
Weird News
Weekly With Ed Gordon
Weekly With Ed Gordon
Mysteries of the Bible
Mysteries of the Bible
10 O'Clock Live
10 O'Clock Live
The Royal Jewels
The Royal Jewels
The Speeches of President Obama
The Speeches of President Obama
Dispatches
Dispatches
CINELAN 3 Minute Stories
CINELAN 3 Minute Stories
The Big House
The Big House
Dan Rather Reports
Dan Rather Reports
Marine Machines
Marine Machines
Four Corners
Four Corners
Inside Story
Inside Story
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Transport: e2
Transport: e2
60 Minutes: Business
60 Minutes: Business
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Good Afternoon America
Good Afternoon America
The Big Picture
The Big Picture
Charlie Rose 2013
Charlie Rose 2013
Howcast Food & Drink
Howcast Food & Drink
Comic-Con 2013
Comic-Con 2013
Culture Pop
Culture Pop
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Intelligence Squared Debates
Intelligence Squared Debates
Listening Post
Listening Post
20/20 on ID
20/20 on ID
Soldiers Journal
Soldiers Journal
Trophy Life
Trophy Life
Real News
Real News
MLB Whiparound
MLB Whiparound
New Day
New Day
WSJ Live
WSJ Live
Xploration Awesome Planet
Xploration Awesome Planet
Xploration Outer Space
Xploration Outer Space
HuffPost Live Conversations
HuffPost Live Conversations
Gaiam TV What's Really In Our Food?
Gaiam TV What's Really In Our Food?
Orlando Sentinel Originals
Orlando Sentinel Originals
Strange Inheritance: Unpacked
Strange Inheritance: Unpacked
Downtime
Downtime
Dog & Pony
Dog & Pony
Earth Day 2008
Earth Day 2008
The Grapevine w/ Brit Hume
The Grapevine w/ Brit Hume
Hollywood News
Hollywood News
National Geographic News
National Geographic News
NBC News On Stage
NBC News On Stage
NBC News Time Capsule
NBC News Time Capsule
Scarborough Country
Scarborough Country
Tom Brokaw Reports
Tom Brokaw Reports
Countdown With Keith Olbermann
Countdown With Keith Olbermann
Obama's Weekly Addresses
Obama's Weekly Addresses
Dateline Crime and Punishment
Dateline Crime and Punishment
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
Independence Day
Independence Day
Focus Earth with Bob Woodruff
Focus Earth with Bob Woodruff
The Eagle Has Landed
The Eagle Has Landed
The Wanted
The Wanted
Comic-Con 2009 San Diego
Comic-Con 2009 San Diego
infoMania
infoMania
The News Hour with Jim Lehrer
The News Hour with Jim Lehrer
Christmas in Washington
Christmas in Washington
The Daily Rundown
The Daily Rundown
Tavis Smiley Reports
Tavis Smiley Reports
The Balancing Act
The Balancing Act
Best Week Ever
Best Week Ever
The Great Debate
The Great Debate
Your Questions Your Money
Your Questions Your Money
Daily Planet
Daily Planet
John King, USA
John King, USA
Is It Possible?
Is It Possible?
ABC Brian Ross Investigates
ABC Brian Ross Investigates