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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
20/20
20/20
CNN Live
CNN Live
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
American Greed
American Greed
Motorweek
Motorweek
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Vice
Vice
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Threesome
Threesome
Nightline
Nightline
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Red Eye
Red Eye
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
The Stream
The Stream
AXS Live
AXS Live
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
E! News
E! News
Washington Week
Washington Week
VICE News
VICE News
The Live Show
The Live Show
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
American Masters
American Masters
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
Barack Obama For President 2008
Barack Obama For President 2008
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
New York News
New York News
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Feherty
Feherty
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
Fox Report
Fox Report
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Extra
Extra
Weird News
Weird News
Breaking the Set
Breaking the Set
Boom Bust
Boom Bust
Big Morning Buzz Live
Big Morning Buzz Live
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
Before It's Too Late
Before It's Too Late
Did You Know?
Did You Know?
Presidents Day
Presidents Day
Tornado Chasers
Tornado Chasers
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
The Situation Room
The Situation Room
The High Road With Mario Batali
The High Road With Mario Batali
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Nick News
Nick News
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
Moneytrack
Moneytrack
The New York Times
The New York Times
Intelligence Squared Debates
Intelligence Squared Debates
The Insider
The Insider
Real News
Real News
Navy Divers
Navy Divers
PoliticsNation
PoliticsNation
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
Mysteries of the Bible
Mysteries of the Bible
Weekend Today
Weekend Today
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
WSJ Live
WSJ Live