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
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Vice
Vice
CNN Live
CNN Live
20/20
20/20
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
American Greed
American Greed
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
AXS Live
AXS Live
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
Nightline
Nightline
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Motorweek
Motorweek
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Threesome
Threesome
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Feherty
Feherty
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Tornado Chasers
Tornado Chasers
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
American Masters
American Masters
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Washington Week
Washington Week
The Stream
The Stream
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Planet In Peril
Planet In Peril
Airforce
Airforce
Big Morning Buzz Live
Big Morning Buzz Live
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
The High Road With Mario Batali
The High Road With Mario Batali
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
Newsnight
Newsnight
Real News
Real News
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Fox Report
Fox Report
Nick News
Nick News
Audibles
Audibles
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
The Live Show
The Live Show
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
E! News
E! News
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
HuffPost Live Conversations
HuffPost Live Conversations
With All Due Respect
With All Due Respect
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
Red Eye
Red Eye
Primetime
Primetime
Meeting of the Minds
Meeting of the Minds
10 O'Clock Live
10 O'Clock Live
Boom Bust
Boom Bust
NowThisNews
NowThisNews
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
America Now
America Now
On The Money
On The Money
New Day
New Day
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
National Geographic News
National Geographic News
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
Best Week Ever
Best Week Ever
ABC Good Morning America Health
ABC Good Morning America Health
Vanguard
Vanguard
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
The Do Something Awards
The Do Something Awards