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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
20/20
20/20
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
Motorweek
Motorweek
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
American Greed
American Greed
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
E! News
E! News
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
Nightline
Nightline
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Historic Campaign Ads
Historic Campaign Ads
Feherty
Feherty
Washington Week
Washington Week
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Vice
Vice
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
Threesome
Threesome
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Red Eye
Red Eye
Big Morning Buzz Live
Big Morning Buzz Live
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
Extra
Extra
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
The New York Times
The New York Times
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Newsnight
Newsnight
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
The Stream
The Stream
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
American Masters
American Masters
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
Vanguard
Vanguard
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
Fox Report
Fox Report
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize
Weekend Today
Weekend Today
The Situation Room
The Situation Room
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
Stossel
Stossel
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
VICE News
VICE News
Discovery News
Discovery News
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
New Day
New Day
Primetime
Primetime
Nick News
Nick News
Breaking the Set
Breaking the Set
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
WSJ Live
WSJ Live
The High Road With Mario Batali
The High Road With Mario Batali
Just Seen It
Just Seen It
Aussie Animal Rescue
Aussie Animal Rescue
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
AXS Live
AXS Live
Up To The Minute
Up To The Minute
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Audibles
Audibles
New York News
New York News
State of the Union: Candy Crowley
State of the Union: Candy Crowley
Weird News
Weird News
The Big Picture
The Big Picture
NASA 360
NASA 360
Four Corners
Four Corners
The Live Show
The Live Show
Onion News Network
Onion News Network