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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CNN Live
CNN Live
Dateline
Dateline
20/20
20/20
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
American Greed
American Greed
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
Motorweek
Motorweek
AXS Live
AXS Live
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Nightline
Nightline
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
VICE News
VICE News
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
The Five
The Five
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
The Stream
The Stream
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
Feherty
Feherty
Primetime
Primetime
Vice
Vice
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Women on Death Row
Women on Death Row
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
Washington Week
Washington Week
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
American Masters
American Masters
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
Extra
Extra
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
New Day
New Day
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Marine Machines
Marine Machines
E! News
E! News
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
Melissa Harris-Perry
Melissa Harris-Perry
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
The Briefing
The Briefing
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
The Royal Wedding
The Royal Wedding
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Reliable Sources
Reliable Sources
Threesome
Threesome
20/20 on ID
20/20 on ID
PoliticsNation
PoliticsNation
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
Red Eye
Red Eye
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
The Live Show
The Live Show
20/20 on OWN
20/20 on OWN
Real News
Real News
America Now
America Now
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
The Insider
The Insider
NewsNation with Tamron Hall
NewsNation with Tamron Hall
Not Exactly News
Not Exactly News
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
Hannity & Colmes
Hannity & Colmes
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
10 O'Clock Live
10 O'Clock Live
The War of the World
The War of the World
America's News HQ
America's News HQ