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
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Dateline
Dateline
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
20/20
20/20
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
American Greed
American Greed
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Nightline
Nightline
Vice
Vice
Threesome
Threesome
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Motorweek
Motorweek
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
msnbc News
msnbc News
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Extra
Extra
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Feherty
Feherty
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
Tornado Chasers
Tornado Chasers
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Washington Week
Washington Week
Red Eye
Red Eye
Special Report
Special Report
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Women on Death Row
Women on Death Row
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
With All Due Respect
With All Due Respect
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
The Glenn Beck Program
The Glenn Beck Program
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
The Passion
The Passion
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Hannity
Hannity
E! News
E! News
The Five
The Five
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
msnbc Live with Thomas Roberts
msnbc Live with Thomas Roberts
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Biz Kid$
Biz Kid$
Need to Know
Need to Know
Mysteries of the Bible
Mysteries of the Bible
Intelligence Squared Debates
Intelligence Squared Debates
The Merv Griffin Show
The Merv Griffin Show
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
The Stream
The Stream
The O'Reilly Factor
The O'Reilly Factor
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
BBC Six O'Clock News
BBC Six O'Clock News
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
CBS Morning News
CBS Morning News
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
AXS Live
AXS Live
Outnumbered
Outnumbered
Sky News Live
Sky News Live
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
The Live Show
The Live Show
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
America Live with Megyn Kelly
America Live with Megyn Kelly