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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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CNN Live
CNN Live
Dateline
Dateline
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
20/20
20/20
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
Motorweek
Motorweek
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
AXS Live
AXS Live
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
American Greed
American Greed
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
Washington Week
Washington Week
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Threesome
Threesome
Inauguration 2013
Inauguration 2013
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
Nightline
Nightline
Historic Campaign Ads
Historic Campaign Ads
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
The Grid
The Grid
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
The Situation Room
The Situation Room
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
Newsnight
Newsnight
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Vice
Vice
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
America Live with Megyn Kelly
America Live with Megyn Kelly
Red Eye
Red Eye
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
America Now
America Now
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Just Seen It
Just Seen It
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
E! News
E! News
American Masters
American Masters
Cable Highlights
Cable Highlights
Extra
Extra
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
Feherty
Feherty
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
The Royal Wedding
The Royal Wedding
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
Hard Time
Hard Time
WSJ Live
WSJ Live
Decision 2012
Decision 2012
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
Stossel
Stossel
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
Up To The Minute
Up To The Minute
Independence Day
Independence Day
Breaking the Set
Breaking the Set
The Rise & Rise of Shahrukh Khan
The Rise & Rise of Shahrukh Khan
McKenna
McKenna
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
State of the Union: Candy Crowley
State of the Union: Candy Crowley
Politicking with Larry King
Politicking with Larry King
Primetime
Primetime
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
Fox Report
Fox Report
Charlie Rose: The Week
Charlie Rose: The Week
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
NG Live
NG Live
The Big Picture
The Big Picture
Downtime
Downtime
New York News
New York News
Popcorn With Peter Travers
Popcorn With Peter Travers