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.

About This Genre
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
20/20
20/20
Dateline
Dateline
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
American Masters
American Masters
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
Women on Death Row
Women on Death Row
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Nightline
Nightline
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Vice News Tonight
Vice News Tonight
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
ABC World News
ABC World News
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Vice
Vice
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration DIY SCI
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
American Greed
American Greed
Washington Week
Washington Week
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
Motorweek
Motorweek
Biz Kid$
Biz Kid$
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Naturally, Danny Seo
Naturally, Danny Seo
Sky News Live
Sky News Live
Charlie Rose: The Week
Charlie Rose: The Week
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Feherty
Feherty
Charlie Rose 2011
Charlie Rose 2011
Hollywood Today Live
Hollywood Today Live
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Tucker Carlson Tonight
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Noticiero Telemundo
Noticiero Telemundo
Closing Bell
Closing Bell
Hannity
Hannity
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
A Brief History
A Brief History
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
The Five
The Five
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Presidential Press Conferences
Presidential Press Conferences
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
VICE News
VICE News
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
Weekend Today
Weekend Today
Watters World
Watters World
The Presidential Inauguration
The Presidential Inauguration
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
CBS This Morning
CBS This Morning
Noticiero UnivisiĆ³n
Noticiero Univisión
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
State of the Union
State of the Union
AXS Live
AXS Live
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
The Situation Room with Wolfe Blitzer
The Situation Room with Wolfe Blitzer
Outnumbered
Outnumbered
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
Smerconish
Smerconish
Xploration Outer Space
Xploration Outer Space
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
Marine Machines
Marine Machines
Superships
Superships
Pure Nature
Pure Nature
ORF Universum Documentaries
ORF Universum Documentaries
Klondike: Quest For Gold
Klondike: Quest For Gold
Cosmic Vistas
Cosmic Vistas
Thomas L. Friedman Reporting: Searching for the Roots of 9/11
Thomas L. Friedman Reporting: Searching for the Roots of 9/11