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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
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
20/20
20/20
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Motorweek
Motorweek
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
American Greed
American Greed
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Washington Week
Washington Week
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Threesome
Threesome
Nightline
Nightline
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Historic Campaign Ads
Historic Campaign Ads
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
AXS Live
AXS Live
The Grid
The Grid
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
WSJ Live
WSJ Live
Nick News
Nick News
The Live Show
The Live Show
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Just Seen It
Just Seen It
E! News
E! News
Extra
Extra
The Situation Room
The Situation Room
American Masters
American Masters
VICE News
VICE News
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Weekend Today
Weekend Today
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize
The Onion Future News
The Onion Future News
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Fox Report
Fox Report
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
The Stream
The Stream
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
Hard Time
Hard Time
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Primetime
Primetime
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
America Now
America Now
Vice
Vice
Four Corners
Four Corners
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
Feherty
Feherty
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
Cosmic Vistas
Cosmic Vistas
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
Frontline World
Frontline World
Red Eye
Red Eye
The New York Times
The New York Times
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Weird News
Weird News
Dateline Crime and Punishment
Dateline Crime and Punishment
New York News
New York News
Biz Kid$
Biz Kid$
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Breaking the Set
Breaking the Set
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
The Royal Wedding
The Royal Wedding
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards