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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
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
20/20
20/20
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Motorweek
Motorweek
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
American Greed
American Greed
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Washington Week
Washington Week
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Inauguration 2013
Inauguration 2013
Threesome
Threesome
VICE News
VICE News
Historic Campaign Ads
Historic Campaign Ads
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Nightline
Nightline
The Grid
The Grid
Red Eye
Red Eye
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
Feherty
Feherty
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
America Now
America Now
The Live Show
The Live Show
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
E! News
E! News
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Vice
Vice
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
AXS Live
AXS Live
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
American Masters
American Masters
The Situation Room
The Situation Room
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Newsnight
Newsnight
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
Need to Know
Need to Know
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Cable Highlights
Cable Highlights
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Primetime
Primetime
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
Golden Gods Awards
Golden Gods Awards
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
The Rise & Rise of Shahrukh Khan
The Rise & Rise of Shahrukh Khan
America Live with Megyn Kelly
America Live with Megyn Kelly
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Dateline Crime and Punishment
Dateline Crime and Punishment
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
Discovery News
Discovery News
ABC Good Morning America Health
ABC Good Morning America Health
The Stream
The Stream
PoliticsNation
PoliticsNation
Dateline: America Now
Dateline: America Now
The Joy Behar Show
The Joy Behar Show
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
State of the Union: Candy Crowley
State of the Union: Candy Crowley
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
New York News
New York News
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Dan Rather Reports
Dan Rather Reports
Up To The Minute
Up To The Minute
The High Road With Mario Batali
The High Road With Mario Batali
Hollywood News
Hollywood News
Things You Need To Know
Things You Need To Know