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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
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
Motorweek
Motorweek
20/20
20/20
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
American Greed
American Greed
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Remembering 9/11
Remembering 9/11
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Threesome
Threesome
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Washington Week
Washington Week
American Masters
American Masters
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
AXS Live
AXS Live
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Inauguration 2013
Inauguration 2013
America Now
America Now
Nightline
Nightline
Historic Campaign Ads
Historic Campaign Ads
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
The Grid
The Grid
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
VICE News
VICE News
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
Feherty
Feherty
Vice
Vice
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
America Live with Megyn Kelly
America Live with Megyn Kelly
Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Los Angeles Times Originals
Los Angeles Times Originals
E! News
E! News
Primetime
Primetime
Just Seen It
Just Seen It
The Situation Room
The Situation Room
Nick News
Nick News
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
Fox Report
Fox Report
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
Cable Highlights
Cable Highlights
WSJ Live
WSJ Live
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
Dateline Crime and Punishment
Dateline Crime and Punishment
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Tavis Smiley Reports
Tavis Smiley Reports
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Red Eye
Red Eye
The Live Show
The Live Show
New York News
New York News
ABC Good Morning America Health
ABC Good Morning America Health
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
PoliticsNation
PoliticsNation
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
Reliable Sources
Reliable Sources
William & Catherine: The Royal Wedding
William & Catherine: The Royal Wedding
Discovery News
Discovery News
Editor
Editor
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
President Obama's State of the Union Address
President Obama's State of the Union Address
The New York Times
The New York Times
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Your Bleeped Up Brain
Your Bleeped Up Brain
The Stream
The Stream
Breaking the Set
Breaking the Set