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.

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Fox News Live
Fox News Live
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
20/20
20/20
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Dateline
Dateline
ABC World News
ABC World News
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Nightline
Nightline
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Motorweek
Motorweek
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
American Greed
American Greed
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
With All Due Respect
With All Due Respect
Washington Week
Washington Week
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
Women on Death Row
Women on Death Row
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Feherty
Feherty
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
American Masters
American Masters
Xploration Outer Space
Xploration Outer Space
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
Sky News Live
Sky News Live
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Hannity
Hannity
Noticiero Telemundo
Noticiero Telemundo
AXS Live
AXS Live
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
Fox & Friends First
Fox & Friends First
Naturally, Danny Seo
Naturally, Danny Seo
Vice News Tonight
Vice News Tonight
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
You Can Do Better
You Can Do Better
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Noticiero Univisión
Noticiero Univisión
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Presidential Press Conferences
Presidential Press Conferences
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
Al rojo vivo con María Celeste
Al rojo vivo con María Celeste
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Young & Gifted
Young & Gifted
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
The Five
The Five
Watters World
Watters World
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
Barack Obama's Inaugural Speech
Barack Obama's Inaugural Speech
Independence Day
Independence Day
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
E! News
E! News
Charlie Rose: The Week
Charlie Rose: The Week
Extra
Extra
Redacted Tonight
Redacted Tonight
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
Vice
Vice
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
CBS Morning News
CBS Morning News
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Outnumbered
Outnumbered
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
Closing Bell
Closing Bell
Morning Express with Robin Meade
Morning Express with Robin Meade
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
The O'Reilly Factor
The O'Reilly Factor
Red Eye
Red Eye
Mysteries of the Bible
Mysteries of the Bible
Inside the White House
Inside the White House
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
The Stream
The Stream
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
20/20 on OWN
20/20 on OWN
Special Report
Special Report