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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CNN Live
CNN Live
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
Dateline
Dateline
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Nightline
Nightline
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
20/20
20/20
The O'Reilly Factor
The O'Reilly Factor
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
msnbc News
msnbc News
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
American Greed
American Greed
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Five
The Five
Motorweek
Motorweek
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
BBC Six O'Clock News
BBC Six O'Clock News
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Presidential Debate 08
Presidential Debate 08
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
ABC World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Sky News Live
Sky News Live
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
E! News
E! News
AXS Live
AXS Live
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
Hannity
Hannity
Changing America
Changing America
New York News
New York News
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
The Live Show
The Live Show
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
On The Record with Greta Van Susteren
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
VICE News
VICE News
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
America Live with Megyn Kelly
America Live with Megyn Kelly
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
Extra
Extra
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
msnbc Live with Thomas Roberts
msnbc Live with Thomas Roberts
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Fox Report
Fox Report
Threesome
Threesome
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
The Great Debate
The Great Debate
10 O'Clock Live
10 O'Clock Live
Charlie Rose: The Week
Charlie Rose: The Week
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
American Masters
American Masters
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
Vice
Vice
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
The Stream
The Stream
Special Report
Special Report
Weekend Today
Weekend Today
With All Due Respect
With All Due Respect
Women on Death Row
Women on Death Row
President Obama's State of the Union Address
President Obama's State of the Union Address
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Hard Time
Hard Time
Feherty
Feherty
Reliable Sources
Reliable Sources