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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60 Minutes
60 Minutes
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
Dateline
Dateline
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
20/20
20/20
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
American Greed
American Greed
Nightline
Nightline
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Motorweek
Motorweek
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
Feherty
Feherty
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Noticiero Telemundo
Noticiero Telemundo
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
Vice
Vice
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
American Masters
American Masters
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Women on Death Row
Women on Death Row
Noticiero UnivisiĆ³n
Noticiero Univisión
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Navy Divers
Navy Divers
Bloomberg Business Live
Bloomberg Business Live
Fox Business Network Live
Fox Business Network Live
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Washington Week
Washington Week
Reliable Sources
Reliable Sources
ABC Good Morning America Health
ABC Good Morning America Health
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Redacted Tonight
Redacted Tonight
Xploration Outer Space
Xploration Outer Space
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Hannity
Hannity
Closing Bell
Closing Bell
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
Weird News
Weird News
The Stream
The Stream
The Five
The Five
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
ABC World News
ABC World News
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Mad Money
Mad Money
Hollywood News
Hollywood News
CBS Morning News
CBS Morning News
Happening Now
Happening Now
The O'Reilly Factor
The O'Reilly Factor
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
AXS Live
AXS Live
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
The Situation Room
The Situation Room
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
With All Due Respect
With All Due Respect
msnbc News
msnbc News
Smerconish
Smerconish
Power Lunch
Power Lunch
Wolf
Wolf
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Special Report
Special Report
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Sky News Live
Sky News Live
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
CBS This Morning: Saturday
CBS This Morning: Saturday
Fox Report
Fox Report
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
New York News
New York News
Independence Day
Independence Day