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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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Dateline
Dateline
CNN Live
CNN Live
20/20
20/20
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
American Greed
American Greed
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Motorweek
Motorweek
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
President Obama's State of the Union Address
President Obama's State of the Union Address
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
Nightline
Nightline
Vice
Vice
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
The Stream
The Stream
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
American Masters
American Masters
Feherty
Feherty
Nick News
Nick News
WSJ Live
WSJ Live
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
State of the Union
State of the Union
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Washington Week
Washington Week
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
Threesome
Threesome
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
The Live Show
The Live Show
E! News
E! News
The New York Times
The New York Times
HuffPost Live Conversations
HuffPost Live Conversations
Fox News Specials
Fox News Specials
Xploration Outer Space
Xploration Outer Space
Red Eye
Red Eye
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley
NASA 360
NASA 360
The Insider
The Insider
Hard Time
Hard Time
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
New York News
New York News
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
The Legacy of MLK
The Legacy of MLK
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Before It's Too Late
Before It's Too Late
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
The High Road With Mario Batali
The High Road With Mario Batali
NBC News Originals
NBC News Originals
The Speeches of President Obama
The Speeches of President Obama
AXS Live
AXS Live
The Big Picture
The Big Picture
Extra
Extra
America Live with Megyn Kelly
America Live with Megyn Kelly
VICE News
VICE News
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
Real News
Real News
Best Week Ever
Best Week Ever
America Now
America Now
National Geographic News
National Geographic News
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