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
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
20/20
20/20
Dateline
Dateline
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Feherty
Feherty
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
American Greed
American Greed
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Nightline
Nightline
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Sky News Live
Sky News Live
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
Motorweek
Motorweek
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Women on Death Row
Women on Death Row
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Vice
Vice
American Masters
American Masters
Washington Week
Washington Week
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Tornado Chasers
Tornado Chasers
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
Hannity
Hannity
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
The Five
The Five
Beef: The Series
Beef: The Series
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Fox Business Network Live
Fox Business Network Live
Mysteries of the Bible
Mysteries of the Bible
Navy Divers
Navy Divers
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
NASA Television Documentaries
NASA Television Documentaries
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
AXS Live
AXS Live
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
The Stream
The Stream
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
The O'Reilly Factor
The O'Reilly Factor
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
msnbc News
msnbc News
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
Happening Now
Happening Now
Independence Day
Independence Day
Weird News
Weird News
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Closing Bell
Closing Bell
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
ABC World News
ABC World News
Hollywood News
Hollywood News
E! News
E! News
Extra
Extra
New Day
New Day
The Ed Show
The Ed Show
Smerconish
Smerconish
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
Dispatches
Dispatches
20/20 on OWN
20/20 on OWN
Real News
Real News
With All Due Respect
With All Due Respect
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
CBS This Morning: Saturday
CBS This Morning: Saturday
CBS This Morning
CBS This Morning
John King, USA
John King, USA
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Fox Report
Fox Report
The Live Show
The Live Show
Discovery News
Discovery News
Outnumbered
Outnumbered
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
The Lead with Jake Tapper
The Lead with Jake Tapper
Power Lunch
Power Lunch