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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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60 Minutes
60 Minutes
Dateline
Dateline
CNN Live
CNN Live
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
20/20
20/20
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Motorweek
Motorweek
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
American Greed
American Greed
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Threesome
Threesome
ABC This Week
ABC This Week
Washington Week
Washington Week
Inauguration 2013
Inauguration 2013
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Nightline
Nightline
Historic Campaign Ads
Historic Campaign Ads
AXS Live
AXS Live
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
The Grid
The Grid
American Masters
American Masters
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
The Live Show
The Live Show
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Extra
Extra
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
WSJ Live
WSJ Live
Vice
Vice
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
VICE News
VICE News
The Stream
The Stream
CNN Presents
CNN Presents
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
60 Minutes on ID
60 Minutes on ID
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Outnumbered (FOX News)
Weekend Today
Weekend Today
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
The Situation Room
The Situation Room
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
Nick News
Nick News
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Fox Report
Fox Report
Moyers & Company
Moyers & Company
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
The Onion Future News
The Onion Future News
Feherty
Feherty
Primetime
Primetime
Just Seen It
Just Seen It
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
America Now
America Now
Newsnight
Newsnight
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Discovery News
Discovery News
Biz Kid$
Biz Kid$
Cosmic Vistas
Cosmic Vistas
Red Eye
Red Eye
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
NBC News Specials
NBC News Specials
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points
Hard Time
Hard Time
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
E! News
E! News
William & Catherine: The Royal Wedding
William & Catherine: The Royal Wedding
With All Due Respect
With All Due Respect
Stossel
Stossel
New York News
New York News
Frontline World
Frontline World
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
@katiecouric
@katiecouric
PoliticsNation
PoliticsNation
Special Report with Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
Dateline Crime and Punishment
Dateline Crime and Punishment
National Geographic News
National Geographic News