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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20/20
20/20
American Greed
American Greed
Dateline
Dateline
ABC World News
ABC World News
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
The Five
The Five
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
Washington Week
Washington Week
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Vice
Vice
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Hard Time
Hard Time
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!
Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
Motorweek
Motorweek
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
Nightline
Nightline
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
American Masters
American Masters
Vice News Tonight
Vice News Tonight
NBC News for Universal Kids
NBC News for Universal Kids
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
The House
The House
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration DIY SCI
ABC News Features
ABC News Features
Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story
Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
The Partner
The Partner
The Big Vote
The Big Vote
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
Dive Detectives
Dive Detectives
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Top 30
Top 30
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Tucker Carlson Tonight
NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
The Stream
The Stream
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
CBS This Morning
CBS This Morning
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
New Day
New Day
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
Cuomo Prime Time
Cuomo Prime Time
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
E:60
E:60
The Jason Show
The Jason Show
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
Deadline White House
Deadline White House
VICE News
VICE News
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
AM Joy
AM Joy
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Mad Money
Mad Money
Morning Express with Robin Meade
Morning Express with Robin Meade
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
The Live Show
The Live Show
Noticias Telemundo
Noticias Telemundo
Wolf
Wolf
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
The Greg Gutfeld Show
The Greg Gutfeld Show
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
The Situation Room with Wolfe Blitzer
The Situation Room with Wolfe Blitzer
Primetime
Primetime
CBS This Morning: Saturday
CBS This Morning: Saturday
Kasie DC
Kasie DC
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape
The Merv Griffin Show
The Merv Griffin Show
Extra
Extra
AXS Live
AXS Live
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Special Report
Special Report
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
Feherty
Feherty
Watters World
Watters World