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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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Vice
Vice
Dateline
Dateline
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
American Masters
American Masters
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
20/20
20/20
Washington Week
Washington Week
Tornado Chasers
Tornado Chasers
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
American Greed
American Greed
Naturally, Danny Seo
Naturally, Danny Seo
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Motorweek
Motorweek
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Reliable Sources
Reliable Sources
ABC News Specials
Lost Tapes
AM Joy
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
What Would You Do?
Redacted Tonight
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Xploration Earth 2050
Beyond Belief
Vice News Tonight
Feherty
CNBC Originals
Journey with Dylan Dreyer
Inside Edition
Ed Gordon
Billboard Music Awards
NBC TODAY Show
Noticias Telemundo
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Hardball with Chris Matthews
NBC Meet the Press
ABC World News
The Five
FOX News Tonight
Anderson Cooper 360
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Closing Bell
Xploration Outer Space
Superships
Democracy Now!
Access Hollywood
Young & Gifted
CBS News Sunday Morning
Strange Inheritance
PBS NewsHour Live
Nightline
Comic-Con 2013
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Watters World
ABC World News Now
Mad Money
CBS Sunday Morning
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
VICE News
60 Minutes
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
Thomas L. Friedman Reporting: Searching for the Roots of 9/11
I Am Woman - Leap of Faith
Unexplained
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration Nature Knows Best
The Stream
Noticiero Telemundo
Klondike: Quest For Gold
Sea Rescue
ORF Universum Documentaries
All In With Chris Hayes
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Marine Machines
From Freezer to Furnace
Aussie Animal Rescue
Women on Death Row
BrainStuff
Cosmic Vistas
Riffing With
Larry King Now
Xploration Awesome Planet
Phenomena
Pure Science Specials
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Pure Nature
The Merv Griffin Show
GMA Live!
Dispatches
TMZ Live
Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori
The American Veteran
Extra
Biz Kid$
Secrets of Your Mind