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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.

    Dateline
    Dateline
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
    On The Case With Paula Zahn
    On The Case With Paula Zahn
    American Greed
    American Greed
    Vice
    Vice
    20/20
    20/20
    Noticias Telemundo
    Noticias Telemundo
    Good Morning America
    Good Morning America
    Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
    Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
    American Masters
    American Masters
    MSNBC Live
    MSNBC Live
    What Would You Do?
    What Would You Do?
    Everest: Beyond the Limit
    Everest: Beyond the Limit
    Beyond Belief
    Beyond Belief
    Fox News Live
    Fox News Live
    Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
    Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
    Lost Tapes
    Lost Tapes
    Mysteries of the Bible
    Mysteries of the Bible
    ABC World News
    ABC World News
    Nightline
    Nightline
    Motorweek
    Motorweek
    Ken Burns' The West
    Ken Burns' The West
    Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
    Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
    PBS Newshour
    PBS Newshour
    Feherty
    Feherty
    StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson
    StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Larry King Now
    Larry King Now
    All In With Chris Hayes
    All In With Chris Hayes
    CBS This Morning: Saturday
    CBS This Morning: Saturday
    Strange Inheritance
    Strange Inheritance
    ABC News Live
    ABC News Live
    Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!
    Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!
    Hard Time
    Hard Time
    The Merv Griffin Show
    The Merv Griffin Show
    ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
    ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
    Dan Rather Reports
    Dan Rather Reports
    CNBC Originals
    CNBC Originals
    Face The Nation
    Face The Nation
    CBS Sunday Morning
    CBS Sunday Morning
    Soul of a Nation
    Soul of a Nation
    Wolf
    Wolf
    Tornado Chasers
    Tornado Chasers
    Noticiero Telemundo
    Noticiero Telemundo
    CBS Evening News
    CBS Evening News
    Xploration Outer Space
    Xploration Outer Space
    Reliable Sources
    Reliable Sources
    Washington Week
    Washington Week
    The Weekly
    The Weekly
    With All Due Respect
    With All Due Respect
    Videofashion News
    Videofashion News
    Tucker Carlson Tonight
    Tucker Carlson Tonight
    Pandemic: What You Need to Know
    Pandemic: What You Need to Know
    Wildlife SOS
    Wildlife SOS
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
    Billboard Music Awards
    Billboard Music Awards
    Women on Death Row
    Women on Death Row
    Close Quarter Battles
    Close Quarter Battles
    Onion News Network
    Onion News Network
    Superships
    Superships
    Independence Day
    Independence Day
    AXIOS
    AXIOS
    HDNet World Report
    HDNet World Report
    The Passion
    The Passion
    Marine Machines
    Marine Machines
    BuzzFeed Unsolved: True Crime
    BuzzFeed Unsolved: True Crime
    Bloomberg Business Live
    Bloomberg Business Live
    Pure Nature
    Pure Nature
    NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
    NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
    Airforce
    Airforce
    Harry & Meghan: The Royal Wedding
    Harry & Meghan: The Royal Wedding
    Cari & Jemele: Stick to Sports
    Cari & Jemele: Stick to Sports
    Great Migrations
    Great Migrations
    Naturally, Danny Seo
    Naturally, Danny Seo
    PBS NewsHour Live
    PBS NewsHour Live
    Tom Brokaw Reports
    Tom Brokaw Reports
    60 in 6
    60 in 6
    Earth Day
    Earth Day
    Meet the Press
    Meet the Press
    Weather Underground
    Weather Underground
    Lou Dobbs Tonight
    Lou Dobbs Tonight
    CBSN Originals
    CBSN Originals
    Inside Story
    Inside Story
    Revolt
    Revolt
    Latest Headlines
    Latest Headlines
    Morning Joe
    Morning Joe
    Inside Edition
    Inside Edition
    Amanpour
    Amanpour
    Riffing With
    Riffing With
    NBC TODAY Show
    NBC TODAY Show
    Journey with Dylan Dreyer
    Journey with Dylan Dreyer
    Join or Die with Craig Ferguson
    Join or Die with Craig Ferguson
    The Business of Going Viral
    The Business of Going Viral
    Selma Blair: The Interview
    Selma Blair: The Interview
    Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
    Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
    ABC News Documentaries
    ABC News Documentaries
    E:60
    E:60
    NBC Nightly News
    NBC Nightly News
    TODAY Third Hour
    TODAY Third Hour
    Al Rojo Vivo
    Al Rojo Vivo
    The Five
    The Five