News TV Shows

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.

20/20
20/20
Dateline
Dateline
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Amanpour
Amanpour
American Greed
American Greed
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
The Five
The Five
E:60
E:60
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Mad Money
Mad Money
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Nightline
Nightline
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
American Masters
American Masters
Vice
Vice
Motorweek
Motorweek
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!
Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Cuomo Prime Time
Cuomo Prime Time
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration DIY SCI
Washington Week
Washington Week
AXIOS
AXIOS
The Merv Griffin Show
The Merv Griffin Show
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
The House
The House
Cosmic Vistas
Cosmic Vistas
Onion News Network
Onion News Network
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Marine Machines
Marine Machines
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Revolt
Revolt
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
TMZ Investigates: Tiger King - What Really Went Down?
TMZ Investigates: Tiger King - What Really Went Down?
TODAY Third Hour
TODAY Third Hour
Superships
Superships
Videofashion News
Videofashion News
Copwatch America
Copwatch America
Xploration Outer Space
Xploration Outer Space
Biz Kid$
Biz Kid$
Mysteries of the Bible
Mysteries of the Bible
Fox Business Network Live
Fox Business Network Live
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Reliable Sources
Reliable Sources
The Beat
The Beat
Bloomberg Business Live
Bloomberg Business Live
CNN Town Hall
CNN Town Hall
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
The Ingraham Angle
The Ingraham Angle
The Greg Gutfeld Show
The Greg Gutfeld Show
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
NOW on PBS
NOW on PBS
Navy Divers
Navy Divers
ORF Universum Documentaries
ORF Universum Documentaries
BuzzFeed Unsolved: True Crime
BuzzFeed Unsolved: True Crime
Watters World
Watters World
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Four Corners
Four Corners
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
ABC World News
ABC World News
E! News
E! News
Al Rojo Vivo
Al Rojo Vivo
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
Newsy
Newsy
The Big House
The Big House
Politicking with Larry King
Politicking with Larry King
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
FOX News Tonight
FOX News Tonight
Unexplained
Unexplained
News Stream
News Stream
The New York Times
The New York Times
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
FOX & Friends Saturday
FOX & Friends Saturday
Varney & Company
Varney & Company
Sky News Live
Sky News Live
NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News
CBS This Morning
CBS This Morning
FOX & Friends Sunday
FOX & Friends Sunday
Pandemic: What You Need to Know
Pandemic: What You Need to Know
Noticias Telemundo
Noticias Telemundo
Extra
Extra