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
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
American Greed
American Greed
Dateline
Dateline
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
American Masters
American Masters
Did You Know?
Did You Know?
Tornado Chasers
Tornado Chasers
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
Naturally, Danny Seo
Naturally, Danny Seo
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
ABC World News
ABC World News
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Nightline
Nightline
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Motorweek
PBS Newshour
CBS News Live
Tavis Smiley
Washington Week
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Kasie DC
Feherty
ABC News Specials
Tucker Carlson Tonight
ABC News Live
Vice News Tonight
The Big Picture
Redacted Tonight
Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story
CBS Evening News
The Merv Griffin Show
Strange Inheritance
Inside Edition
CNBC Originals
Meet the Press
The Young Turks
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Ken Burns' The West
E:60
CBS News Sunday Morning
Sea Rescue
Vice
NBC TODAY Show
CBS This Morning
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Morning Joe
Klondike: Quest For Gold
Women on Death Row
Xploration Outer Space
Pure Science Specials
Xploration Earth 2050
FOX News Tonight
Biz Kid$
The Passion
CBS Sunday Morning
Noticiero Telemundo
I Love Movies
Hardball with Chris Matthews
PBS NewsHour Live
The Five
TMZ Live
Anderson Cooper 360
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
The Greg Gutfeld Show
Special Report
Deadline White House
VICE News
60 Minutes
Breaking the Set
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
Thomas L. Friedman Reporting: Searching for the Roots of 9/11
I Am Woman - Leap of Faith
Ed Gordon
Unexplained
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
ORF Universum Documentaries
Road Map
All In With Chris Hayes
Access Hollywood
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Young & Gifted
Marine Machines
From Freezer to Furnace
Aussie Animal Rescue
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
BrainStuff
Videofashion News
Cosmic Vistas
Riffing With
Larry King Now
Hannity
Closing Bell
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