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
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
American Greed
American Greed
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
American Masters
American Masters
Dateline
Dateline
Women on Death Row
Women on Death Row
Vice News Tonight
Vice News Tonight
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
Washington Week
Washington Week
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Vice
Vice
Feherty
Feherty
Xploration Awesome Planet
Xploration Awesome Planet
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
ABC World News
ABC World News
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Lost Tapes
Mad Money
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Naturally, Danny Seo
WE Day
20/20
On The Case With Paula Zahn
All In With Chris Hayes
Motorweek
CNBC Originals
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
The Young Turks
Tavis Smiley
Noticias Telemundo
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Ken Burns' The West
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Beyond Belief
Closing Bell
Lou Dobbs Tonight
The Five
CBS Evening News
Strange Inheritance
PBS NewsHour Live
Biz Kid$
Anderson Cooper 360
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Comic-Con 2013
What Would You Do?
Young & Gifted
60 Minutes
CBS Sunday Morning
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Thomas L. Friedman Reporting: Searching for the Roots of 9/11
I Am Woman - Leap of Faith
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Klondike: Quest For Gold
Sea Rescue
E:60
ORF Universum Documentaries
Fox & Friends
Billboard Music Awards
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Marine Machines
From Freezer to Furnace
Aussie Animal Rescue
BrainStuff
Cosmic Vistas
Riffing With
The Lead with Jake Tapper
Phenomena
Pure Science Specials
Tornado Chasers
Superships
Pure Nature
MSNBC Live
Dispatches
TMZ Live
Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori
The American Veteran
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Smerconish
Noticiero Telemundo
CBS News Sunday Morning
Nightline
Extra
Inside Edition
VICE News
20/20 on OWN
Noticiero Univisión
Real News
Outnumbered
CBS Morning News
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Power Lunch
E! News