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
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Dateline
Dateline
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
American Masters
American Masters
American Greed
American Greed
Washington Week
Washington Week
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
Naturally, Danny Seo
Naturally, Danny Seo
ABC World News
ABC World News
20/20
20/20
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
Motorweek
Motorweek
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
Nightline
Nightline
Feherty
Lost Tapes
CBS News Live
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story
Ken Burns' The West
PBS Newshour
The Live Show
NBC TODAY Show
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Tucker Carlson Tonight
CNBC Originals
Noches con Platanito
ABC News Live
Intelligence Squared Debates
FOX News Tonight
PBS NewsHour Live
Strange Inheritance
Mad Money
Redacted Tonight
Wilderness Vet
Meet the Press
ABC News Specials
Inside Edition
Sky News Live
Extra
Xploration Nature Knows Best
CBS News Sunday Morning
State of the Union
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
E:60
Ed Gordon
Sea Rescue
Did You Know?
CBS Evening News
Aussie Animal Rescue
Xploration Outer Space
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Biz Kid$
Anderson Cooper 360
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
All In With Chris Hayes
TMZ Live
Morning Joe
GMA Live!
Morning Express with Robin Meade
CBS Sunday Morning
Nightly Business Report
Access Hollywood
Watters World
The Five
BrainStuff
VICE News
60 Minutes
PBS NewsHour Weekend
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
The Joy Behar Show
The Young Turks
Vice News Tonight
Klondike: Quest For Gold
Hardball with Chris Matthews
ORF Universum Documentaries
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Top 30
Marine Machines
From Freezer to Furnace
Women on Death Row
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Videofashion News
Cosmic Vistas
Riffing With
Larry King Now
Closing Bell
Xploration Awesome Planet
Phenomena
Pure Science Specials
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story