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
Dateline
Dateline
Vice
Vice
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
American Masters
American Masters
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
ABC World News
ABC World News
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Closing Bell
Closing Bell
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
20/20
20/20
American Greed
American Greed
Motorweek
Motorweek
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Vice News Tonight
Vice News Tonight
Feherty
Feherty
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Charlie Rose: The Week
Lost Tapes
CBS News Live
Beyond Belief
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Anderson Cooper 360
ABC World News Now
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
CBS News Sunday Morning
Women on Death Row
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Reliable Sources
Bloomberg Business Live
Hannity
Washington Week
All In With Chris Hayes
Ken Burns' The West
NBC Meet the Press
Tornado Chasers
Inside Edition
Tucker Carlson Tonight
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Evening News
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Noticiero Telemundo
NBC TODAY Show
MSNBC Live
VICE News
Hardball with Chris Matthews
CBS This Morning: Saturday
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Live
Teen Choice Awards
The Young Turks
What Would You Do?
Watters World
Strange Inheritance
GMA Live!
Extra
60 Minutes
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
I Am Woman - Leap of Faith
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Nightly Business Report
Klondike: Quest For Gold
Sea Rescue
ORF Universum Documentaries
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Marine Machines
BrainStuff
Cosmic Vistas
Riffing With
Meet the Press
Xploration Awesome Planet
Phenomena
Xploration Outer Space
Pure Science Specials
The Dave Ramsey Show
Superships
Pure Nature
Dispatches
Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori
The American Veteran
Biz Kid$
Morning Joe
CNN Newsroom Live
Nightline
Up
TMZ Live
Comic-Con 2013
Family Matters with Jo Frost
Imus in the Morning
Fox & Friends First
@katiecouric
Outnumbered
New Day
Young & Gifted
CBS This Morning
Power Lunch