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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Dateline
Dateline
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
20/20
20/20
American Greed
American Greed
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
ABC World News
ABC World News
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Washington Week
Washington Week
Vice News Tonight
Vice News Tonight
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Motorweek
Motorweek
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration DIY SCI
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
Wilderness Vet
Wilderness Vet
Vice
Vice
Hard Time
Hard Time
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Tucker Carlson Tonight
American Masters
American Masters
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
The Five
The Five
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
BrainStuff
BrainStuff
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
The Greg Gutfeld Show
The Greg Gutfeld Show
The Royal Wedding
The Royal Wedding
Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!
Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS This Morning
CBS This Morning
Wolf
Wolf
Morning Express with Robin Meade
Morning Express with Robin Meade
Extra
Extra
Mad Money
Mad Money
Watters World
Watters World
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
Cuomo Prime Time
Cuomo Prime Time
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
The Jason Show
The Jason Show
Nightline
Nightline
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
New Day
New Day
Naturally, Danny Seo
Naturally, Danny Seo
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Redacted Tonight
Redacted Tonight
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
CBS This Morning: Saturday
CBS This Morning: Saturday
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
The Live Show
The Live Show
NewsWatch
NewsWatch
AM Joy
AM Joy
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
FOX News Tonight
FOX News Tonight
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
American Rifleman TV
American Rifleman TV
Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield
Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield
Special Report
Special Report
Fox & Friends First
Fox & Friends First
E:60
E:60
Feherty
Feherty
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Up
Up
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Weather Center Live
Weather Center Live
VICE News
VICE News
20/20 on OWN
20/20 on OWN
The Story with Martha MacCallum
The Story with Martha MacCallum
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
Smerconish
Smerconish
Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story
Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story
Reliable Sources
Reliable Sources
The Situation Room with Wolfe Blitzer
The Situation Room with Wolfe Blitzer
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Caught On Tape
Caught On Tape