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
Vice News Tonight
Vice News Tonight
Dateline
Dateline
Feherty
Feherty
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
American Masters
American Masters
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Vice
Vice
20/20
20/20
American Greed
American Greed
Women on Death Row
Women on Death Row
Closing Bell
Closing Bell
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
Nightline
Nightline
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Lost Tapes
Motorweek
Tornado Chasers
Xploration DIY SCI
Washington Week
CBS News Live
The Young Turks
Beyond Belief
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
What Would You Do?
Naturally, Danny Seo
Sky News Live
CBS Sunday Morning
Charlie Rose: The Week
On The Case With Paula Zahn
ABC World News
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Teen Choice Awards
CBS Sports
Anderson Cooper 360
CNBC Originals
The Partner
Fox Business Network Live
Battleground: North Africa and Italy
Reliable Sources
CBS Evening News
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Hardball with Chris Matthews
@katiecouric
NBC Meet the Press
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
Watters World
CNN Newsroom Live
Strange Inheritance
Meet the Press
The Five
GMA Live!
All In With Chris Hayes
PBS NewsHour Live
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Morning Joe
Smerconish
Noticiero Telemundo
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Fox & Friends
TMZ Live
Inside Edition
CBS News Sunday Morning
E! News
ABC World News Now
VICE News
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
Hannity
AM Joy
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Inside the NFL
NBC TODAY Show
Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!
The Stream
Mad Money
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Weather Underground
The Messy Truth with Van Jones
AXS Live
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
The American Veteran
Nightly Business Report
Special Report
BrainStuff
Xploration Outer Space
Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori
I Am Woman - Leap of Faith
Riffing With
Phenomena
60 Minutes
Tavis Smiley
Barack Obama
TMZ on TV
Marine Machines
Superships