News TV Shows

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.

20/20
20/20
Dateline
Dateline
American Greed
American Greed
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Five
The Five
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
ABC World News
ABC World News
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Nightline
Nightline
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Motorweek
Motorweek
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
The Young Turks
The Young Turks
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration DIY SCI
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!
Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
¬°Suelta La Sopa!
¡Suelta La Sopa!
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
American Masters
American Masters
The Weekly
The Weekly
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
The Merv Griffin Show
The Merv Griffin Show
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
CNBC Titans
CNBC Titans
Vice
Vice
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Tucker Carlson Tonight
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Copwatch America
Copwatch America
Naturally, Danny Seo
Naturally, Danny Seo
Videofashion News
Videofashion News
The Greg Gutfeld Show
The Greg Gutfeld Show
Noticias Telemundo
Noticias Telemundo
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
CBS This Morning: Saturday
CBS This Morning: Saturday
Women on Death Row
Women on Death Row
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
Beef: The Series
Beef: The Series
Xploration Awesome Planet
Xploration Awesome Planet
Close Quarter Battles
Close Quarter Battles
Biz Kid$
Biz Kid$
The New York Times
The New York Times
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Washington Week
Washington Week
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
CBS This Morning
CBS This Morning
The Ingraham Angle
The Ingraham Angle
Amanpour
Amanpour
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
TODAY Third Hour
TODAY Third Hour
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Xploration Outer Space
Xploration Outer Space
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein
Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
CNN Today
CNN Today
NewsNation with Tamron Hall
NewsNation with Tamron Hall
Democratic Presidential Debate
Democratic Presidential Debate
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Watters World
Watters World
Deadline White House
Deadline White House
Morning Express with Robin Meade
Morning Express with Robin Meade
NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News
Mad Money
Mad Money
Al Rojo Vivo
Al Rojo Vivo
Smerconish
Smerconish
E:60
E:60
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Cuomo Prime Time
Cuomo Prime Time
The Jason Show
The Jason Show
Earth Views
Earth Views
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
News Stream
News Stream
Varney & Company
Varney & Company
FOX & Friends Sunday
FOX & Friends Sunday
Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story
Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story
Newsy
Newsy
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
The Live Show
The Live Show
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Imus in the Morning
Imus in the Morning
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
FOX & Friends Saturday
FOX & Friends Saturday
FOX News Tonight
FOX News Tonight