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
American Greed
American Greed
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
ABC World News
ABC World News
Washington Week
Washington Week
Motorweek
Motorweek
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
American Masters
American Masters
Vice
Vice
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
E:60
E:60
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Vice News Tonight
Vice News Tonight
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration Outer Space
Xploration Outer Space
Kasie DC
Kasie DC
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
Feherty
Feherty
Nightline
Nightline
Biz Kid$
Biz Kid$
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Tucker Carlson Tonight
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
Naturally, Danny Seo
Naturally, Danny Seo
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
Cuomo Prime Time
Cuomo Prime Time
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
20/20
20/20
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
The Five
The Five
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
The Greg Gutfeld Show
The Greg Gutfeld Show
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
The Royal Wedding
The Royal Wedding
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
State of the Union
State of the Union
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!
Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!
Mad Money
Mad Money
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
Extra
Extra
Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story
Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story
Road Map
Road Map
The Cycle
The Cycle
Special Report
Special Report
Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends
Hannity
Hannity
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Noticias Telemundo
Noticias Telemundo
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Outnumbered
Outnumbered
Deadline White House
Deadline White House
TMZ on TV
TMZ on TV
Tornado Chasers
Tornado Chasers
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
Navy Divers
Navy Divers
Hollywood News
Hollywood News
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
New Day
New Day
CBS This Morning
CBS This Morning
Power Lunch
Power Lunch
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
ABC World News Now
ABC World News Now
VICE News
VICE News
20/20 on OWN
20/20 on OWN
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Smerconish
Smerconish
DailyMailTV
DailyMailTV
The Situation Room with Wolfe Blitzer
The Situation Room with Wolfe Blitzer
Cronicas de Sabado
Cronicas de Sabado
The McLaughlin Group
The McLaughlin Group
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
The Live Show
The Live Show
Women on Death Row
Women on Death Row
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Hard Time
Hard Time
Intelligence Squared Debates
Intelligence Squared Debates
Weather Underground
Weather Underground
Dan Rather Reports
Dan Rather Reports
Golf Central
Golf Central