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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Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
The Royal Wedding
The Royal Wedding
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Dateline
Dateline
American Greed
American Greed
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
Motorweek
Motorweek
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
Washington Week
Washington Week
Vice
Vice
Nightline
Nightline
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
American Masters
American Masters
ABC News Live
ABC News Live
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Feherty
Feherty
Redacted Tonight
Redacted Tonight
Naturally, Danny Seo
Naturally, Danny Seo
Xploration Outer Space
Xploration Outer Space
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Tucker Carlson Tonight
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
CNBC Originals
CNBC Originals
Wilderness Vet
Wilderness Vet
Kasie DC
Kasie DC
20/20
20/20
A Murder on Orchard Street
A Murder on Orchard Street
ABC News Specials
ABC News Specials
The Big Picture
The Big Picture
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Vice News Tonight
Vice News Tonight
Reliable Sources
Reliable Sources
Hard Time
Hard Time
Biz Kid$
Biz Kid$
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
Strange Inheritance
Strange Inheritance
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS Sunday Morning
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
ABC World News
ABC World News
The Greg Gutfeld Show
The Greg Gutfeld Show
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
William & Kate: The Royal Wedding
William & Kate: The Royal Wedding
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Morning Joe
Morning Joe
All In With Chris Hayes
All In With Chris Hayes
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
Special Report
Special Report
New Day
New Day
Deadline White House
Deadline White House
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
The Five
The Five
Noticias Telemundo
Noticias Telemundo
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
PBS NewsHour Weekend
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Nightly Business Report
Nightly Business Report
Sea Rescue
Sea Rescue
PBS NewsHour Live
PBS NewsHour Live
Hannity
Hannity
The Dave Ramsey Show
The Dave Ramsey Show
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
Inside the Royal Wedding
Inside the Royal Wedding
Hugh Hewitt
Hugh Hewitt
Fox & Friends First
Fox & Friends First
State of the Union
State of the Union
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Boom Bust
Boom Bust
Independence Day
Independence Day
Mad Money
Mad Money
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
The Story with Martha MacCallum
The Story with Martha MacCallum
Morning Express with Robin Meade
Morning Express with Robin Meade
Secrets of Your Mind
Secrets of Your Mind
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
The Grid
The Grid
CBS This Morning: Saturday
CBS This Morning: Saturday
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
William & Kate: A Royal Arrival
William & Kate: A Royal Arrival
Sky News Live
Sky News Live
Options Action
Options Action
CBS This Morning
CBS This Morning
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Power Lunch
Power Lunch
Squawk Alley
Squawk Alley
FOX & Friends Sunday
FOX & Friends Sunday
Extra
Extra
Fantasy Forecast
Fantasy Forecast
The Do Something Awards
The Do Something Awards
Vietnam Symphony
Vietnam Symphony