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
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Vice News Tonight
Vice News Tonight
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
American Masters
American Masters
Dateline
Dateline
Washington Week
Washington Week
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
American Greed
American Greed
ABC World News
ABC World News
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration DIY SCI
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Motorweek
Motorweek
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Redacted Tonight
Redacted Tonight
Lost Tapes
Inside the NFL
Vice
20/20
Morning Joe
The Merv Griffin Show
Inside Edition
ABC News Specials
Naturally, Danny Seo
Journey with Dylan Dreyer
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Billboard Music Awards
Tornado Chasers
Tucker Carlson Tonight
PBS NewsHour Live
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
All In With Chris Hayes
Access Hollywood
CBS News Sunday Morning
Strange Inheritance
NBC Meet the Press
Ed Gordon
Sea Rescue
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Women on Death Row
Larry King Now
Xploration Outer Space
Mad Money
VICE News
Anderson Cooper 360
CBS Sunday Morning
The Stream
Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Tavis Smiley
TMZ Live
Extra
60 Minutes
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Thomas L. Friedman Reporting: Searching for the Roots of 9/11
I Am Woman - Leap of Faith
Unexplained
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Klondike: Quest For Gold
E:60
ORF Universum Documentaries
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Young & Gifted
Marine Machines
From Freezer to Furnace
Aussie Animal Rescue
BrainStuff
Cosmic Vistas
MTP Daily
Riffing With
Closing Bell
Deadline White House
Xploration Awesome Planet
Phenomena
Pure Science Specials
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Superships
Pure Nature
Dispatches
Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori
CNN Newsroom with Ana Cabrera
The American Veteran
Biz Kid$
Morning Express with Robin Meade
Inside the White House
The Young Turks
Nightly Business Report
Special Report
New Day
Watters World
CBS This Morning
Fast Money Halftime Report
AM Joy
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