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
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
American Masters
American Masters
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
Dateline
Dateline
American Greed
American Greed
Ed Gordon
Ed Gordon
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
20/20
20/20
E:60
E:60
Washington Week
Washington Week
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration DIY SCI
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
ABC World News
ABC World News
Naturally, Danny Seo
Naturally, Danny Seo
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
The Merv Griffin Show
The Merv Griffin Show
Xploration Earth 2050
MSNBC Live
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Feherty
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
CBS News Live
Lost Tapes
Vice News Tonight
Nightline
PBS Newshour
Ken Burns' The West
Top 30
ABC News Live
CNBC Originals
Noches con Platanito
The Live Show
Tucker Carlson Tonight
NBC TODAY Show
Mad Money
FOX News Tonight
Strange Inheritance
Inside Edition
Redacted Tonight
Kasie DC
Wilderness Vet
ABC News Specials
PBS NewsHour Live
TMZ Live
Extra
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
CBS News Sunday Morning
Sky News Live
Morning Joe
All In With Chris Hayes
The Five
Motorweek
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Nightly Business Report
Sea Rescue
Tornado Chasers
Biz Kid$
The Story with Martha MacCallum
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Watters World
GMA Live!
Anderson Cooper 360
Morning Express with Robin Meade
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Noticias Telemundo
BrainStuff
VICE News
60 Minutes
Thomas L. Friedman Reporting: Searching for the Roots of 9/11
I Am Woman - Leap of Faith
Unexplained
The Situation Room with Wolfe Blitzer
Klondike: Quest For Gold
ORF Universum Documentaries
Did You Know?
New Day
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
CBS Evening News
Marine Machines
From Freezer to Furnace
Aussie Animal Rescue
Women on Death Row
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Videofashion News
Cosmic Vistas
Riffing With
Closing Bell
Xploration Awesome Planet
Phenomena
Xploration Outer Space
Pure Science Specials
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Superships
Pure Nature
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Dispatches