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
Vice News Tonight
Vice News Tonight
American Masters
American Masters
Xploration Earth 2050
Xploration Earth 2050
Dateline
Dateline
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
Vice
Vice
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
American Greed
American Greed
Washington Week
Washington Week
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
NBC Meet the Press
NBC Meet the Press
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
Motorweek
Motorweek
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News
Naturally, Danny Seo
Naturally, Danny Seo
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall
What Would You Do?
CBS News Live
Inside the NFL
Beyond Belief
Feherty
Redacted Tonight
CNBC Originals
Lost Tapes
ABC News Specials
Tucker Carlson Tonight
All In With Chris Hayes
Face The Nation
Morning Joe
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
CBS News Sunday Morning
VICE News
PBS NewsHour Live
Sea Rescue
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Cronicas de Sabado
Larry King Now
Closing Bell
Tornado Chasers
Dispatches
Biz Kid$
Young & Gifted
NBC TODAY Show
TMZ Live
CBS Sunday Morning
The Stream
Access Hollywood
Charlie Rose: The Week
GMA Live!
Mad Money
Billboard Music Awards
Strange Inheritance
20/20
E! News
The Five
FOX News Tonight
ABC World News Now
Democracy Now!
Anderson Cooper 360
60 Minutes
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
Thomas L. Friedman Reporting: Searching for the Roots of 9/11
I Am Woman - Leap of Faith
Ed Gordon
Unexplained
Xploration DIY SCI
ORF Universum Documentaries
Outnumbered
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Marine Machines
Popcorn With Peter Travers
From Freezer to Furnace
Aussie Animal Rescue
Women on Death Row
BrainStuff
Cosmic Vistas
Riffing With
Hannity
ABC World News
Nightline
Xploration Awesome Planet
Phenomena
Pure Science Specials
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Superships
Pure Nature
The Merv Griffin Show
Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori
The American Veteran
PBS Newshour
The Young Turks
E:60
CBS This Morning: Saturday
Four Corners
Sky News Live
Deadline White House