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
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
Dateline
Dateline
American Masters
American Masters
Washington Week
Washington Week
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
American Greed
American Greed
Tornado Chasers
Tornado Chasers
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
On The Case With Paula Zahn
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Xploration DIY SCI
Xploration DIY SCI
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
Motorweek
Motorweek
ABC World News
ABC World News
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Beyond Belief
Lost Tapes
Morning Joe
Inside Edition
CNBC Originals
PBS Newshour
AM Joy
Bloomberg Business Live
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS Evening News
Vice
The Merv Griffin Show
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
20/20
NBC Meet the Press
Tucker Carlson Tonight
CBS Sunday Morning
Lou Dobbs Tonight
All In With Chris Hayes
Access Hollywood
PBS NewsHour Live
Xploration Nature Knows Best
CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
Billboard Music Awards
Strange Inheritance
Women on Death Row
Larry King Now
Xploration Outer Space
Biz Kid$
Anderson Cooper 360
DailyMailTV
The Five
Outnumbered
MSNBC Live
TMZ Live
Extra
Morning Express with Robin Meade
Nightly Business Report
Hardball with Chris Matthews
E:60
ABC World News Now
60 Minutes
PBS NewsHour Weekend
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Thomas L. Friedman Reporting: Searching for the Roots of 9/11
I Am Woman - Leap of Faith
Ed Gordon
Unexplained
The Stream
Klondike: Quest For Gold
Sea Rescue
ORF Universum Documentaries
Weekend Today
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Watters World
Marine Machines
From Freezer to Furnace
Aussie Animal Rescue
BrainStuff
Cosmic Vistas
Riffing With
CBS This Morning
Closing Bell
Xploration Awesome Planet
Phenomena
Pure Science Specials
Xploration Earth 2050
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Superships
Pure Nature
GMA Live!
Noticias Telemundo
Dispatches
Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori
The American Veteran
The Ed Show
The Last Word with Lawrence O' Donnell
The Young Turks
Road Map
New Day