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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Face The Nation
Face The Nation
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Dateline
Dateline
Good Morning America
Good Morning America
20/20
20/20
Washington Week
Washington Week
Ken Burns' The West
Ken Burns' The West
Fox News Live
Fox News Live
ABC World News
ABC World News
Vice
Vice
American Greed
American Greed
Motorweek
Motorweek
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Fareed Zakaria GPS Special
Naturally, Danny Seo
Naturally, Danny Seo
American Masters
American Masters
CBS News Live
CBS News Live
Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
Feherty
Feherty
MSNBC Live
MSNBC Live
Vice News Tonight
PBS Newshour
Tavis Smiley
Nightline
On The Case With Paula Zahn
Strange Inheritance
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
CBS News Sunday Morning
Detroit Auto Show
Tucker Carlson Tonight
Xploration Earth 2050
The Merv Griffin Show
¡Suelta La Sopa!
The Young Turks
CBS Sunday Morning
Anderson Cooper 360
NBC Meet the Press
Inside Edition
Xploration Outer Space
Tornado Chasers
PBS NewsHour Live
Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story
TMZ Live
NBC TODAY Show
Morning Joe
Access Hollywood
The Five
FOX News Tonight
Xploration DIY SCI
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Weekend Today
CBS Evening News
Larry King Now
Closing Bell
ABC World News Now
Biz Kid$
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
Extra
Outnumbered
State of the Union
New Day
ABC News Live
Nightly Business Report
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist
Noticias Telemundo
60 Minutes
PBS NewsHour Weekend
Thomas L. Friedman Reporting: Searching for the Roots of 9/11
I Am Woman - Leap of Faith
Ed Gordon
Unexplained
Xploration Nature Knows Best
Klondike: Quest For Gold
Sea Rescue
ORF Universum Documentaries
What Would You Do?
Billboard Music Awards
Insider Exclusive Complete Series Season 1 and 2
Young & Gifted
CBS Morning News
Marine Machines
The Live Show
From Freezer to Furnace
Aussie Animal Rescue
Women on Death Row
Lost Tapes
BrainStuff
Videofashion News
Cosmic Vistas
Riffing With
CBS This Morning
Xploration Awesome Planet
Phenomena
Pure Science Specials
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Superships
Pure Nature
FOX & Friends Saturday
Dispatches