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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1996)

TV-14
| 30min per episode | News, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 83 votes)

The Daily Show is an American late night satirical television program airing each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central and, in Canada, The Comedy Network. Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often, aspects of the show itself.

With Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Brian Unger, A. Whitney Brown, Lewis Black, Susie Essman, ...

The Colbert Report(2005)

TV-14
| 24min per episode | News, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 54 votes)

The Colbert Report is an American satirical late night television program that airs Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. It stars political humorist Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The Colbert Report is a spin-off from and counterpart to The Daily Show that comments on politics and the media in a similar way. It satirizes conservative personality-driven political pundit programs, particularly Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor. The show focuses on a fictional anchorman character named Stephen Colbert, played by his real-life namesake. The character, described by Colbert as a "well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot", is a caricature of televised political pundits. The Colbert Report has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards each in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, two Television Critics Association Awards Awards, and two Satellite Awards. In 2013, it won two Emmys. It has been presented as non-satirical journalism in several instances, including by the Tom DeLay Legal Defense Trust and by Robert Wexler following his interview on the program. The Report received considerable media coverage following its debut on October 17, 2005, for Colbert's coining of the term "truthiness", which dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster named its 2006 Word of the Year.

With Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello

VICE(2013)

TV-MA
| 30min per episode | Documentary, News, War & Politics
3.5/5 (with 20 votes)

Vice is a documentary TV-series created and hosted by Shane Smith of Vice magazine. Produced by Bill Maher, it uses CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria as a consultant, and covers topics such as political assassinations, young weapons manufacturers, and child suicide bombers using an immersionist style of documentary filmmaking. It aired on HBO in April 2013. Rolling Stone wrote that the show "feels a little like your buddy from the bar just happened to be wandering through eastern Afghanistan with a camera crew."

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee(2016)

21min per episode | News, Talk-Show
3.2/5 (with 16 votes)

Samantha Bee breaks up late-night's all-male sausage fest with her nuanced view of political and cultural issues, her sharp interview skills, her repartee with world leaders and, of course, her 10-pound lady balls.

PBS NewsHour(1975)

1h per episode | News
2.8/5 (with 12 votes)

America's first and longest running hour-long nightly news broadcast known for its in-depth coverage of issues and current events.

With Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill, Jim Lehrer, Hari Sreenivasan, Robert MacNeil

60 Minutes(2017)

1h per episode | News
3.8/5 (with 8 votes)

America's popular television News magazine in which an ever changing team of CBS News correspondents contribute segments ranging from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture.

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore(2015)

22min per episode | Talk-Show, Comedy, News
3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

The Nightly Show provides viewers with Larry Wilmore's distinct point of view and comedic take on current events and pop culture. Hosted by Wilmore, the series features a diverse panel of voices, providing a perspective largely missing in the late night television landscape.

VICE News Tonight(2016)

TV-14
| News
3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

VICE News' half-hour nightly newscast. We now interrupt your regularly scheduled worldview.

The Rachel Maddow Show(2018)

45min per episode | News
3.9/5 (with 7 votes)

The Rachel Maddow Show is a daily news and opinion television program that airs on MSNBC, running in the 9:00 pm ET timeslot. It is hosted by Rachel Maddow, who gained popularity with her frequent appearances as a liberal pundit on various MSNBC programs. It is based on her former radio show of the same name. The show debuted on September 8, 2008.

Have I Got News for You(1990)

30min per episode | Comedy, News
3.8/5 (with 7 votes)

Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit of laughs.

Seven Seconds(2018)

55min per episode | Crime, Drama, News, War & Politics
4.1/5 (with 7 votes)

Tensions run high between African American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City when a teenage African American boy is critically injured by a cop.

48 Hours(1988)

1h per episode | Mystery, News
3.7/5 (with 7 votes)

48 Hours is an American documentary television series that airs on CBS. The series has been broadcast on the network since January 19, 1988. The series airs Saturday nights at 10 p.m. /9 p.m. as part of the network's placeholder Crimetime Saturday block; as such, the series is currently one of only two remaining first-run prime time programs airing Saturdays on the major U.S. broadcast television networks, along with Univision's Sabado Gigante. The program sometimes airs two-hour episodes or two episodes in a row on Saturday night depending on the subject involved or to counterprogram other networks.

The O'Reilly Factor(2018)

1h per episode | News
1.2/5 (with 6 votes)

The O'Reilly Factor, originally titled The O'Reilly Report from 1996 to 1998 and often called The Factor, is an American talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill O'Reilly, who often discusses current controversial political issues with guests.

Frontline(1983)

1h per episode | Documentary, News
4.1/5 (with 6 votes)

Since it began in 1983, Frontline has been airing public-affairs documentaries that explore a wide scope of the complex human experience. Frontline's goal is to extend the impact of the documentary beyond its initial broadcast by serving as a catalyst for change.

Dateline NBC(1992)

1h per episode | News
2.0/5 (with 6 votes)

Dateline NBC, or simply Dateline, is a weekly American television reality legal show/newsmagazine series that is broadcast on NBC. It was previously the network's flagship newsmagazine, but now focuses mainly on true crime stories with only occasional editions that focus on other topics. The program airs Fridays at 10 p.m. Eastern Time and, after NFL football season, on Sundays at 7 p.m. ET. Two-hour feature-length editions sometimes air on any given scheduled evening, often to fill holes in the primetime schedule on the program's respective nights due to program cancellations.

Nature(1982)

55min per episode | Documentary, News
4.2/5 (with 5 votes)

Nature is a wildlife television program produced by Thirteen/WNET New York. It has been distributed to United States public television stations by the PBS television service since its debut on October 10, 1982. Some episodes may appear in syndication on many PBS member stations around the U.S. and Canada and on the Discovery Channel. This series currently airs on Wednesday on PBS. Nature is one of the most watched documentary series in the world. It is a weekly one-hour program that consists of documentaries about various animals and ecosystems. The on-camera host of the first season was Donald Johanson, with voice-over narration by George Page. Starting with the 1983 season George Page became both the on-camera host and the narrator until the series' 19th season in 2000. Since then, Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham has frequently narrated episodes, as has ecologist Chris Morgan. Nature is one of the few programs in television history that has won and has been nominated for the same number of Emmy Awards during its longevity. In 1986, host George Page was nominated for best Outstanding Individual Achievements in Informational Programming. In 1988 and 1989, it won two Emmy Awards for best Outstanding Informational Series. In 2000, it was nominated for best Outstanding Main Title Design.

Hardball with Chris Matthews(2011)

1h per episode | News
2.5/5 (with 5 votes)

Hardball with Chris Matthews is an American television talk show on MSNBC, broadcast weekdays at 7 PM ET hosted by Chris Matthews. It originally aired on now-defunct America's Talking and later CNBC. The current title was derived from a book Matthews wrote in 1988, Hardball: How Politics Is Played Told by One Who Knows the Game. Hardball is a talking-head style cable news show where the moderator advances opinions on a wide range of topics, focusing primarily on current political issues. These issues are discussed with a panel of guests that usually consists of political analysts and sometimes include politicians. It also runs in a "Best of" format Saturday mornings at 5 AM.

Russell Howard's Good News(2009)

30min per episode | Comedy, News
3.7/5 (with 5 votes)

Russell Howard offers his unique perspective on the big stories dominating all of our news outlets, from online and print to broadcast, as well as picking up on those sometimes overlooked things. He uses clips, sketches and studio guests to look at things that have made him smile during the week.

Naked News(2006)

TV-MA
| 25min per episode | Comedy, News
2.6/5 (with 5 votes)

The program with nothing to hide. A subscription website featuring a real television newscast, the show is prepared in Toronto and runs daily, with 25-minute episodes 6 days per week. The female anchors read the news fully nude or strip as they present their news segments.

60 Minutes(1979)

46min per episode | News
3.9/5 (with 4 votes)

60 Minutes, an Australian version of the U.S. television newsmagazine 60 Minutes, airs on Sunday nights on the Nine Network and is presented in much the same way as the American program on which it is based. The New Zealand version of the show has also featured segments of the Australian version. Gerald Stone, the founding executive producer, was given the job by Kerry Packer and was told: "I don't give a f... what it takes. Just do it and get it right." After the first episode was broadcast on 11 February 1979, Packer was less than impressed, telling Stone: "You've blown it, son. You better fix it fast." Over the years, Stone's award winning 60 Minutes revolutionised Australian current affairs reporting and enhanced the careers of Ray Martin, Ian Leslie, George Negus, and later Jana Wendt. Since it was first broadcast, 60 Minutes has won five Silver Logies, one Special Achievement Logie, and received nominations for a further six Logie awards.

Good Morning America(1975)

2h per episode | News
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Good Morning America is an American morning television show on the ABC television network. It debuted on November 3, 1975, and first expanded to weekends with the debut of a Sunday edition on January 3, 1993, the Sunday edition was later cancelled in 1999 with weekend editions returning on both Saturdays and Sundays on September 4, 2004. The weekday program airs from 7 to 9 a.m. in all U.S. time zones; the weekend edition is one hour long. A third hour of the weekday broadcast aired from 2007 to 2008, exclusively on ABC News Now. The program features news, interviews, weather foreasts, special-interest stories, and feature segments such as "Pop News" and "Play of the Day". It is produced by ABC News and broadcasts from the Times Square Studios in New York City's Times Square district. The current primary anchors are Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos, along with newsreader Josh Elliott, weather anchor Sam Champion and lifestyle anchor Lara Spencer. Good Morning America has generally run second in the ratings to NBC's Today since 1995. It overtook its rival for a period from the early to mid-1980s with anchors David Hartman and Joan Lunden, from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s with Charles Gibson and Lunden, and in April 2012 with Roberts and Stephanopoulos. The program has recently started to dominate over its competitors and in August 2013, it celebrated 52 consecutive weeks as the top-rated network morning news program.

The One Show(2006)

30min per episode | News
2.5/5 (with 4 votes)

A topical magazine-style daily television programme broadcast live on BBC One and BBC One HD. The programme is currently hosted by Alex Jones and Matt Baker from Monday-Thursday, with Chris Evans appearing instead of Baker on Fridays and relief presenters appearing when required.

Fox News Live(2018)

2.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Fox News Live is an American news/talk television program, the hard-news daytime programming of the Fox News Channel. In addition, it also referred to the short headline segments of nearly every hour daily.

Newsreaders(2013)

15min per episode | News, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Newsreaders is a quarter-hour format American television comedy that lampoons the news magazine genre. The series is a spinoff of the Adult Swim show Childrens Hospital and stars Mather Zickel as Louis LaFonda, the host of the fictional news magazine Newsreaders. The series premiered January 17, 2013. It has been renewed for a second season.

NBC Nightly News(1970)

30min per episode | News
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

NBC Nightly News is the flagship daily evening television news program for NBC News, the news division of the NBC television network in the United States, and is the #1-rated newscast in America. NBC Nightly News is produced from Studio 3B at NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. Since 2015, the broadcast has been anchored by Lester Holt on weeknights, José Díaz-Balart on Saturday and Kate Snow on Sunday. On weeknights, it is broadcast live over most NBC stations from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Eastern and occasionally updated for Pacific Time Zone viewers in a "Western Edition". Its current theme music was composed by John Williams.

Attack of the Show!(2005)

1h per episode | News, Comedy
2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

Attack of the Show! is an American live television program that formerly aired weeknights on G4, G4 Canada Fuel TV, HOW TO Channel, and Maxxx. Episodes were hosted by Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, Zach Selwyn, Layla Kayleigh, Sarah Lane, Alison Haislip, Candace Bailey, and Sara Underwood. Attack of the Show! reviewed new technological items, parodies, pop culture, and general daily news, and gave previews of video games, movies, and digital media.

Newswipe with Charlie Brooker(2009)

30min per episode | News, Documentary
4.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Newswipe with Charlie Brooker was a British news review programme broadcast on BBC Four written and presented by Charlie Brooker. It is similar to Brooker's Screenwipe series which is also shown on BBC Four. A first series of six episodes ran between 25 March 2009 and 29 April 2009. A second series began on 19 January 2010 and concluded on 23 February 2010.

20/20(1978)

40min per episode | News
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)

20/20 is an American television newsmagazine that has been broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. Created by ABC News executive Roone Arledge, the show was designed similarly to CBS's 60 Minutes but focuses more on human interest stories than international and political subjects. The program's name derives from the "20/20" measurement of visual acuity. The hour-long program has been a staple on Friday evenings for much of the time since it moved to that timeslot from Thursdays in September 1987, though special editions of the program occasionally air on other nights.

Fox & Friends(2018)

3h per episode | News
0.7/5 (with 3 votes)

Fox & Friends is an early-morning opinion talk show that begins at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time with the latest Fox News Live headlines and news of the morning. It continues with a variety of segments including interviews, updates of news stories with correspondents, analysis from the hosts, and entertainment segments. The show has a list of regular contributors, including Dr. Manny Alvarez, presenting his health segments "Ask Dr. Manny" and "Dr. Manny's Healthbeat."

American Masters(1986)

1h 30min per episode | Documentary, News
3.9/5 (with 3 votes)

American Masters is a PBS television show which produces biographies on artists, actors and writers of the United States who have left a profound impact on the nation's popular culture. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986. Groups or organizations featured include: Actors Studio, Algonquin Round Table, Group Theatre, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Women of Tin Pan Alley, Negro Ensemble Company, Juilliard School, the Beat Generation, The Singer-songwriters of the 1970s, Sun Records, Vaudeville, and Warner Bros. Pictures.