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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1996-)

TV-14
| 30min per episode | News, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 155 votes)

Trevor Noah and The World's Fakest News Team tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture.

Saturday Night Live(1975-)

TV-14
| 1h 7min per episode | Comedy, News
3.5/5 (with 115 votes)

A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers an opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast, and features performances by a musical guest.

The Colbert Report(2005-2014)

TV-14
| 24min per episode | News, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 81 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.

Who Is America?(2018)

TV-MA
| 30min per episode | Comedy, News
3.7/5 (with 31 votes)

A satirical half-hour series from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen exploring the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee(2016-)

21min per episode | News, Talk-Show
3.1/5 (with 29 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.

Naked News(2006-)

TV-MA
| 25min per episode | Comedy, News
3.1/5 (with 27 votes)

The program with nothing to hide. 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.

VICE(2013-2018)

TV-MA
| 30min per episode | Documentary, News, War & Politics
3.5/5 (with 27 votes)

A documentary news series with a taboo-breaking team who deliver incredible news stories from around the world.

60 Minutes(1968-)

TV-PG
| 44min per episode | News
3.6/5 (with 17 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.

Have I Got News for You(1990-)

30min per episode | Comedy, News
3.7/5 (with 14 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.

Hardball with Chris Matthews(2011)

1h per episode | News
2.8/5 (with 13 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.

This Hour Has 22 Minutes(2009-)

22min per episode | News, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 13 votes)

This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a weekly Canadian television comedy that airs on CBC Television. Launched in 1993 during Canada's 35th general election, the show focuses on Canadian politics, combining news parody, sketch comedy and satirical editorials. Originally featuring Cathy Jones, Rick Mercer, Greg Thomey and Mary Walsh, the series featured satirical sketches of the weekly news and Canadian political events. The show's format is a mock news program, intercut with comic sketches, parody commercials and humorous interviews of public figures. The on-location segments are frequently filmed with slanted camera angles. Its full name is a parody of This Hour Has Seven Days, a CBC newsmagazine from the 1960s; the "22 Minutes" refers to the fact that a half-hour television program in Canada and the U.S. is typically 22 minutes long with eight minutes of commercials. Jones and Walsh had previously worked together on the sketch comedy series CODCO, on which Thomey sometimes appeared as a guest. Mercer had been a notable young writer and performer on his own, touring several successful one-man shows of comedic political commentary.

With Mark Critch, Greg Thomey

Dateline NBC(1992-)

1h per episode | News
3.0/5 (with 13 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.

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VICE News Tonight(2016-)

TV-14
| 25min per episode | News
3.5/5 (with 13 votes)

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

48 Hours(1988-)

1h per episode | Mystery, News
3.9/5 (with 13 votes)

This newsmagazine series investigates intriguing crime and justice cases that touch on all aspects of the human experience. Over its long run, the show has helped exonerate wrongly convicted people, driven the reopening — and resolution — of cold cases, and changed numerous lives. CBS News correspondents offer an in-depth look into each story, with the emphasis on solving the mystery at its heart.

PBS NewsHour(1975-)

TV-G
| 1h per episode | News
2.9/5 (with 13 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

Frontline(1983-)

1h per episode | Documentary, News, Talk-Show, Drama
3.9/5 (with 11 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.

60 Minutes(1979-)

46min per episode | News
3.2/5 (with 9 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.

Nature(1982-)

55min per episode | Documentary, Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 7 votes)

Consistently stunning documentaries transport viewers to far-flung locations ranging from the torrid African plains to the chilly splendours of icy Antarctica. The show's primary focus is on animals and ecosystems around the world. A comic book based on the show, meant to be used an as educational tool for kids, was briefly distributed to museums and schools at no cost in the mid-2000s.

Russell Howard's Good News(2009-2015)

30min per episode | Comedy, News
4.1/5 (with 7 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.

20/20(1978-)

TV-PG
| 40min per episode | News, Documentary
3.7/5 (with 7 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.

With Elizabeth Vargas, Barbara Walters, John Stossel

The O'Reilly Factor(2020-)

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.

Today(1952-)

3h per episode | News, Talk-Show
2.6/5 (with 6 votes)

Today is a daily American morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and is the fifth-longest running American television series. Originally a two-hour program on weekdays, it expanded to Sundays in 1987 and Saturdays in 1992. The weekday broadcast expanded to three hours in 2000, and to four hours in 2007. Today's dominance was virtually unchallenged by the other networks until the late 1980s, when it was overtaken by ABC's Good Morning America. Today retook the Nielsen ratings lead the week of December 11, 1995, and held onto that position for 852 consecutive weeks until the week of April 9, 2012, when it was beaten by Good Morning America yet again. In 2002, Today was ranked #17 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

The One Show(2006-)

30min per episode | News
2.4/5 (with 5 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.

NBC Nightly News(1970-)

30min per episode | News
2.9/5 (with 5 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.

American Masters(1986-)

1h 30min per episode | Documentary
4.0/5 (with 5 votes)

American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and others who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States.

Directed by Robert B. Weide, Karen Goodman, Perry Miller Adato, Mel Stuart, Tony Palmer, Charles Atlas, ... - With Lee Grant, Peter Bogdanovich, Jack Lemmon, Eli Wallach, James Dean, Abiola Abrams, ...

The Opposition with Jordan Klepper(2017-2018)

21min per episode | Comedy, News, Talk-Show
2.5/5 (with 5 votes)

A satire of the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left.

Evening Urgant(2012-)

30min per episode | Talk-Show, Comedy, News
3.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Evening show Ivan Urgant. Movies, sports, new gadgets, art. What is happening in the country and in the world? Actual characters discussing the day's events and new music.

What Would You Do?(2008-)

1h per episode | News, Reality-TV
3.5/5 (with 4 votes)

An American television news magazine and hidden camera show. Actors act out scenes of conflict or illegal activity in public settings while hidden cameras videotape the scene, and the focus is on whether or not bystanders intervene, and how. Variations are also usually included, such as changing the genders, the races or the clothing of the actors performing the scene, to see if bystanders react differently. Quiñones appears at the end to interview the bystanders about their reactions. As the experiment goes on, psychology professors, teachers, or club members watch and discuss the video with Quiñones, explaining and making inferences on the bystanders' reactions.

Newsreaders(2013-2015)

TV-14
| 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.

Good Morning America(1975-)

TV-G
| 2h per episode | News, Talk-Show
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Good Morning America is a daily American television show on the ABC television network. The program features news, interviews, weather forecasts, special-interest stories, and 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.

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