A news program, news programme, news show, or newscast is a regularly
scheduled radio or television program that reports current events.
News is typically reported in a series of individual stories that are
presented by one or more anchors. A news program can include live or
recorded interviews by field reporters, expert opinions, opinion poll
results, and occasional editorial content.
A special category of news programs are entirely editorial in format.
These host polemic debates between pundits of various ideological
In the early-21st-century news programs – especially those of
commercial networks – tended to become less oriented on hard
news, and often regularly included "feel-good stories" or humorous
reports as the last items on their newscasts, as opposed to news
programs transmitted thirty years earlier, such as the CBS Evening
News with Walter Cronkite. From their beginnings until around 1995,
evening television news broadcasts continued featuring serious news
stories right up to the end of the program, as opposed to later
broadcasts with such anchors as Katie Couric,
Brian Williams and Diane
24-hour television news channels
24-hour news cycle
Electronic field production
Electronic field production (EFP)
Electronic news-gathering (ENG)
Television news screen layout
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