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The Best News Magazine TV Shows

Updated December 29, 2020 1.8k votes 227 voters 31.3k views65 items

List RulesShows near the top must be only the best News Magazine TV series.

Like the publications they're named for, the very best news magazine shows take deep dives on current events in a slick manner. With their often weekly pace, news magazine TV shows can spend time with subjects and production to deliver well-packaged stories that tell you all you need to know about what's going on in the world. This list of the very best news magazine shows on television is ranked from best to worst thanks to your votes and includes pictures, cast, and premiere dates.

Popular news magazine TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining news magazine show of all time is. Don't let your favorite news magazine television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of news magazine television shows includes everything from 20/20, Inside Edition, and Extra.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best news magazine show of all time?" and "What are the greatest news magazine shows?"

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    48 Hours

    Maureen Maher, Peter Van Sant

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    #9 of 65 The Best Reality Dramas#27 of 32 The Best Current CBS Shows

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    60 Minutes

    Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl

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    #13 of 60 The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series#15 of 79 The Best CBS Shows of All Time

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    Dateline NBC

    Lester Holt, Ann Curry

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    #152 of 389 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate#24 of 24 Current TV Shows You Totally Lie About Watching To Sound Smart

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    On The Case With Paula Zahn

    Paula Zahn, Raymond Brenkert

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    #13 of 44 The Best True Crime Docudramas#30 of 95 The Best Crime Documentary Series

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    20/20

    Elizabeth Vargas, David Muir

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    #9 of 48 The Best Current True Crime Series#110 of 176 The Best '70s TV Shows

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    See It Now

    Edward R. Murrow
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    TV Nation

    Michael Moore, Bruce Brown
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    Primetime: What Would You Do?

    John Quiñones, Yuval David

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    #37 of 280 The Best Reality TV Shows Ever#31 of 47 Surprise! It's The Best Hidden Camera Reality Shows

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    Investigative Documentaries

    Malou Mangahas
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    Inside Edition

    David Frost, Karyn Kupcinet

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    #28 of 55 The Best Daytime TV Shows#254 of 312 The Best Shows of the 1980s, Ranked

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    Primetime

    Andy Rooney, Mike Wallace
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    The Devil You Know

    Eli Gabay, David Lloyd
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    Chicago Tonight

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    Behind Mansion Walls

    Bill Ratner
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    Extra

    Beth Ostrosky Stern, Lisa Guerrero
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    A Current Affair

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    America Now TV

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  • 20
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    E! News

    Jason Kennedy, Giuliana Rancic
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    Street Cents

    Jonathan Torrens, Michael Scholar Jr.
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    Connie Chung Tonight

    Connie Chung
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    Prairie Fire

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