TV The Best Current Affairs TV Shows  

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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Current Affairs TV series.

The very best current affairs shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest current affairs shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular current affairs TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining current affairs show of all time is. Don't let your favorite current affairs 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 current affairs television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List features Dateline, Tucker Carlson Tonight, and more.

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

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Dateline is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Dateline is an Australian television public affairs program broadcast on SBS One. Since its debut at 8:00 pm on Friday 19 October 1984, it has focused largely on international events, often in ...more

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60 Minutes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft 60 Minutes is an American newsmagazine television program that is broadcast on the CBS television network. Debuting in 1968, the program was created by Don Hewitt, who chose to set it apart from ...more

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Nova is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Craig Sechler Nova is a United States popular science television series produced by WGBH Boston. It is broadcast on Public Broadcasting Service in the U.S., and in more than 100 other countries. The series ...more

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4 corners is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Matt Maloney added 4 corners

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Panorama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Jeremy Vine Panorama is a BBC Television current affairs documentary programme. First broadcast in 1953, it is the world's longest-running current affairs television programme. Panorama has been presented ...more

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Insight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Insight Insight is a current affairs television program, broadcast on the SBS network.

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Dispatches is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Dispatches is the British TV current affairs documentary series on Channel 4, first transmitted in 1987. The programme covers issues about British society, politics, health, religion, ...more

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Tucker Carlson Tonight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Tucker Carlson Tonight Tucker Carlson

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7.30 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
7.30 7.30 is an Australian nightly television current affairs programme which broadcasts on ABC and ABC News 24 at 7.30pm on weeknights. The program is currently hosted by Leigh Sales and Sabra

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Listening Post is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Listening Post The Listening Post is a current affairs programme broadcast on Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera America. It is filmed and produced from Al Jazeera English's hub in London at The Shard.

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Nuacht RTÉ is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Nuacht RTÉ Nuacht RTÉ is one of two Irish language television news services broadcast by RTÉ News and Current Affairs in Ireland. The service was to begin broadcasting from the TG4 Studios at ...more

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Lateline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Lateline is an Australian television news and current affairs program produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, airing weeknights at 10:30 pm on ABC. The program has developed a ...more

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The 7.30 Report is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
The 7.30 Report was an Australian nightly television current affairs program, that was shown on ABC1 and ABC News 24 at 7.30pm, Mondays–Thursdays. Its sister program, Stateline was shown at the ...more

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101 East is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
101 East 101 East is a weekly television programme, broadcast by Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera America, that focuses on current affairs in Asia and the Pacific. The programme is presented from ...more

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Q+A is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Q+A Q+A is a New Zealand current event and political talkshow. It is currently hosted by Simon Dallow who is covering for Susan Wood, while she is recovering from a head injury. Interviews are ...more

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Nuacht TG4 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Nuacht TG4 Nuacht TG4 is a daily half-hour Irish language TV news bulletin produced by RTÉ News and Current Affairs for the Irish language Television station TG4. The programme is broadcast weekday ...more

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Paul Murray Live is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Paul Murray Live Paul Murray Live is an Australian television current affairs and commentary program, shown on Sky News Australia and hosted by broadcaster Paul Murray. It airs weeknights at 9pm Sydney time. The ...more

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The Drum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
The Drum The Drum is an Australian current affairs and news analysis program presented by Steve Cannane and Julia Baird. The program airs at 5:30pm weekdays on ABC and is aired later on ABC News 24 at ...more

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Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Inside Out Matthew Wright Inside Out is the brand name for a number of regional television programmes in England broadcast on BBC One. Each series, made by a BBC region, focuses on stories from the local area. ...more

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Tagata Pasifika is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Tagata Pasifika Robbie Magasiva Tagata Pasifika is an English language New Zealand programme which screens on TVNZ's TV ONE and on Māori Television. This programme is made to specifically meet the niche market of New Zealand's ...more

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De Wereld Draait Door is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
De Wereld Draait Door De Wereld Draait Door is a Dutch television program produced by the VARA and broadcast on NPO 1. The show is created by Ewart van der Horst and the host is Matthijs van Nieuwkerk. The program ...more

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Jeugdjournaal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Jeugdjournaal Marga van Praag Jeugdjournaal is a Dutch television news programme produced by the Dutch public service broadcaster NOS for children. The programme has been broadcast since 1981. The aim of Jeugdjournaal is to ...more

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Unreported World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Unreported World Unreported World is a foreign affairs programme produced by Quicksilver Media Productions and broadcast by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. Over the course of its twenty-four series, reporters ...more

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Seven Sharp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Seven Sharp Seven Sharp is a half hour long New Zealand current affairs programme produced by Television New Zealand. The programme was created after the discontinuation of Close Up. It is broadcast live ...more

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The Bottomline with Boy Abunda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
The Bottomline with Boy Abunda Boy Abunda The Bottomline with Boy Abunda is a current affairs-talk show-reality show in the Philippines, hosted by Boy Abunda, which premiered on November 28, 2009 after Banana Split on ABS-CBN. With ...more

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Sunday is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Sunday Sunday is a current affairs programme broadcast on TV ONE in New Zealand on Sunday nights at 7:30 pm. Presented by Miriama Kamo with a team of New Zealand reporters, the programme began when TV ...more

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The 7pm Project is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Affairs TV Shows
Dave Hughes, Carrie Bickmore, Michael Fassbender The Project is a 2011 tv program.