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The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series

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List Rules Vote up the newsmagazine shows that have historically been the best way to get in-depth weekly news.

Newsmagazine TV series have been a staple of television for years, so there's a lot to choose from when thinking about the best newsmagazines around the world. Compiling the top recent stories, newsmagazines often use higher production value to go in-depth and share what is going on in the world. This list of news magazine shows that have aired on television includes shows that haven't been on the air in decades and long-running shows that are still going strong. This list of the best newsmagazines features a diversity of shows including 60 Minutes, Frontline, Inside Edition, and even CW Now.

This list helps answer the question "What are the best newsmagazine shows in the history of TV?" Vote up the newsmagazines that have been the best at delivering the weekly news in-depth.

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48 Hours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
CBS
48 Hours is an American documentary/news magazine television series that airs on CBS. The series has been broadcast on the network since January 19, 1988. The program airs Saturdays at 10:00 ...more

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20/20 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
ABC News, American Broadcasting Company
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 ...more

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Dateline NBC is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
NBC
Dateline NBC, or simply Dateline, is a weekly American television newsmagazine/reality legal show that is broadcast on NBC. It was previously the network's flagship news magazine, but now ...more

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60 Minutes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
CBS
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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CBS News Sunday Morning ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
CBS
CBS News Sunday Morning is an American newsmagazine television program that has aired on CBS since January 28, 1979. Created by Robert Northshield and original host Charles Kuralt, the 90-minute ...more
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Evening Magazine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
Evening Magazine
KING-TV
Evening Magazine is the name of various news and entertainment style local television shows in different markets.
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A Current Affair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
A Current Affair
A Current Affair is an American television newsmagazine that aired in syndication from July 1986 to 1996 before reappearing briefly in March 2005. The show was produced by 20th Century Fox, and ...more
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E:60 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
ESPN
E:60 (ESPN, 2007) is an American sports newsmagazine and sports news documentary television series. The show features investigative journalism, focusing upon news, issues, and other stories in ...more
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Chronicle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
Chronicle is a newsmagazine television series that is produced by two New England television stations owned by Hearst Television: WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts and WMUR-TV in Manchester, New ...more
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E! News is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
E!
E! News, previously known as E! News Daily and E! News Live, describes both the entertainment news division of the E! network in the United States, and the branding of its flagship entertainment ...more
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90 Days is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
90 Days is a video news magazine produced by McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, MO and distributed at the end of every business quarter through the mail to employees and shareholders of the company ...more
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CW Now is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
The CW Television Network
CW Now is a news program/news magazine series which premiered on The CW on September 23, 2007. It was a brand extension of the syndicated Telepictures news magazine Extra, and features anchors ...more
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G4 Underground is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
G4 Underground
G4
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Inside Edition is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
Broadcast syndication
Inside Edition is a thirty-minute American television syndicated news magazine program. The show was originally a mix of tabloid crime stories, investigations, and celebrity gossip. It is one of ...more

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Fox Magazine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
Fox Magazine
Fox News Channel
Fox Magazine was a weekly newsmagazine on the Fox News Channel. Hosted by Laurie Dhue, the program was a weekly in-depth look into some of the previous week's stories, in addition to special ...more
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Countryfile is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
BBC One
Countryfile is a British television programme which airs weekly on BBC One and reports on rural and environmental issues in the United Kingdom. It's regularly the most watched factual programme ...more
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Gaytime TV is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
Gaytime TV
British Broadcasting Corporation
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Vice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
Vice
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 using an ...more
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Xposé is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
3e, TV3
Xposé is an Irish entertainment/celebrity gossip programme, broadcast weekday evenings at 6pm on TV3, with a repeat the following day at 13:00 on 3e. It originally ran for 30 minutes with ...more
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Nightly Business Report ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
Public Broadcasting Service
Nightly Business Report is a business news television magazine broadcast weeknights on public television stations in the United States. In February 2013, CNBC purchased the show and closed the ...more
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Global Sunday is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
Global Television Network
Global Sunday is the name of a Canadian television news series, which aired Sunday evenings on the Global Television Network. The program was launched in September, 2001, with Charles Adler as ...more
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Real Sports with Bryant ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is a monthly sports newsmagazine on HBO that debuted on April 2, 1995. The show was "spawned by the fact that sports have changed dramatically, that it's no ...more

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Extra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
KTVI
Extra is an American entertainment television news program covering events and celebrities which debuted on September 5, 1994 in syndication. It was initially produced at Victory Studios in ...more
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Nightline is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
ABC News, American Broadcasting Company
Nightline is a late-night news program that is broadcast by ABC in the United States, and has a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world. Created by Roone ...more
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I-Caught is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series
American Broadcasting Company
I-Caught is an ABC News newsmagazine program hosted by Bill Weir which ran from August 7 to September 11, 2007 at 10:00 PM ET. Originally a midseason project, the series aired during the Summer ...more