television (news and current events)

by smkudelko | created - 13 Oct 2015 | updated - 16 Aug 2016 | Public

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1. @midnight (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Hosted by talk show host, Chris Hardwick, this 30 minute segment provides information about the Internet while being scrutinized by amazing comedians. This show consists of clips, gifs, ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Hardwick, Doug Benson, Steve Agee, Ron Funches

Votes: 2,023

2. All in with Chris Hayes (2013– )

Not Rated | 60 min | News, Talk-Show

All In with Chris Hayes is political television program hosted by Chris Hayes and features in-depth political commentary from prominent politicians, journalists and political strategists. ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Hayes, Raul A. Reyes, Eric Swalwell, Bernie Sanders

Votes: 347

3. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013–2018)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, Adventure

Anthony Bourdain visits countries, delving into their political issues as well as indigenous food and culture.

Stars: Anthony Bourdain, Tom Vitale, David Scott Holloway, Eric Ripert

Votes: 4,605

4. Chelsea (2016–2017)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Chelsea Handler interviews celebrities, academics, and professionals in her new show on Netflix.

Stars: Chelsea Handler, Jeff Wild, Daniel Maurio, Bryce McLeay

Votes: 1,918

5. Chelsea Lately (2007–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Comedian Chelsea Handler talks about celebrity gossip, pop culture and interviews celebrities while giving her audience something to laugh at. She is accompanied by her round table guests ... See full summary »

Stars: Chuy Bravo, Chelsea Handler, Mike Rock, Heather McDonald

Votes: 4,333

6. The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (2016– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary

Come one, come all to THE CIRCUS. This documentary series pulls back the curtain on the Trump era of presidential politics, revealing the stories behind the headlines.

Stars: John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, Mark Halperin

Votes: 757

7. Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Talk-Show

'The Hollywood Reporter', in partnership with Sundance TV, holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees.

Stars: Lacey Rose, Stephen Galloway, Matt Belloni, Stacey Wilson Hunt

Votes: 97

8. The Colbert Report (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 37,640

9. Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann (2003–2012)

60 min | News, Talk-Show

Keith Olbermann and guests discuss news events.

Stars: Keith Olbermann, Paul F. Tompkins, David Shuster, Dana Milbank

Votes: 798

10. The Cycle (2012–2015)

60 min | News

Daily news/opinion shows featuring journalists, commentators, and news makers.

Stars: Krystal Ball, Toure, S.E. Cupp, Steve Kornacki

Votes: 20

11. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

A comedy news show featuring humorous takes on top stories.

Stars: Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver

Votes: 44,351

12. Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies (2016– )

42 min | Thriller

Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies is a documentary series that details important cases, missions and operations of the American intelligence community, told firsthand by the ... See full summary »

Stars: Seth Zielicke, Dan Watson, Bryan Hanna, Stephen Lopez

Votes: 134

13. The Ed Show (2009–2015)

Not Rated | 60 min | News

The Ed Show was a political talk show hosted by the nationally syndicated talk-radio personality Ed Schultz on the MSNBC news channel from April 2009 to July 2015, and included political commentary from a progressive point of view.

Stars: Ed Schultz, Richard Wolffe, Michael Eric Dyson, E.J. Dionne Jr.

Votes: 83

14. Fareed Zakaria GPS (2008– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

Fareed Zakaria discusses foreign affairs and world events with government officials from around the world and other newsmakers.

Stars: Fareed Zakaria, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Richard Haass, Zanny Minton Beddoes

Votes: 168

15. Frontline (1983– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary

Investigative journalist documentaries.

Stars: Will Lyman, Sarah Childress, Arun Rath, Priyanka Boghani

Votes: 1,574

16. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (2016– )

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Comedian Samantha Bee gives her own wry commentary to the contemporary issues of the day.

Stars: Samantha Bee, Allana Harkin, Ashley Nicole Black, Mike Rubens

Votes: 5,771

17. Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

Starting on CNBC in 1997 and changing to MSNBC in 1999, Chris Matthews asks the tough questions in gut-renching political and social debates with celebrity and non-celebrity guests.

Stars: Chris Matthews, David Shuster, Pat Buchanan, David Corn

Votes: 635

18. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this weekly news satire program.

Stars: John Oliver, David Kaye, Ryan Barger, Noel MacNeal

Votes: 76,684

19. The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell (2010– )

Not Rated | 60 min | News, Talk-Show

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell is political television program hosted by Lawrence O'Donnell and features in-depth political commentary from prominent politicians, journalists and ... See full summary »

Stars: Lawrence O'Donnell, Joy-Ann Reid, Krystal Ball, Ari Melber

Votes: 461

20. Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Seth Meyers hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, The 8G Band, Ben Warheit

Votes: 6,008

21. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015– )

TV-PG | 41 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human, Brian Stack

Votes: 11,426

22. Martin Bashir (2011– )

Not Rated | 58 min | News

A political television program featuring in-depth commentary by Martin Bashir and airs on the cable news channel MSNBC.

Stars: Martin Bashir, Julian Epstein, Karen Finney, Jonathan Capehart

Votes: 34

23. Meet the Press (1947– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

Weekly news program offering political interviews and analysis of current events by elected officials and experts.

Stars: Chuck Todd, Lawrence E. Spivak, David Gregory, Tim Russert

Votes: 515

24. Melissa Harris-Perry (2012– )

TV-G | 120 min | Talk-Show

Political talk show.

Stars: Melissa Harris-Perry, Raul A. Reyes, Joy-Ann Reid, Ari Melber

Votes: 75

25. Morning Joe (2007– )

180 min | News, Talk-Show

Your one stop shop for all the late breaking news in our nation and all over the world.

Stars: Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist, Mike Barnicle

Votes: 716

26. MSNBC Live (1996– )


A variety of hosts discuss mostly political current events, in hourly increments. While most of the pundits and commentators provide liberal-leaning context, also represented are ... See full summary »

Stars: Raul A. Reyes, Hallie Jackson, Kristen Welker, Stephanie Ruhle

Votes: 180

28. The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

A late night satirical talk show hosted by Larry Wilmore.

Stars: Larry Wilmore, Mike Yard, Rory Albanese, Holly Walker

Votes: 2,820

30. PoliticKING with Larry King (2012– )


Larry King interviews notable people about their political opinions.

Stars: Larry King, Amy Holmes, David Jolly, Laura Schwartz

Votes: 23

31. Politics Nation with Al Sharpton (2011– )

TV-G | 60 min | News, Talk-Show

MSNBC news show hosted by Al Sharpton.

Stars: Al Sharpton, Krystal Ball, Faith Jenkins, Dana Milbank

Votes: 108

32. The Rachel Maddow Show (2008– )

TV-PG | 60 min | News, Talk-Show

Daytime Host of the now-defunct Air America Radio's liberal talk show host discusses current events, with an emphasis on politics.

Stars: Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Richard Engel, Andrea Mitchell

Votes: 1,927

33. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Moore, Arianna Huffington

Votes: 12,179

34. Reliable Sources (1992– )

TV-PG | 60 min | News, Talk-Show

"Reliable Sources" is CNN's weekly program that examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover.

Stars: Brian Stelter, Howard Kurtz, David Zurawik, Carl Bernstein

Votes: 69

35. The Soup (2004–2020)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

From the hottest new series to the latest OMG reality TV moments, catch up on everything you missed through the lens of a sharp and hilarious commentary.

Stars: Joel McHale, Kelly Levy, Anndi McAfee, Lou the Chihuahua

Votes: 5,837

36. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

Jimmy Fallon hosts the Tonight Show and interviews celebrities, plays games with them and has a musical or comedic guest perform.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Quest Love

Votes: 15,791

37. Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (2012–2013)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Series will focus on politics, pop culture, race, religion, media and sex.

Stars: W. Kamau Bell, Dwayne Kennedy, Janine Brito, Hari Kondabolu

Votes: 853

38. United Shades of America (2016– )

42 min | Documentary, Short, Reality-TV

W. Kamau Bell travels America and dives into issues in America such as racism, incarceration, and more.

Stars: W. Kamau Bell, Russell Peters, Mark Nykanen, Chad McMullan

Votes: 612

39. Up with Steve Kornacki (2013– )

120 min | Talk-Show

Weekend news and opinion show featuring news makers and journalists.

Stars: Steve Kornacki, Raul A. Reyes, Jonathan Capehart, Christina Bellantoni

Votes: 8

40. Vice (2013– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, News

Documentary series featuring startling, groundbreaking stories from around the world.

Stars: Shane Smith, Gianna Toboni, Thomas Morton, Ben Anderson

Votes: 4,072

41. Vice Does America (2016– )

VICE staffers go on a road trip across the country in an RV during the polarized 2016 election, meeting voters, and exploring the wonderful and weird elements that make up America.

Stars: Wilbert L. Cooper, Martina de Alba, Abdullah Saeed

Votes: 44

43. With All Due Respect (2014– )

60 min | Talk-Show

"Game Change" authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann host this daily, hour-long show, the centerpiece of Bloomberg's new Bloomberg Politics unit. In addition to the latest news of the day... See full summary »

Stars: Gina Loudon, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann

Votes: 17

44. The Young Turks (2005– )

120 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

A daring, funny, and brutally honest show that covers politics, entertainment, movies, sports, and pop culture.

Stars: Ana Kasparian, Cenk Uygur, Jayar Jackson, John Iadarola

Votes: 1,677

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