Television Newsmagazines

Television newsmagazines are programs longer than typical television newscasts, usually running an hour in length with some exceptions. Television newsmagazines often focus on one or only a few topics or stories. While many television newsmagazines present investigative reports, content often also contains interviews with celebrities, famous athletes, politicians, and human-interest or feature stories. Television newsmagazines continue to be a popular and important format in American broadcast journalism. Television programs in this genre are among the longest-running and highest-rated on American television. This entry examines the creation of a standard for television newsmagazines and the increase in popularity of the genre, as well as the evolution of some programs within the genre.

The first television newsmagazine, 60 Minutes, has aired on the American CBS network since 1968 ...

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