Television news has undergone remarkable transformations in the last seven decades. Beginning with the Camel News Caravan with John Cameron Swayze in 1948, evening newscasts drew tens of millions of viewers nightly, and expanded from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. With the launch of CNN in 1980, TV news expanded to 24 hours a day, seven days a week – and a new era in television journalism was born. This presentation will look at these sweeping changes and examine the impact, both good and bad, of television journalism over the last six decades.