news·cast | \ ˈnüz-ˌkast , ˈnyüz- \

Definition of newscast 

: a radio or television broadcast of news

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newscaster \ˈnüz-ˌka-stər, ˈnyüz- \ noun

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The music video has played on national newscasts during round-the-clock coverage of the search and rescue operation at the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in far northern Chiang Rai province. Kaweewit Kaewjinda And Tassanee Vejpongsa,, "Neighbors share songs, prayers as search continues for teens missing in cave in Thailand," 30 June 2018 In both announcements, WMTV noted that the station's morning newscast was No. 1 in the ratings during Elliott's previous tenure there. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "WISN-TV's Tim Elliott lands in Madison, co-anchoring WMTV-TV's morning newscast," 22 June 2018 His appointment followed complaints that PBS newscasts displayed a liberal bias. Bart Barnes, Washington Post, "Michael Getler, Washington Post editor who became incisive in-house media critic, dies at 82," 15 Mar. 2018 Her suggestion on how to handle that: capitalize on the moment when death comes up on a movie or newscast, or when the conversation turns to someone who has recently died. Robert Powell, USA TODAY, "Powell: Here's how to plan a peaceful end of life," 11 Apr. 2018 His face was plastered on front pages across the state and across evening newscasts, while his opponent, Gov. Rick Scott, saw his latest trip to Puerto Rico relegated to second-fiddle status. Alex Daugherty, miamiherald, "Kids separated from their parents in Homestead are at the center of a political fight," 20 June 2018 Her death was front page news everywhere in Orlando; every newscast was reporting it. Victoria Moll-ramirez, Teen Vogue, "I Lost My College Roommate to Gun Violence, and Relive the Pain With Each New Shooting," 26 Apr. 2018 At one point, the company was one of the largest entertainment conglomerates in the world, churning out popular movies, 24-hour newscasts and such popular magazines as Time, People and Sports Illustrated. Meg James,, "AT&T completes purchase of Time Warner, ushering in new era for Warner Bros., CNN and HBO," 15 June 2018 Two of the station's newscasts were affected before regular programming resumed. CBS News, "CBS Albuquerque affiliate, KRQE-TV, goes dark due to intruder," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of newscast

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for newscast

news + broadcast

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The first known use of newscast was circa 1934

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English Language Learners Definition of newscast

: a radio or television program that reports the news


news·cast | \ ˈnüz-ˌkast , ˈnyüz- \

Kids Definition of newscast

: a radio or television broadcast of information on recent events

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