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 MacNeil/Lehrer Report’’ to a full hour in 1983, making it the first hour-long nightly newscast on any network. Washington Post,, "Lawrence Grossman, at 86, longtime television executive," 29 Mar. 2018 That includes constant promotion on Telemundo’s newscasts and other shows, as well as English-language ads on NBC’s broadcasts of English Premier League soccer, the Olympics and even last month’s Super Bowl. Jonathan Tannenwald,, "Comcast's Telemundo predicts ad sellout for Spanish-language rights to 2018 World Cup in Russia," 6 Mar. 2018 Jerry Harper’s distinctive, mellifluous voice effectively was the voice of WBBM-Ch. 2 for more than 30 years, heard on all manner of station promotions as well as newscasts. Bob Goldsborough,, "Jerry Harper, longtime WBBM-Ch. 2 announcer with signature voice, dies at 90," 24 June 2018 By Tuesday, stories about it were all over local newspapers and TV newscasts. Scott Harrison,, "From the Archives: The Pink Lady of Malibu," 8 June 2018 Active typically began newscasts by telling a story in the native language. Washington Post, "Alaska broadcaster known for Yup’ik stories dies," 4 June 2018 Vice has a daily newscast on HBO, though that series has had trouble breaking through the din. John Koblin, New York Times, "With ‘The Weekly,’ The New York Times Gets Serious About TV," 9 May 2018 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

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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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obstinately defiant of authority

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