Prime Time News
A news show made up of one or more documentaries, each longer than a news segment on the nightly news. Frequently showcases investigative journalism. Also known as "newsmagazines" because of the long format of their stories.
Not to be confused with CBC
Television's early-1990s experiment of running The National
and The Journal
back-to-back at 9:00 PM, although The Journal
was a documentary program.
Being such an iconic format, it has naturally been subjected several times to parody
. The most notable of these are: