I've been watching some morning shows like Good Morning America, Today and This Morning (USA) and noticed that none of them have crew ending credits, just opening credits with the anchors and daily guests. Is there a reason for that? Is it because they are considered a newscast and thereby they do not follow guilds' guidelines such as WGA and DGA?

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    Downvoters care to comment? This seems like a reasonable, TV-oriented question to me. I certainly don't know the answer and might be interested to learn it.
    – Steve-O
    Commented Mar 12, 2019 at 14:00
  • Whether they are "news" in the journalistic sense, they are definitely not scripted fiction. While I don't watch morning talk shows, I have seen a few in the past, and I wonder if there might be some credits hidden in there somewhere, at least for some of them. Commented Mar 12, 2019 at 18:02
  • The same is sometimes true of sports coverage. I have no way to document or "back this up" - but I've personally noticed that news and sports will occasionally show ending credits. I believe some news organizations may do this on certain holidays - though they may air in a different day segment than the morning show (air for news division as a whole). An example in sports would be when the recent NFL season ended (or at least NBC's coverage ended); NBC ran lengthy credits identifying nearly everyone at NBC Sports.
    – sonnik
    Commented Mar 12, 2019 at 18:20
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    Sometimes the US network news programs run credits once a week, or extended versions of the credits once a month or once a year. I believe the CBS evening news used to run longer credits on Friday night. I recall one of the network news programs signing off at the end of the year with the anchor saying “... now let’s show you a list of all the people who worked on this program in the last year,” or something like that… Commented Aug 3, 2019 at 16:55

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Probably time-constraints

An article on NewscastStudio.com, Networks celebrate the holidays by paying tribute to their teams, gives a brief explanation about end-credits:

Some newscasts, stations and networks opt to run full credits New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.

Other newscasts will run full credits throughout the year either as time allows or on a predetermined frequency, such as once a week, though these are obviously without the holiday theme.

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