It's interesting because I only recently started paying attention to my news viewing habits. It seems that I mostly turn on the news when I'm feeling like the world is a bitter, hostile place to be a part of and the top headlines for the area usually confirm my feelings at the time. Our news is mostly murder, rape, robberies, shoot-outs involving police officers and cheating scandals; the likes of which range from accredited schools and officials cheating students out of a real education or someone with celebrity status cheating on their personal relationships.
I don't. Which is a shame, because the newscaster on there is often called the Ron Burgundy of the South. But if there's something of note, I'll most likely hear about it in conversation, which takes away the necessity of watching it.