Here in the UK, it depends on which news you watch and when you watch it.
We have a twice daily local 'magazine' program, where national news of local importance is discussed, along with local happenings and interest stories right down to the 'light notes' of silly things like Bob Smith Postman for village/area X has delivered his 1 billionth letter today.
Then we have the National news and International news both in headline quicky news programmes and more in depth three or four times a day.
How good or bad the programs are depends upon which channel you choose to watch.
Things like Tom Cruise and his latest craze in under pants, may be mentioned on slow news days, or it si confined to pop culture news shows, which are on daily as well.....