You Won’t Believe These Live TV Moments

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A lot of things happen on television, but sometimes something happens that no one sees coming.
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Sword Assassination

During a live political debate in 1960, a Japanese socialist ran on stage and stabbed to death another politician.
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On Air Suicide

In the 1970s, Christine Chubbock shot herself in the head during a live newscast.
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Challenger Explosion

Many people can remember watching the Challenger launch, the the subsequent explosion when things went wrong.
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Dale Earnhardt Death

Many NASCAR fans were tuned into the races when Dale Earnhardt crashed his car and died.
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Operation: Shock and Awe

In the early days of live streaming, this attack on Iraq by American troops was broadcast live for the world to see.
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Live Murder

In 2015, a newscaster and her cameraman were shot and killed during a live broadcast. The killer was a disgruntled employee.
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Human Fireball

A man was angry at the insurance companies and parked his car on the highway and set himself on fire as the police approached.
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San Francisco Earthquake

Anyone watching the 1989 World Series remembers seeing when the San Francisco earthquake hit.
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Columbine High School

In 1999, shooters rampaged Columbine High School and much of the carnage was caught on live television.
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Japanese Tsunami

When the massive tsunami hit Japan, CNN was filming live in the area and caught the whole thing live on television.
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