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MOST SHOKING events that were caught LIVE on TV

Thank’s to the power of broadcasting, many people witnessed some craziest and most unforgettable moments/events in real-time. 

In the list down bellow we’ll be talking about the craziest events that were caught live on Tv

#1 The fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)

It took almost 30 years for the barrier dividing West Berlin from East Berlin to be finally torn down. Following protests and growing crowds of East German refugees making their way to the West, the authorities were forced to open the gates. 

TV audiences from worldwide watched as the Germans came together to demolish the wall and communism in Germany.

#2 The Waco Siege (1993)

After the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms unsuccessfully attempted to search the Branch Davidian Christian sect's ranch for illegal weapons, the raid escalated into a fatal shootout.

What TV audiences saw next, was an intense and violent 51-day siege involving the FBI. The real-time broadcast wasn't only notable for the coverage of the gunshots, tear, gas, and fire, but also for the party inspiring the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombings. 

#3 The O.J. Simpson Car Chase

After O.J. Simpson killed his ex-wife and her friend. He was asked by authorities to surrender, but he instead ran away with former teammate Al Cowlings in his car and was pursued by the police for 2 hours and 75 miles before surrendering in Simpson's driveway.

He went inside his house, drank orange juice, and then called his mother. Almost 95 million Americans watched this chase live on TV. And that made the program with the highest views for the year of 1994.

#4 space shuttle challenger disaster (1986)

On January 28, 1986. With the teacher, Christa Mcaufille on board who would be the first teacher to be sent to space, and hundreds of school children watching in real-time, the Challenger launch was to be the first of its kind. 

Although CNN transmitted the sole live broadcast, of the disaster spread like wildfire through, news of the disaster.

Because the media focused on the story's human elements and tragic moments for dramatic effect, it became a hot topic for several weeks and changed future news reporting.  

#5 The Tohoku Earthquake and The Tsunami

After the most powerful earthquake Japan has ever seen struck an area near Tohoku, a potent Tsunami washed over Japan and killed thousands.

Japanese Tv Networks and CNN were there to capture this horrifying act nature. 

Although the continuous footage of the destruction caused by the deadly waters shocked the world, the coverage also encouraged a massive worldwide relief response. 

#6 The Collapse of the Second Twin Tower

September 11, 2001, is a day that's stuck inside every American's memory, second tower's. Moments after the World Trade Center was hit the first time, media outlets picked up live feeds that glued worldwide audiences on their TV sets. 

The collapse was broadcast on live TV in real-time for the entire nation to watch. 

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Written by Editorial Team

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