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(610 WIOD)   Nielsen's top 20 most powerful TV moments. (Yes, that's on there. Yes, that too. Wait, what the hell is THAT on there for?)   ( 610wiod.com) divider line
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2012-07-12 03:24:25 PM  
I'm assuming Fonzie crashing into the Arnold's Fried Chicken stand is #21, then.
 
2012-07-12 03:24:32 PM  
do you just copy and paste this same headline any time there is a list of like things?
 
2012-07-12 03:30:47 PM  
So apparently Americans walking on the farking moon is less important than the death of a coked-out has-been who was already on 60% of people's office dead pools?

Nice America
 
2012-07-12 03:34:37 PM  
WTF Casey Anthony trumps the moon landing?
 
2012-07-12 03:37:10 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I'm assuming Fonzie crashing into the Arnold's Fried Chicken stand is #21, then.


You honestly think that moment was more powerful than when Pinky Tuscadero gave Fonzie her pink scarf after the Malachi Brothers nearly killed her in that demolition derby?

You've never experienced true love and loss, have you?
 
2012-07-12 03:37:16 PM  

HoboCop: WTF Casey Anthony trumps the moon landing?


came here to say this.

or the 1972 olympic tragedy.
 
2012-07-12 03:38:03 PM  

scottydoesntknow: So apparently Americans walking on the farking moon is less important than the death of a coked-out has-been who was already on 60% of people's office dead pools?

Nice America


Whitney Houston wasn't a hoax.
 
2012-07-12 03:38:43 PM  
Unless this is the list of runners-up to the moon landing, then this list fails completely.
 
2012-07-12 03:41:56 PM  
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2012-07-12 03:42:51 PM  
I'll always remember where I was...

blog.koldcast.tv
 
2012-07-12 03:46:39 PM  
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2012-07-12 03:50:17 PM  
Omits Charles/Diana wedding, Reagan shooting, Michael Jackson death and Apollo 11 moon landing. All bigger news than Whitney Houston's death or the Casey Anthony verdict, IMO.
 
2012-07-12 03:53:37 PM  

CrotchBeard: Omits Charles/Diana wedding, Reagan shooting, Michael Jackson death and Apollo 11 moon landing. All bigger news than Whitney Houston's death or the Casey Anthony verdict, IMO.


Hell even that Terry Schiavo nonsense was bigger than that.
 
2012-07-12 03:55:17 PM  
Nixon resigns
Germans tear down the Berlin wall

These televised events pale in comparison to Pippa's sister's wedding and Snooki's tummy tuck
 
2012-07-12 04:05:39 PM  

Jackson Herring: do you just copy and paste this same headline any time there is a list of like things?


Greenlight gold
 
2012-07-12 04:07:42 PM  
I didn't even know the casey anthony verdict was televised.
 
2012-07-12 04:14:36 PM  

beantowndog: I didn't even know the casey anthony verdict was televised.


I'm still quite not sure I know who this is.

/It's a former baseball player, yes?
 
2012-07-12 04:18:58 PM  
Whitney Houston dead, but no Michael Jackson dead? Wrong.

Say what you will about pop culture vs. more important stuff... but when Michael Jackson died, it was all *anyone* was talking about. For three days, I heard nothing but Michael Jackson on jukeboxes all over town, and on people's stereos.

I mean, I seriously couldn't walk down the street without hearing at least one person playing Jackson somewhere... if not 5-10 different places.
 
2012-07-12 04:22:50 PM  

flaEsq: Nixon resigns


Ummmm... Nixon didn't resign, you dolt.
 
2012-07-12 04:28:05 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: beantowndog: I didn't even know the casey anthony verdict was televised.

I'm still quite not sure I know who this is.

/It's a former baseball player, yes?


I think he was one of the black sox, which is even more surprising as nobody had tvs then.
 
2012-07-12 04:29:41 PM  
Also:

John Lennon's death

I was 5 and remember it.
 
2012-07-12 04:33:09 PM  
Also... Barack Obama's speech to the DNC, and not the night America elected its first black president? Or his swearing in?

I don't know of that many people who were interested in that speech... but the other two... every single one of my friends that don't have a TV were at my house for that. A few of them friggin' took off work for election night. It was sort of kind of a historic moment.
 
2012-07-12 04:38:06 PM  
"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

That was powerful for me.
 
2012-07-12 04:38:57 PM  

downstairs: flaEsq: Nixon resigns

Ummmm... Nixon didn't resign, you dolt.


Wat?
 
2012-07-12 04:39:16 PM  
What no Ernie Anastos' "Keep F*cking That Chicken?"

THIS LIST IS BULLSHIATE!
 
2012-07-12 04:41:31 PM  

downstairs: Also:

John Lennon's death

I was 5 and remember it.


How could anyone forget hearing that news from Howard Cosell, of all frikkin people?
 
2012-07-12 04:43:29 PM  
Um, series finale of Friends, anyone?
 
2012-07-12 04:44:04 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: downstairs: Also:

John Lennon's death

I was 5 and remember it.

How could anyone forget hearing that news from Howard Cosell, of all frikkin people?


Exactly. Now, I don't remember exactly where I heard it or when... just saying as a 5 year old, even I knew it was a big friggin' deal. Also the Reagan assassination attempt some 5 months later.
 
2012-07-12 04:46:28 PM  

Babwa Wawa: downstairs: flaEsq: Nixon resigns

Ummmm... Nixon didn't resign, you dolt.

Wat?


I counted him as tossed out.
 
2012-07-12 04:49:39 PM  
Really? Whitney Houston's death makes the list but Tiananmen Square doesn't get a mention?
 
2012-07-12 04:49:58 PM  

serial_crusher: Um, series finale of Friends, anyone?


CSB: The series finale of Seinfeld happened the night of my college commencement ball. At least two thirds of the people there walked out around 8:50 to go watch it.

As for the list, Casey Anthony, Whitney Houston and the 2nd Royal wedding don't belong on the list, and as far as I'm concerned, JFK's funeral was part of his assassination. I'd say notable replacements are:

-Lennon's assassination leading to yet another Patriot loss in Miami (okay, party joking on that)
-Michael Jackson
-The Columbia
-Nixon resigning
-RFK
-Reagan's assassination attempt
-Diana's death
-The 1989 World Series earthquake (which was one of the few I saw live)
 
2012-07-12 04:51:39 PM  

Ghastly: Tiananmen Square


Good one that I forgot. Also, Exxon Valdez.
 
2012-07-12 04:54:09 PM  

Ghastly: Really? Whitney Houston's death makes the list but Tiananmen Square doesn't get a mention?


Was that really televised live?
 
2012-07-12 05:03:26 PM  

downstairs: Ghastly: Really? Whitney Houston's death makes the list but Tiananmen Square doesn't get a mention?

Was that really televised live?


As close to live as possible. It was pretty much the first major world event to be transmitted digitally.
 
2012-07-12 05:10:23 PM  

Ghastly: downstairs: Ghastly: Really? Whitney Houston's death makes the list but Tiananmen Square doesn't get a mention?

Was that really televised live?

As close to live as possible. It was pretty much the first major world event to be transmitted digitally.


Huh. I thought the first Gulf War was... which came 3-ish years later.

I was 14 and kind of a news nerd (would watch headline news as a kid rather than cartoons after school). Of course I know *about* Tiananmen, I just don't remember much about it live.

/I guess the vodka killed that brain cell.
 
2012-07-12 05:15:51 PM  

downstairs: Ghastly: downstairs: Ghastly: Really? Whitney Houston's death makes the list but Tiananmen Square doesn't get a mention?

Was that really televised live?

As close to live as possible. It was pretty much the first major world event to be transmitted digitally.

Huh. I thought the first Gulf War was... which came 3-ish years later.

I was 14 and kind of a news nerd (would watch headline news as a kid rather than cartoons after school). Of course I know *about* Tiananmen, I just don't remember much about it live.

/I guess the vodka killed that brain cell.


No Tiananmen Square was definitely one of the first world events where digital transmission of video and photos was used much to the annoyance of the Chinese government who simply stopped all mail deliveries out of the country and had no idea who photos and videos were getting out. Digital cameras and modems won the day.
 
2012-07-12 05:45:43 PM  
Old news jpeg goes here.
 
2012-07-12 05:47:39 PM  
All this tells me is Americans have REALLY short memories and didn't think this through.
 
2012-07-12 05:47:54 PM  
Yeah, I was expecting Michael Jackson's death to be on there. Wtf?
 
2012-07-12 05:48:03 PM  
this list and discussion is almost as exciting as this one.
 
2012-07-12 05:48:42 PM  
So it looks like they only interviewed people 25 years and younger. Seriously - the O.J. chase is even listed but no moon landing???
 
2012-07-12 05:49:27 PM  
I can understand most of them. But deaths of entertainers? Pshaw.
 
2012-07-12 05:49:27 PM  
No Janet Jackson nip slip?
 
2012-07-12 05:50:06 PM  

downstairs: Babwa Wawa: downstairs: flaEsq: Nixon resigns

Ummmm... Nixon didn't resign, you dolt.

Wat?

I counted him as tossed out.


This is what "wrong" looks like.
 
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2012-07-12 05:50:18 PM  
"After many hours of thought and meditation I've made a decision that should not be an example to anyone because it is unique to my situation."

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-12 05:50:24 PM  
Anyone in this survey who voted for the Casey Anthony verdict should have their TV privileges revoked forever.
 
2012-07-12 05:50:28 PM  
baby jessica stuck in the well
 
2012-07-12 05:52:17 PM  
Miracle on Ice?
 
2012-07-12 05:53:06 PM  

downstairs: Babwa Wawa: downstairs: flaEsq: Nixon resigns

Ummmm... Nixon didn't resign, you dolt.

Wat?

I counted him as tossed out.


Nope, he pulled a "you can't fire me, I quit" move. He resigned to avoid removal from office
 
2012-07-12 05:53:33 PM  
i guess they forgot about MASH breaking the viewer record.

(why yes it was important, alan alda is funny)
 
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