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List of most memorable TV moments

Published: Wednesday, July 11 2012 8:18 p.m. MDT

The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack is by far the most memorable moment shared by television viewers during the past 50 years, a study released on Wednesday concluded. The only thing that came close was President John F. Kennedy's assassination and its aftermath in 1963, but that was only for the people aged 55 and over who experienced those events as they happened instead of replayed as an historical artifact. Sony Electronics and the Nielsen television research company collaborated on the survey. They ranked TV moments for their impact not just by asking people if they remembered watching them, but if they recalled where they watched it, who they were with and whether they talked to other people about what they had seen. Following is a list of the top 20 events from the survey. Read a story on the survey here.
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kiaoraguy
Provo, UT

I would think that the little event that took place on July 20, 1969 might be a tad more viewable that Whitney's death?

collegestudent25
Cedar City, UT

Very random...

SoCalChris
Riverside, CA

Yeah, when I was scrolling through the list I thought for sure we'd see the moon landing, the Beatles and Elvis on Ed Sullivan and the streaker during the Academy Awards. Television moments, not just news moments.

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