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    Default TVís most powerful moments: 9/11, Katrina, O.J., Nielsen study finds

    The Sept. 11 tragedy was the most powerful event in television history, according to a new study released Wednesday by Sony Electronics and Nielsen.
    According to Nielsen's survey of 1,077 American adults, 9/11 was the most "universally impactful" televised moment of the last 50 years, followed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the O.J. Simpson verdict in 1995, the Challenger space shuttle disaster in 1986 and the death of Osama bin Laden last May.
    To measure impact, Nielsen and Sony created a score for each event derived by the number of people who viewed the event live, the number who could recall details about where they were during the occurrence and the number who could remember discussing what happened with others. Those parameters may explain why the surreal, slow-speed chase of Simpson's white Ford Bronco on June 17, 1994, ranked higher on the list than the 2011 earthquake in Japan, the Columbine High School shootings and the 2010 BP oil spill.
    It may also be the reason that the endlessly hyped wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011 had more influence, according to Nielsen, than the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963.

    Here are the top 20 events, according to the survey:
    1. Sept. 11 tragedy (2001)
    2. Hurricane Katrina (2005)
    3. O.J. Simpson verdict (1995)
    4. Challenger space shuttle disaster (1986)
    5. Death of Osama bin Laden (2011)
    6. O.J. Simpson white Bronco chase (1994)
    7. Earthquake in Japan (2011)
    8. Columbine High School shootings (1999)
    9. BP oil spill (2010)
    10. Princess Diana's funeral (1997)
    11. Death of Whitney Houston (2012)
    12. Capture and execution of Saddam Hussein (2006)
    13. Barack Obama's acceptance speech (2008)
    14. The Royal Wedding (2011)
    15. Assassination of John F. Kennedy (1963)
    16. Oklahoma City bombing (1995)
    17. Bush/Gore election results (2000)
    18. L.A. riots (1992)
    19. Casey Anthony verdict (2011)
    20. Funeral of John F. Kennedy (1963)

    Five of the top 20 most powerful momentsóbin Laden's killing, the earthquake in Japan, the Casey Anthony verdict, the royal wedding and the death of Whitney Houstonóoccurred within the last two years, while JFK's assassination and funeral in 1963 were the only televised events from the 1960s. And just one from the 1980sóthe Challenger disasteróregistered among the 20 most resonating, TV-wise.
    The survey was conducted by Nielsen in February. Sony commissioned the study in part to prove that despite the prevalence of Facebook and Twitter, people still watch major news events on television. "The study shows that we still turn to TV to inspire those [social media] discussions," Sony Electronics VP Brian Siegel said. (Loose translation: We should
    It also showed that age and gender play a big role in what we consider must-see TV.
    Apart from 9/11, the most highly recalled events among females were the 1997 funeral of Princess Diana, the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and the 2004 finale of "Friends." Among men, the killing of bin Laden and the U.S. hockey team's 1980 Olympic "miracle" were the most powerful television events excluding the 2001 terror attacks.
    Among women aged 18-34, the Tiger Woods cheating episode ranked highest in the scandal category, whereas President Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky had a greater effect among men in the same age range.
    Men over the age of 55, meanwhile, were influenced heavily by the "Thrilla in Manila" bout between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, and Joe Namath's MVP performance in Super Bowl III. But 18-34-year-old men said they were most "impacted" by LeBron James' decision to sign with the Miami Heat.
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    Why is the death of Whitney Houston a powerful TV moment? I don't think that is any different from the majority of other entertainers that died before their time.

    I would put Michael Jackson's death in there over Whitney's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoBandit View Post
    Why is the death of Whitney Houston a powerful TV moment? I don't think that is any different from the majority of other entertainers that died before their time.

    I would put Michael Jackson's death in there over Whitney's.
    The LA Riots were more powerful than Whitney Houston IMO.
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    We send 3 brave men to the moon with less computing power than todays toasters, land two of them, and return all 3 safely to the earth while the entire world watched...

    ...and Whitney, "fucking-crackhead-whore," Houston and Casey, "fucking-child killing-whore," Anthony make the list.
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    Don't understand about Whitney either. Over Michael Jackson? Don't get it all

    Also don't know about Obama's speech. You think in 20 years people will be going "I know where I was when it happened?" I know its recent but it pales to TV coverage of the 1st and 2nd gulf war.

    I still can recall those pictures over Baghdad with the AA fire and then with "Shock and Awe"

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    Where is Joe Theismann getting his leg snapped by LT?

    I'd have it above alot of those.
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    Total America: OJ appears twice!

    With medical advances, it's effect has lessened in hindsight, but I think Magic Johnson's 1991 press conference was a biggie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    We send 3 brave men to the moon with less computing power than todays toasters, land two of them, and return all 3 safely to the earth while the entire world watched...

    ...and Whitney, "fucking-crackhead-whore," Houston and Casey, "fucking-child killing-whore," Anthony make the list.
    It was before my time, but if I had to guess, I would have put that #2 behind 9/11. I was very surprised the moon landing isn't on there.

    As far as stars passing, I'd figure Elvis would be higher than Whitney Houston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    As far as stars passing, I'd figure Elvis would be higher than Whitney Houston.
    It should be.
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    I would have thought the Indonesian Tsunami would have been on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    It was before my time, but if I had to guess, I would have put that #2 behind 9/11. I was very surprised the moon landing isn't on there.

    As far as stars passing, I'd figure Elvis would be higher than Whitney Houston.
    It was before my time as well, but it is one of those "where were you when..." type of things. The only reason I can think of why it wouldn't be on there is because it was a set occassion. People knew they had to watch during a certain time to see it--it wasn't some spontaneous event like some of the other ones.

    However, I think humananity breaking the bonds of our home and landing on another celestial body--something that humans had wondered and hoped for since the dawn of our species, and something that may have happened for the first time in our universe's history for all we know--might rank a little higher than Casey fucking Anthony.

    Does anybody remember where they were when Casey Anthony was acquitted? It just happened and I have no idea. Or Whitney Houston?

    I just can't believe people remember JFK's funeral---something that will be forgotten to history in 2 more generations (no one really talks about William McKinley's funeral, do they?)--vs. humanity landing on the moon which will be remembered for all time. The same could be said for everything else on the list--except possibly 9/11. Something tells me that will be remembered for a very long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    We send 3 brave men to the moon with less computing power than todays toasters, land two of them, and return all 3 safely to the earth while the entire world watched...
    my thoughts exactly! I was only 3, but I swear u do remember sitting in front of a little b&w tv with my family watching that!
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post

    I just can't believe people remember JFK's funeral---something that will be forgotten to history in 2 more
    I think the deal here is that it was the first real American tragedy that was televised. You're right about McKinley, however, I think we still learn about Lincoln.
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    You also have to consider how viewership has risen over the years and how many more television sets people have.

    That said, there's no excuse for Whitney Houston even being on that list.
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