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It is no doubt that live events are one of the most enjoyable experiences, as we know it is totally original, and not scripted.
It gives us a feel of being right there where it is actually happening, even though we're sitting thousands of miles away from it. However, over the years of catching live TV, many of us have been exposed to things that have shocked us to the core. And here are some of them! Check them out!
August 26, 2015, reporter Allison Parker's interview ended in an unprecedented manner when a gunman repeatedly shot her and her cameraman. The entire event was caught on camera, and the gunman was later identified as a former employee of the station.
The FIFA 2006 World Cup final in Berlin shocked viewers when the French captain abruptly turned and launched a damaging head-butt into the chest of the Italian defender. The Italian went down, and the attacker was shown a red card.
Madonna created quite the stir at the 2003 Video Music Awards when she suddenly kissed Spears, and then Aguilera, in the midst of a performance in which all three were on stage together.
You might have heard of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. But have you heard of what happened next? Lee Harvey Oswald was suspected of Kennedy's assassination and was being transported under police custody. That's when, under the full view of the public, nightclub owner, Jack Ruby, leapt from the crowd and shot Oswald dead before everyone's eyes.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a rather unconventional moment stuck the memory of many when two female gymnasts were caught kissing on camera. However, many just brushed off the act as a European custom.
This event occurred in 1993 when ATF agents zeroed in on the Branch Davidian Complex in Waco Texas on a case of a weapons violation. The initial raid led to many being killed and wounded. The final raid was conducted on April 19, and was caught live on camera. The assault escalated to such levels that armoured vehicles were called in, and wildfire broke out in the compound. By the end, 76 Branch Davidians were dead.
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