Where were you when President Kennedy was assassinated? Do you remember when Martin Luther King was killed? Where were you on September 11, 2001? These are the moments of history that the world will never and should never forget, many of which have been captured forever through the lens of a television camera.
Despite ongoing complaints with modern media coverage and network bias, it’s undeniable that news stations are often essential tools for breaking news. As world events occur, news reporters and camera crews make their treks to the scene of the event to find answers to what the world wants to know. Often, they are left digging in the trenches for the smallest pieces of truth while the rest of the world waits to hear the details of the who, what, when and where.
From standoffs with police and bombings to heartbreaking tragedies and natural disasters, television has given the world a firsthand look into some of the most compelling and tragic events in history. As reporters and media outlets fight their way for their place in modern journalism, we uncovered an era of live television that is sure to give you chills. Whether you remember these events or you’re seeing them for the first time, some images may be disturbing and shocking as we take a look at the top 10 most insane moments ever caught on live television.