Technology advancement had a breakthrough when they found a way to telecast almost anything from anywhere in the world. Especially this was a huge win for newsgroups. They were able to give live footage of the news from all over the world. Even the news fans loved this feature. As usual just like all other things live TV also had some downsides. Number of accidents happen while on live TV within few weeks of the introduction of the new technology. And also too much violent videos were telecasted on live TV. Shocking videos such as car accidents are not easy to look at for some viewer. Even though television companies never planned to show such shocking videos to their viewers, accidents happen all the time. Huge number of such incidents were happen on live TV throughout the history. In this article we have listed some of them
Shocking video of Challenger space shuttle
Launching of a space shuttle is not a surprising thing to watch now a days. But things were very different in late 80s’. Back then it was a breathtaking moment for any human on earth. So all most all television companies from all over the world gave the live footage. In fact launching of Challenger space shuttle on January 6, 1986, was also broadcasted live to the whole world. Even the space shuttle engineers had no idea, what kind of accidents happen in this kind of a situation. While millions of people watching the shuttle successfully launched to the atmosphere. Unfortunately after 73 seconds after the launch with eight crew members inside the space shuttle exploded. it was not like any ordinary car accidents we see in our day to day life. Everyone who watch the live footage were shocked due to the unfortunate incident.
Footage of Simpson car chase which ended with a lot of car accidents
Accidents happen all the time. But this was no accident. A man named O.J.Simpson who murdered his wife tried to escape from a car. This was a very popular incident back then. A news helicopter was able to catch the whole footage in camera. And it was telecasted on live TV. Everyone saw the police pursuit very clearly. Thanks to ongoing broadcast, there were millions of witnesses for the incident and O.J.Simpson was accused of the murder of his wife. After the trial, he was acquitted for the murder. With the help of live TV footage.
Tsunami on live TV
Natural disasters can occur any time anywhere. No one can predict that. Because of that, it’s a very rare thing to catch a footage of a natural disaster. In fact, in 2011 such unpredicted disaster happened in Japan. We all know how prepared the Japanese people are with these kinds of disasters. As Japan is situated in the middle of several tectonic plates it is frequently subjected to natural disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes. But at this moment in 2011, they were not prepared enough. Japan lost over 13000 innocent lives that day. Not to mention about the property damage over 235 US billion dollars. This whole crisis was filmed by news helicopters and telecasted live on TV.
Shocking videos of assassinations
The famous incident of shooting John F. Kennedy was a shocking incident at that time. But this is not about John F. Kennedy at all. In fact, that incident never telecasts on live TV. But on the other hand, a man named Lee Harvey Oswald was convicted as the sniper who shot the president. Not only was that on 1963 he also responsible for the murder of a cop on duty that same day he murdered the president. After successfully capturing the killer and while he was sending to the county jail he was assassinated by a person named Jack Ruby shot him to death. This whole thing went live while this happened.