The top 5 moments were:
2. Hurricane Katrina
3. O.J. Simpson verdict
4. Space Shuttle Challenger explosion
5. Osama bin Laden death
#42 was the final episode of M*A*S*H.
#43 was The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show.
#44 was the “Who Shot J.R.?” episode of Dallas (the-revival-of-which, incidentally, is Summer’s top TV hit).
Drilling-down to demographics:
- People age 55+ rank President Kennedy’s assassination a close second to 911.
- To young people in the sample, President Obama’s election night speech was #3.
- To women, Princess Diana’s funeral was #4. To men it was #23.
"One generation's headline is the next one's punch line."