Scott Stevens

By Scott Stevens

LifeBuzz Staff

The 23 Wildest Things That Ever Happened On Live Television.

We never know what we will see when we watch live television. That’s part of the draw to it. Sometimes we all know what we are tuning in to watch but we never know what will happen. That’s the beauty of live television. Or sometimes the tragedy. There have been plenty of great things that have been captured on live TV but there have also been plenty of not so good events as well. Sometimes what we see doesn’t fall into either category, sometimes we are just left dumbfounded or shocked.

Who will ever forget the Madonna kiss, the news reporter that committed suicide during the morning news report, the Challenger disaster, Dale Earnhardt being killed during the Daytona 500 or the court trials of O.J. Simpson or Casey Anthony?

Since the beginning of live television broadcasting, there have been countless shocking events that we have watched unfold. Today we have so many news channels that someone is always broadcasting something live so those moments are a lot more frequent. We will take a look at some of the most controversial moments to ever be seen broadcast on live television.

#1. The kiss

Fans that follow celebrities will never forget when Britney Spears kissed Madonna.

The kiss

Chris Polk/FilmMagic

#2. The interuption

Taylor Swift is shocked when Kanye West interrupted her accepting a well deserved award to talk about Beyonce.

The interuption

Getty

#3. On air suicide

In 1974, Christine Chubbuck committed suicide during her live broadcast of the morning news. She very calmly said, “In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, and in living color, you are going to see another first: attempted suicide." Then she pulled out a gun and shot herself in the head.

On air suicide

TV-40 news

#4. Goodbye Dave!

Tina Fey has made a career out of being one of the funniest women around. When David Letterman was winding down his television career, Fey gave him a memorable send off.

Goodbye Dave!

CBS

#5. The Challenger

In 1986, the country watched live as the space shuttle Challenger exploded. What was supposed to be the beginning of space explorations for the average person, the event ended up going horribly wrong as millions watch live.

The Challenger

Bruce Weaver / AP

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