The Emmys celebrates TV moments and The Takeaway compiles its own list

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

For this year’s Emmy’s, the Academy is asking people to vote online for their most memorable television moments – either in comedy or drama. But what about news and other reality TV? At The Takeaway, we’re also head first into news and love these moments, so here’s our own category: most memorable “unscripted” television moments...

1 — The Coop slaps Sen. Mary Landrieu over Katrina response, 9/1/2005

2 — Tom. Cruise. Couch. 5/23/2005

3 — Daily Show smackdown on Crossfire, 10/15/2004

4 — Kelly Clarkson’s win on American Idol, 9/4/2002

5 — CNN pulls Florida back, 11/2000

6 — The Chase: O.J. Simpson with L.A. Det. Tom Lange, 6/17/94

7 — CNN's coverage of the Challenger explosion, 1/28/86

8 — The Moon Landing, July 20, 1969


Katherine Lanpher

Comments [2]


This list reads like it was compiled by a 23 year old with no historical knowledge of television. What about the Beatles on Ed Sullivan? Or the Nixon-Kennedy debate? Or Bette Midler singing to Johnny Carson on his second-to-last show?

Aug. 20 2008 03:34 PM
diana colbert

What about Elvis Costello on SNL changing his song at the last minute, defying the producers, and getting himself banned for 12 years?

"radio radio" rocks as does the defiant spirit of his performance!

Aug. 19 2008 11:31 AM

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