I remember where I was and what I was doing during the JFK Assassination (I was taking an algebra test in school) the Challenger disaster and 9/11 (I was at work and a colleague rushed into my office to tell me).
It’s odd how the moon landing didn’t make it into this Top-20 list, it’s the one that emotionally affected me the most. I remember watching the tube sitting on the couch, dripping wet from the shower, lather on my face and a razor in my hand, laughing and crying uncontrollably at the same time. I don’t know whether to be proud or ashamed to admit it was the most joyous single moment of my life.
The survey was conducted by Nielsen in February. Sony commissioned the study, in part, to prove that despite the prevalence of Facebook and Twitter, people still watch major news events on television. “The study shows that we still turn to TV to inspire those [social media] discussions,” Sony Electronics VP Brian Siegel said. (Loose translation: We should buy more TVs, preferably from Sony.)