Saturday, January 21, 2012

Great Moments in TV History #4: Washed-up Comic Talks Filthy on CNN

From 1998(?): During an interview, the CNN reporter insinuates to Andrew "Dice" Clay that he is attempting a comeback, which Clay takes exception to. When asked whether or not he currently owned and operated a gym, Clay goes ballistic (according to wikipedia, he did and still does own a gym).

Friday, January 20, 2012

Great Moments in TV History #3: Beauty Queen Explains American Ignorance

From the 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant. Miss Teen South Carolina attempts to answer why 20% of Americans can't find the U.S. on a world map.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Great Moments in TV History #2: Jessica Savitch's Last Broadcast

In this TV clip from 1983, reporter Jessica Savitch looks and acts like she's high on drugs, and her boss at NBC seemed to think so too, since she was suspended from her job immediately after this broadcast. Three weeks later, she and her boyfriend were killed in a traffic accident.

Great Moments in TV History #1: Howard Cosell Loses Toupee

1973: At the end of a televised boxing match, losing boxer Scott LeDoux rants about the fight being rigged and then gets into a scuffle with his opponent Johnny Boudreau and his handlers, with sports announcer Howard Cosell getting his toupee knocked-off in the process.