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01-19-2005, 04:08 PM
In honor of CNN's 25 anniversary/birthday this year, what are the top 5 news stories over this period of time?

Mine ...

1. 9/11
2. Oklahoma City Bombing
3. The Fall of Communism/Berlin Wall/Soviet Union
4. Challenger Tragedy
5. Both Iraqi Wars

01-19-2005, 04:11 PM
1. 9/11
2. OJ Simpson Trial
3. Presidental Election Coverages
4. Iraq wars
5. Princess Diana's Death

01-19-2005, 04:13 PM
Good list. I'd have to add the appearance of AIDS in place of four or five.

Others might be the recent Tsunami, 2000 Election, failed Russian coup, Rwanda, the Balkans and German Reunification.

01-19-2005, 04:16 PM

hands down #1

01-19-2005, 04:20 PM
Top 5 most important? Top 5 in terms of coverage?

Here are my most important:

Oklahoma City
Berlin Wall/Fall of Communism
Iraq II

Top 5 in terms of coverage:

Laci Peterson
Jon-Benet Ramsey
Princess Di's death
Coverage of any other rich, white woman's murder in the past 25 years

01-19-2005, 04:23 PM
Reds sign Ken Griffey Jr.

01-19-2005, 04:26 PM
Reagan Shot
Fall of Communism
Tiananmen Square
Tsnumi 2004

01-19-2005, 04:30 PM
1. 9/11/01
2. The fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989
3. The collapse of the Soviet Union, 1991
Those three news stories made for riveting TV viewing, as did both Iraqi wars and the Challenger tragedy. Certainly the Oklahoma City bombing was important. Several U.S. presidential elections could be considered, including Reagan's election in 1980 and the controversy over the 2000 election. There is the aborted move towards democracy in China in the late 1980s and Russia's more recent slip back into a more autocratic system. Then there are the stories that don't make riveting video but may be more important, for good or ill, such as the economic growth enjoyed by America for most of the last 25 years and the growth of AIDS throughout the world. Finally the Reds winning the World Series in 1990 deserves mention.

01-19-2005, 04:50 PM
The shooting down of KAL 007 made for an intense time. Then there was the rash of bombings from Lockerbie and Beirut to Rome and Berlin that came to an abrupt end when Reagan bombed Tripoli. Pathfinder explored a world and captivated another. Apartied ended. The internet connected the world and destroyed fortunes. A president was impeached. The Kursk sank. The newly ubiquitous cell phone saved either the White House or the Capitol from terrorist attack. Mad cow disease threatened the world's food supply. Oh, and Nicolas Cage and Keanu Reeves continued to find acting jobs.

01-19-2005, 05:08 PM
The first time I had sex with a girl.

And this preemptive "Shut up" goes out to Red Leader!!

01-19-2005, 05:10 PM
The first time I had sex with a girl.

He said the last 25, not the next.


01-19-2005, 05:12 PM
He said the last 25, not the next.

:MandJ: :MandJ: :MandJ:

01-19-2005, 05:27 PM
He said the last 25, not the next.

*smack* :MandJ: :MandJ: :MandJ: :MandJ:

Red Leader
01-19-2005, 05:30 PM
He said the last 25, not the next.


Thank you, RFS. I was busy and unable to comment, but you did very well in my place. :thumbup:

01-19-2005, 05:31 PM
The first time I had sex with a girl.

With a girl you say?

Red Leader
01-19-2005, 05:33 PM
With a girl you say?

Yea, why did you have to specify that, Puffy? :mhcky21: