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    Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    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

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    Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    1. 9/11
    2. OJ Simpson Trial
    3. Presidental Election Coverages
    4. Iraq wars
    5. Princess Diana's Death

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    Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    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.
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    Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    Bennifer

    hands down #1
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    Top 5 most important? Top 5 in terms of coverage?

    Here are my most important:

    9/11
    Oklahoma City
    Berlin Wall/Fall of Communism
    Iran-Contra
    Iraq II

    Top 5 in terms of coverage:

    OJ
    Laci Peterson
    Jon-Benet Ramsey
    Princess Di's death
    Coverage of any other rich, white woman's murder in the past 25 years
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    Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    Reds sign Ken Griffey Jr.

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    Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    9-11
    Reagan Shot
    Fall of Communism
    Tiananmen Square
    Tsnumi 2004

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    Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    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.
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    Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    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.
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    Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    The first time I had sex with a girl.

    And this preemptive "Shut up" goes out to Red Leader!!
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    Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy
    The first time I had sex with a girl.

    He said the last 25, not the next.

    :
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    He said the last 25, not the next.

    :
    :MandJ: :MandJ: :MandJ:
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    Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    He said the last 25, not the next.

    :
    *smack* :MandJ: :MandJ: :MandJ: :MandJ:
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    Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    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.
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    Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years

    The first time I had sex with a girl.
    With a girl you say?
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