The Story Behind the First Live TV Suicide In History

The last moments of a person’s life captured on film.

American news reporter Christine Chubbuck. Two weeks after this picture was taken, Chubbuck committed suicide on live TV. (Source: Wikipedia)

“In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in ‘blood and guts’, and in living color, you are going to see another first — attempted suicide.”

TThese were the last words of Christine Chubbuck, an American news reporter, before she pulled…

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Alema Ljuca

Alema Ljuca

Through variety to clarity. Top writer in History & Psychology.