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The Most Controversial TV Moment From The Year You Were Born

Updated 3 Aug 2020 61.6k views36 items

At least once per year, something happens on TV that shocks viewers, generates thousands of angry phone calls and letters (remember the pre-internet era??), changes the TV landscape forever, or just gets talked about endlessly for weeks afterwards.The most controversial TV moments from the year you were born may have been the result of a simple accident or came out of a well-orchestrated plot twist. Either way, the most thought-provoking, conversation-stimulating, outrageous moments from TV continue to shock, surprise, and provoke. 

Here are the most controversial TV moments by year, going back decades. Which ones still grab your attention? 

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