TV’s most powerful moments: 9/11, Katrina, O.J., Nielsen study says

TV’s most powerful moments: 9/11, Katrina, O.J., Nielsen study says

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Emergency personnel rescue residents from submerged houses in New Orleans, 29 August 2005, after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. Hurricane Katrina made landfall early Monday as a category four storm on the five-level Saffir-Simpson hurricane intensity scale and caused widespread damage and flooding in New Orleans and other cities on the southern Gulf Coast of the United States. AFP PHOTO/James NIELSEN (Photo credit should read JAMES NIELSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on July 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM

According to Nielsen's survey of 1,077 American adults, 9/11 was the most "universally impactful" televised moment of the last 50 years, followed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the O.J. Simpson verdict in 1995, the Challenger space shuttle disaster in 1986 and the death of Osama bin Laden last May.

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