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15th Sep '17 1:06:02 PM Gravidef
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* A truly disturbing example comes in the SeriesFinale of the Jim Henson property ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}''. The main plot of the episode sees the WESAYSO corporation destroying the mating grounds of a particular insect; [[ForWantOfANail the missing beetles leads to a chain of events]] that ultimately results in snow clouds forming that will lead to the ''mass extinction of all life on Earth'', a SuddenDownerEnding and GreenAesop taken to the extreme. To hammer the point home, the penultimate scene shows the main characters gathered around a television set watching news anchor Howard Handupme deliver the final forecast: "And taking a look at the long range forecast: continued snow, darkness, and extreme cold. This is Howard Handupme. Goodnight... goodbye." We then cut to the family's home being gradually covered with snow.

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* A truly disturbing example comes in the SeriesFinale of the Jim Henson property ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}''. The main plot of the episode sees the WESAYSO corporation destroying the mating grounds of a particular insect; [[ForWantOfANail the missing beetles lack of the bugs leads to a chain of events]] that ultimately results in snow clouds forming that will lead to the ''mass extinction of all life on Earth'', a SuddenDownerEnding and GreenAesop taken to the extreme. To hammer the point home, the penultimate scene shows the main characters gathered around a television set watching news anchor Howard Handupme deliver the final forecast: "And taking a look at the long range forecast: continued snow, darkness, and extreme cold. This is Howard Handupme. Goodnight... goodbye." We then cut to the family's home being gradually covered with snow.snow...
15th Sep '17 1:03:38 PM Gravidef
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* A truly disturbing example comes in the SeriesFinale of the Jim Henson property ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}''. The main plot of the episode sees the WESAYSO corporation destroying the mating grounds of a particular insect; [[ForWantOfANail the missing beetles leads to a chain of events]] that ultimately results in snow clouds forming that will lead to the ''mass extinction of all life on Earth'', a SuddenDownerEnding and GreenAesop taken to the extreme. To hammer the point home, the penultimate scene shows the main characters gathered around a television set watching news anchor Howard Handupme deliver the final forecast: "And taking a look at the long range forecast: continued snow, darkness, and extreme cold. This is Howard Handupme. Goodnight... goodbye." We then cut to the family's home being gradually covered with snow.
3rd Sep '17 11:38:54 AM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/{{CNN}}'s coverage of the massive [[http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/06/02/cnn.tiananmen.coverage/ 1989 Chinese student rebellion]] was this, especially when Chinese authorities came to the bureau and ordered them to stop transmitting. They kept right on sending until the cameras were turned off. [[http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/01/world/asia/tiananmen-chinoy/index.html This coverage influences the world's view of China]] to this day. Twenty years later, Chinese officials [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGHd2bPn4ZU blocked CNN from carrying a memorial gathering]].
23rd Aug '17 11:49:42 AM ZombieAladdin
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* A rather complicated example in ''WesternAnimation/OsmosisJones'': After Thrax had malfunctioned Frank's brain causing his body temperature to skyrocket to dangerous levels, the NNN (Neural News Network) reporters, at their station, promise their viewers to stay on the air for as long as they can, delivered in a tense manner as we see NNN footage of various body parts collapsing and shutting down. It's not the intense heat that injures them though, but infighting stemming from them feeling agitated. They do survive once Frank is cured, but both of them now have [[InstantBandages patches, casts, and gauze on them]].
8th Aug '17 3:53:21 PM CaptEquinox
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* On the morning of December 6, 1917, a French munitions ship loaded with explosives collided with another ship and caught fire. At the railyard near Pier 6 where the burning ship drifted in, dispatcher Vince Coleman and a coworker were told what was happening and ran for their lives -- only for Coleman to turn back when he remembered a passenger train was about to come in. He ran back to the station and sent out one telegraph message after another warning the train to stop. His messages were received by other stations down the line, letting officials respond. All incoming trains stopped in time. ''Hold up the train. Ammunition ship afire in harbor making for Pier 6 and will explode. Guess this will be my last message. Good-bye boys.'' Minutes later the ship exploded, killing 2000 people, including Coleman.
* On September 8, 1934, the luxury liner SS ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Morro_Castle_(1930) Morro Castle]]'' caught fire. Radio broke the news first and covered the events throughout the day. The CoastGuard cutter ''Tampa'' tried to tow her, but in rough waters the tow line snapped and the smouldering hulk drifted in toward shore. WCAP's Tom Burley had been just about to pause for a station break; he said "The ''Morro Castle'' is adrift and heading for the shore--" looked up, and cried out ''"My God! She's coming right in here!"'' She didn't quite hit the broadcast booth, but hit the beach about a hundred yards away.

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* On the morning of December 6, 1917, a French munitions ship loaded with explosives collided with another ship and caught fire.fire in the Narrows Strait just off [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_Explosion Halifax, NS]]. At the railyard near Pier 6 where the burning ship drifted in, dispatcher Vince Coleman and a coworker were told what was happening and ran for their lives -- only for Coleman to turn back when he remembered a passenger train was about to come in. He ran back to the station and sent out one telegraph message after another warning the train to stop. His messages were received by other stations down the line, letting officials respond. All incoming trains stopped in time. ''Hold up the train. Ammunition ship afire in harbor making for Pier 6 and will explode. Guess this will be my last message. Good-bye boys.'' Minutes later the ship exploded, killing 2000 people, including Coleman.
* On September 8, 1934, the luxury liner SS ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Morro_Castle_(1930) Morro Castle]]'' caught fire.fire near Long Beach Island, NJ. Radio broke the news first and covered the events throughout the day. The CoastGuard cutter ''Tampa'' tried to tow her, but in rough waters the tow line snapped and the smouldering hulk drifted in toward shore. shore at Asbury Park. WCAP's Tom Burley had been just about to pause for a station break; he said "The ''Morro Castle'' is adrift and heading for the shore--" looked up, and cried out ''"My God! She's coming right in here!"'' She didn't quite hit the broadcast booth, but hit the beach struck ground about a hundred yards away.from the broadcast booth.
8th Aug '17 2:31:30 AM CaptEquinox
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* Reporter Herb Morrison's eyewitness account of the UsefulNotes/{{Hindenburg}} explosion is as memorable as the event itself. It was the inspiration for countless dramatic portrayals of badass broadcasters engaging in similar heroics.

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* On September 8, 1934, the luxury liner SS ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Morro_Castle_(1930) Morro Castle]]'' caught fire. Radio broke the news first and covered the events throughout the day. The CoastGuard cutter ''Tampa'' tried to tow her, but in rough waters the tow line snapped and the smouldering hulk drifted in toward shore. WCAP's Tom Burley had been just about to pause for a station break; he said "The ''Morro Castle'' is adrift and heading for the shore--" looked up, and cried out ''"My God! She's coming right in here!"'' She didn't quite hit the broadcast booth, but hit the beach about a hundred yards away.
* Reporter Herb Morrison's eyewitness account of the UsefulNotes/{{Hindenburg}} {{Hindenburg}} explosion May 6, 1937, is as memorable as the event itself. It was the inspiration for countless dramatic portrayals of badass broadcasters engaging in similar heroics.



* If World War III had ever broken out during the 1950s-1980s period, emergency broadcast protocols actually would have called for radio stations to continue broadcasting emergency instructions for as long as possible - meaning until the bombs hit or until their emergency generators ran out of juice after the attack. Although pre-recorded messages were created (with the BBC known to have developed an entertainment-style program to keep morale up), someone had to be available to provide current information.[[note]]Many fictionalized accounts of nuclear war or other world-ending disaster depict reporters panicking or breaking down emotionally [[UsefulNotes/{{Hindenburg}} Herb Morrison]] style at the prospect. This page features numerous examples.[[/note]] These days this trope likely applies less as many emergency notification messages are now delivered via computerized voice and should the need arise the system could be programmed remotely to provide information, or a report can be "phoned in" without the need to have a live person sitting at a studio microphone near a potential ground zero.

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* If World War III had ever broken out during the 1950s-1980s period, emergency broadcast protocols actually would have called for radio stations to continue broadcasting emergency instructions for as long as possible - meaning until the bombs hit or until their emergency generators ran out of juice after the attack. Although pre-recorded messages were created (with the BBC known to have developed an entertainment-style program to keep morale up), someone had to be available to provide current information.[[note]]Many fictionalized accounts of nuclear war or other world-ending disaster depict reporters panicking or breaking down emotionally [[UsefulNotes/{{Hindenburg}} [[{{Hindenburg}} Herb Morrison]] style at the prospect. This page features numerous examples.[[/note]] These days this trope likely applies less as many emergency notification messages are now delivered via computerized voice and should the need arise the system could be programmed remotely to provide information, or a report can be "phoned in" without the need to have a live person sitting at a studio microphone near a potential ground zero.
8th Aug '17 2:03:18 AM CaptEquinox
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* Reporter Herb Morrison's eyewitness account of the UsefulNotes/{{Hindenburg}} explosion is as memorable as the event itself. It was the inspiration for countless dramatic portrayals of badass broadcasters engaging in similar heroics.
8th Aug '17 1:49:52 AM CaptEquinox
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* In a news report on 9/11, reporter NJ Burkett of ABC standing a few blocks from World Trade Center 7 was reporting that the fire department had cleared out of the building, fearing that its collapse was imminent... during this report, the building indeed collapsed, and the reporter found himself running from a cloud of smoke and debris.
-->'''Burkett''': [[LampshadeHanging WE BETTER GET OUT OF THE WAY!]]
* Also on 9/11, there were reporters at the Pentagon reporting on the military's response to the attack on the World Trade Center. Shortly after, the Pentagon itself was attacked and the reporters were evacuated, with the networks being initially uncertain of their fate.

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* In On the morning of December 6, 1917, a news report on 9/11, French munitions ship loaded with explosives collided with another ship and caught fire. At the railyard near Pier 6 where the burning ship drifted in, dispatcher Vince Coleman and a coworker were told what was happening and ran for their lives -- only for Coleman to turn back when he remembered a passenger train was about to come in. He ran back to the station and sent out one telegraph message after another warning the train to stop. His messages were received by other stations down the line, letting officials respond. All incoming trains stopped in time. ''Hold up the train. Ammunition ship afire in harbor making for Pier 6 and will explode. Guess this will be my last message. Good-bye boys.'' Minutes later the ship exploded, killing 2000 people, including Coleman.
* British [[BuccaneerBroadcaster offshore pirate radio stations]] had this happen to them fairly often, between rough seas and the frequently rather dilapidated state of the ships. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLaJxP7ATBs This 1971 recording from Radio North Sea International]] is a particularly memorable example.
* On July 15, 1974, chronically depressed [[OnlyInFlorida Sarasota, Florida]] anchorwoman [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Chubbuck Christine Chubbuck]] [[DrivenToSuicide shot herself in the head]] during a live NewsBroadcast.
-->"In keeping with Channel 40's policy of [[IfItBleedsItLeads bringing you the latest in blood and guts]], and in living color, you are going to see another first -- attempted suicide."
* Among the dead in the November 18, 1978 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jones#Visit_by_Congressman_Ryan.2C_murders Port Kaituna Airstrip Murders]], perpetrated by followers of Jim Jones just before his group's mass suicide, were an NBC
reporter NJ Burkett of ABC standing a few blocks from World Trade Center 7 was reporting that and camera operator. They were along with U.S Congressman Leo Ryan to document his attempt to bring back cult members who did not want to remain in Jonestown and to investigate the fire department had cleared out of compound.
* During
the building, fearing that its collapse was imminent... during this report, the building indeed collapsed, and the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption, KOMO news reporter found himself running from Dave Crockett was caught in the ash cloud, but survived. USGS surveyor David Johnston, the first person to report the eruption, was not so lucky, being swept away by a cloud pyroclastic flow just after his transmission: [[LastWords "Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!"]]. Reid Blackburn, a photographer for The Columbian newspaper, was also killed in the act.
* In 1982, the anchors
of smoke and debris.
-->'''Burkett''': [[LampshadeHanging WE BETTER GET OUT OF THE WAY!]]
* Also on 9/11, there
KOOL-TV (now KSAZ-TV) in Phoenix were reporters held at gunpoint by a man who wanted "to prevent WorldWarIII". After holding them hostage for several hours, he then forced them to interrupt programming around 9:30 PM to make anchor Bill Cose read a statement by him for about 20 minutes with a gun pointed at his belly the Pentagon reporting entire time. It included such [[InsaneTrollLogic gems]] as instructing Music/JohnnyCash to tell Queen Elizabeth II to evacuate London before it was nuked by {{UsefulNotes/Argentina}}, that Creator/RonaldReagan's son Ricky (who doesn't exist by the way; his sons are named Micheal and Ron) was being brainwashed by Islam, and that Phoenix would be invaded by an army of ants. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWaQFguerFc You can watch the entire thing here.]]
* Jane Dornacker was doing a traffic report for WNBC (now WFAN) radio in New York in 1986 when the helicopter developed a mechanical problem. She told the pilot -- live
on the military's response air -- to "hit the attack on water, hit the World Trade Center. Shortly after, water, hit the Pentagon itself was attacked water!" The chopper then crashed into the Hudson River, killing her and severely injuring the reporters pilot. It's believed that her last words were evacuated, with the networks being initially uncertain result of her surviving a helicopter crash in the Hackensack River six months prior and thinking that a water crash would be survivable.
** And years after Creator/{{NBC}} sold off their radio stations, WNBC-TV has had ''two''
of their fate. helicopters crash. The first time was in 1998- their brand new chopper, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zizVmLCgZ_A which they had been promoting the hell out of]], crashed into the Passaic River. That forced them to bring the old helicopter back into service. [[HistoryRepeats That one then crashed in 2004]] onto a rooftop in Brooklyn- rival WABC [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLK9ghS7SSs managed to capture that with their own chopper]]. Thankfully, no one got killed in either of those incidents.
* ABC's Al Michaels, during Game 3 of the 1989 World Series at San Francisco's Candlestick Park [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpAPILKw3iY just as the Loma Prieta earthquake hit the Bay Area]]: "I'll tell you what, we're having an earth-"
* Another well-known pirate radio example is from August 19, 1989, when Radio Caroline was [[http://dxradio.co.uk/audio/Caroline_558_19aug1989.mp3 boarded and forced off the air by British and Dutch authorities]] while broadcasting. Although they were nice enough to let the [=DJs=] explain what was going on before shutting off their transmitter, with one of the [=DJs=] even asking if they wanted to play anything right as they went off air.
* At least [[http://www.nytimes.com/1989/12/26/world/upheaval-in-the-east-2-journalists-killed-in-rumanian-combat.html?pagewanted=1 two journalists died and five others were wounded]] during the Romanian Revolution of 1989. The most famous case were the Belgian [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Huwe Danny Huwe]] and the French Jean-Louis Calderon, both shot dead as they covered the facts (with Huwe even having the horrible luck of being shot down because he was mistaken as a Ceaucescu supporter).



* Anderson Cooper, reporting on Hurricane Dennis, was almost decapitated when a piece of aluminum siding suddenly broke off in the wind and flew straight at him. He managed to get out of the way.
* A weather reporter is reporting on a torrential rainstorm with lightning and thunder, the whole bit, when suddenly there's a flash and the camera dissolves to static for two seconds before cutting back to the confused anchors. The weatherlady was ''struck by lightning''. Worst of all, this is ''played for laughs'' on a comedy show about the funniest moments in television (she survived, but retired).
** Hell, every time Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel is outside, it's a RealLife example...
* One [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Braves game]] radio broadcast had a sequence something like this: "He hits a foul ball, and it's heading into the -" CRASH! "It's between your feet, Skip."
* ABC's Al Michaels, during Game 3 of the 1989 World Series at San Francisco's Candlestick Park [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpAPILKw3iY just as the Loma Prieta earthquake hit the Bay Area]]: "I'll tell you what, we're having an earth-"
* A slight variation, in which a reporter is reporting at an airport. Unfortunately, he's standing too close to the runway, and gets clipped right in the head by a plane as it lands. Here are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSOsskpf8r0&feature=related two]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21A7-1SFRtQ examples]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzJy1Ib-t8k This video]] shows a Georgian (south of Russia, not Southern US) reporter getting shot by a sniper while in the middle of reporting on the South Ossetia conflict.
* Al Roker did this during the 2005 hurricane season. During Hurricane Wilma, Al reported from South Florida and was clearly being affected by the heavy winds. At one point, he remarked that one of the other guys with him said, "Al, don't you wish you had your weight back?" (he had just recently had gastric bypass surgery). Al further said, "Right now, I think I do!!!" before the strong winds caused him to trip and fall.

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* Anderson Cooper, reporting on Hurricane Dennis, was almost decapitated when a piece of aluminum siding suddenly broke off in In 1992, while covering the wind and flew straight at him. He managed to get out of the way.
* A weather
war in Bosnia, BBC reporter is reporting on Martin Bell was seriously wounded by shrapnel while recording a torrential rainstorm with lightning report in Sarajevo. This obviously did no harm to his reputation for courage and thunder, integrity, which later helped him get elected to Parliament for one term as an independent.
* Juan Guerra and Jorge Viera, reporters for
the whole bit, when suddenly there's a flash and Spanish language TV station Telemundo, were caught in the camera dissolves to static for two seconds before cutting back to the confused anchors. The weatherlady was ''struck by lightning''. Worst of all, this is ''played for laughs'' on a comedy show about the funniest moments in television (she survived, but retired).
** Hell, every time Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel is outside, it's a RealLife example...
* One [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Braves game]] radio broadcast had a sequence something like this: "He hits a foul ball, and it's heading into the -" CRASH! "It's between your feet, Skip."
* ABC's Al Michaels, during Game 3
crossfire of the 1989 World Series at San Francisco's Candlestick Park [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpAPILKw3iY just as the Loma Prieta earthquake hit the Bay Area]]: "I'll tell you what, we're having an earth-"
* A slight variation, in which a reporter is reporting at an airport. Unfortunately, he's standing too close to the runway, and gets clipped right in the head
1997 North Hollywood bank shootout, some rounds missing them by a plane as it lands. Here are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSOsskpf8r0&feature=related two]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21A7-1SFRtQ examples]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzJy1Ib-t8k This video]] shows a Georgian (south of Russia, not Southern US) reporter getting shot by a sniper while in the middle of reporting on the South Ossetia conflict.
* Al Roker did this during the 2005 hurricane season. During Hurricane Wilma, Al reported from South Florida and was clearly being affected by the heavy winds. At one point, he remarked that one of the other guys with him said, "Al, don't you wish you had your weight back?" (he had just recently had gastric bypass surgery). Al further said, "Right now, I think I do!!!" before the strong winds caused him to trip and fall.
less than two feet.



* On July 15, 1974, chronically depressed [[OnlyInFlorida Sarasota, Florida]] anchorwoman [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Chubbuck Christine Chubbuck]] [[DrivenToSuicide shot herself in the head]] during a live NewsBroadcast.
-->"In keeping with Channel 40's policy of [[IfItBleedsItLeads bringing you the latest in blood and guts]], and in living color, you are going to see another first -- attempted suicide."
* Creator/AlJazeera lost several reporters during the [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict Second Intifada]], some of which were recording at the time. Since reporters are required to give their locations to the IDF, the already-Israeli-critical network took it [[ItsPersonal deeply personally]] when some of those deaths were caused by IDF strikes.

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* On July 15, 1974, chronically depressed [[OnlyInFlorida Sarasota, Florida]] anchorwoman [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Chubbuck Christine Chubbuck]] [[DrivenToSuicide shot herself in the head]] during In a live NewsBroadcast.
-->"In keeping with Channel 40's policy of [[IfItBleedsItLeads bringing you the latest in blood and guts]], and in living color, you are going to see another first -- attempted suicide."
* Creator/AlJazeera lost several reporters
news report during the [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict Second Intifada]], some [[TheWarOnTerror September 11, 2001 attacks]], reporter N.J. Burkett of which were recording ABC standing a few blocks from World Trade Center 7 was reporting that the fire department had cleared out of the building, fearing that its collapse was imminent... during this report, the building indeed collapsed, and the reporter found himself running from a cloud of smoke and debris.
-->'''Burkett''': [[LampshadeHanging WE BETTER GET OUT OF THE WAY!]]
* Also on 9/11, correspondents
at the time. Since Pentagon reported on the military's response to the attack on the World Trade Center. Shortly after, the Pentagon itself was attacked and the reporters are required to give were evacuated, with the networks being initially uncertain of their locations to fate.
* While reporting outside of
the IDF, courthouse where the already-Israeli-critical network took it [[ItsPersonal deeply personally]] Robert Blake trial was taking place in early 2005, [[http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dateline/23870169#23870169 a disgruntled client fired shots at his lawyer less than a hundred feet from were cameras were rolling.]] (Blake was found not guilty, but Bonnie's children filed a civil action and he was found liable and had to pay $30M.)
* Anderson Cooper, reporting on Hurricane Dennis in 2005, was almost decapitated
when some a piece of those deaths were aluminum siding suddenly broke off in the wind and flew straight at him. He managed to get out of the way.
* Al Roker did this during the 2005 hurricane season. During Hurricane Wilma, Al reported from South Florida and was clearly being affected by the heavy winds. At one point, he remarked that one of the other guys with him said, "Al, don't you wish you had your weight back?" (he had just recently had gastric bypass surgery). Al further said, "Right now, I think I do!!!" before the strong winds
caused by IDF strikes.him to trip and fall.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzJy1Ib-t8k This video]] shows a Georgian (south of Russia, not Southern US) reporter getting shot by a sniper while in the middle of [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1045030/Video-Georgian-TV-reporter-shot-Russian-sniper-live-broadcast-carries-report.html reporting on the South Ossetia conflict]] August 15, 2008.
* In Libya during the Arab Spring in 2010, NBC's Richard Engel, in rebel-held territory, was examining a rebel gun when mortar fire rang out and a shell landed less than fifty yards from where Engel was crouched. (Engel, a veteran military embed who had spent the previous fifteen-odd ''years'' mostly living in the area, hit the dirt out of reflex -- but that didn't stop his dear friend RachelMaddow from rather unhappily pointing out that every time he pulls that sort of stunt, the people who love him (including herself) worry ''a lot''.)



* During the bombardment of Homs, Syria by government troops, reporter Marie Colvin sent back reports of being shot at and shelled in the basement refuge she shared with both terrified Syrian civilians and her fellow journalists. The day after her last report, she was killed.



* Also, Mohammed Nabbous, who was a blogger, independent journalist, and one of the key figures in the Libyan revolution. He was killed by a pro-Gaddafi sniper while ''on camera'' reporting from the Battle of Benghazi.
* Among the dead in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jones#Visit_by_Congressman_Ryan.2C_murders Port Kaituna Airstrip Murders]], perpetrated by followers of Jim Jones just before his group's mass suicide, were an NBC reporter and camera operator. They were along with U.S Congressman Leo Ryan to document his attempt to bring back cult members who did not want to remain in Jonestown and to investigate the compound.

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* Also, Mohammed Nabbous, who was a blogger, independent journalist, and one of the key figures in the Libyan revolution. He revolution, was killed by a pro-Gaddafi sniper while ''on camera'' reporting from the Battle of Benghazi.
Benghazi, March 19, 2011.
* Among During the dead in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jones#Visit_by_Congressman_Ryan.2C_murders Port Kaituna Airstrip Murders]], perpetrated bombardment of Homs, Syria by followers of Jim Jones just before his group's mass suicide, were an NBC government troops, reporter Marie Colvin sent back reports of being shot at and camera operator. They were along shelled in the basement refuge she shared with U.S Congressman Leo Ryan to document his attempt to bring back cult members who did not want to remain in Jonestown both terrified Syrian civilians and to investigate the compound. her fellow journalists. The day after her last report, on February 22, 2012, she was killed.



* At least one police chase in the United States has had part of the foot chase go right through a news station. As one reporter at that station said it "While everyone else was reporting the news, we were the news."
* If World War III had ever broken out during the 1950s-1980s period, emergency broadcast protocols actually would have called for radio stations to continue broadcasting emergency instructions for as long as possible - meaning until the bombs hit or until their emergency generators ran out of juice after the attack. Although pre-recorded messages were created (with the BBC known to have developed an entertainment-style program to keep morale up), someone had to be available to provide current information.[[note]]Many fictionalized accounts of nuclear war or other world-ending disaster depict reporters panicking or breaking down emotionally at the prospect. This page features numerous examples.[[/note]] These days this trope likely applies less as many emergency notification messages are now delivered via computerized voice and should the need arise the system could be programmed remotely to provide information, or a report can be "phoned in" without the need to have a live person sitting at a studio microphone near a potential ground zero.
* British [[BuccaneerBroadcaster offshore pirate radio stations]] had this happen to them fairly often, between rough seas and the frequently rather dilapidated state of the ships. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLaJxP7ATBs This recording]] from Radio North Sea International is a particularly memorable example.
** Another well-known example is when Radio Caroline was [[http://dxradio.co.uk/audio/Caroline_558_19aug1989.mp3 boarded and forced off the air by British and Dutch authorities]] while broadcasting. Although they were nice enough to let the [=DJs=] explain what was going on before shutting off their transmitter, with one of the [=DJs=] even asking if they wanted to play anything right as they went off air.
* During the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption, KOMO news reporter Dave Crockett was caught in the ash cloud, but survived. USGS surveyor David Johnston, the first person to report the eruption, was not so lucky, being swept away by a pyroclastic flow just after his transmission: [[LastWords "Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!"]]. Reid Blackburn, a photographer for The Columbian newspaper, was also killed in the act.
* Juan Guerra and Jorge Viera, reporters for the Spanish language TV station Telemundo, were caught in the crossfire of the 1997 North Hollywood bank shootout, some rounds missing them by less than two feet.
* Jane Dornacker was doing a traffic report for WNBC (now WFAN) radio in New York in 1986 when the helicopter developed a mechanical problem. She told the pilot -- live on the air -- to "hit the water, hit the water, hit the water!" The chopper then crashed into the Hudson River, killing her and severely injuring the pilot. It's believed that her last words were the result of her surviving a helicopter crash in the Hackensack River six months prior and thinking that a water crash would be survivable.
** And years after Creator/{{NBC}} sold off their radio stations, WNBC-TV has had ''two'' of their helicopters crash. The first time was in 1998- their brand new chopper, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zizVmLCgZ_A which they had been promoting the hell out of]], crashed into the Passaic River. That forced them to bring the old helicopter back into service. [[HistoryRepeats That one then crashed in 2004]] onto a rooftop in Brooklyn- rival WABC [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLK9ghS7SSs managed to capture that with their own chopper]]. Thankfully, no one got killed in either of those incidents.
* In 1982, the anchors of KOOL-TV (now KSAZ-TV) in Phoenix were held at gunpoint by a man who wanted "to prevent WorldWarIII". After holding them hostage for several hours, he then forced them to interrupt programming around 9:30 PM to make anchor Bill Cose read a statement by him for about 20 minutes with a gun pointed at his belly the entire time. It included such [[InsaneTrollLogic gems]] as instructing Music/JohnnyCash to tell Queen Elizabeth II to evacuate London before it was nuked by {{UsefulNotes/Argentina}}, that Creator/RonaldReagan's son Ricky (who doesn't exist by the way; his sons are named Micheal and Ron) was being brainwashed by Islam, and that Phoenix would be invaded by an army of ants. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWaQFguerFc You can watch the entire thing here.]]



* In Libya during the Arab Spring, NBC's Richard Engel, in rebel-held territory, was examining a rebel gun when mortar fire rang out and a shell landed less than fifty yards from where Engel was crouched. (Engel, a veteran military embed who had spent the previous fifteen-odd ''years'' mostly living in the area, hit the dirt out of reflex -- but that didn't stop his dear friend RachelMaddow from rather unhappily pointing out that every time he pulls that sort of stunt, the people who love him (including herself) worry ''a lot''.)



* While reporting outside of the courthouse where the Robert Blake trial was taking place, [[http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dateline/23870169#23870169 a disgruntled client fired shots at his lawyer less than a hundred feet from were cameras were rolling.]]
* At least [[http://www.nytimes.com/1989/12/26/world/upheaval-in-the-east-2-journalists-killed-in-rumanian-combat.html?pagewanted=1 two journalists died and five others were wounded]] during the Romanian Revolution of 1989. The most famous case were the Belgian [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Huwe Danny Huwe]] and the French Jean-Louis Calderon, both shot dead as they covered the facts (with Huwe even having the horrible luck of being shot down because he was mistaken as a Ceaucescu supporter).
* In 1992, while covering the war in Bosnia, BBC reporter Martin Bell was seriously wounded by shrapnel while recording a report in Sarajevo. This obviously did no harm to his reputation for courage and integrity, which later helped him get elected to Parliament for one term as an independent.

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* While reporting outside of the courthouse where the Robert Blake trial was taking place, [[http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dateline/23870169#23870169 a disgruntled client fired shots at his lawyer less than a hundred feet from were cameras were rolling.]]
* At least [[http://www.nytimes.com/1989/12/26/world/upheaval-in-the-east-2-journalists-killed-in-rumanian-combat.html?pagewanted=1 two journalists died and five others were wounded]]
Creator/AlJazeera lost several reporters during the Romanian Revolution [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict Second Intifada]], some of 1989. The most famous case whom were recording at the Belgian time. Since reporters are required to give their locations to the IDF, the already-Israeli-critical network took it [[ItsPersonal deeply personally]] when some of those deaths were caused by IDF strikes.
* A weather reporter is reporting on a torrential rainstorm with lightning and thunder, the whole bit, when suddenly there's a flash and the camera dissolves to static for two seconds before cutting back to the confused anchors. The weatherlady was ''struck by lightning''. Worst of all, this is ''played for laughs'' on a comedy show about the funniest moments in television (she survived, but retired).
** Hell, every time Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel is outside, it's a RealLife example...
* One [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Braves game]] radio broadcast had a sequence something like this: "He hits a foul ball, and it's heading into the -" CRASH! "It's between your feet,
[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Huwe Danny Huwe]] and the French Jean-Louis Calderon, both shot dead as they covered the facts (with Huwe even having the horrible luck of being shot down because he was mistaken as a Ceaucescu supporter).
org/wiki/Skip_Caray Skip]]."
* In 1992, while covering the war A slight variation, in Bosnia, BBC which a reporter Martin Bell is reporting at an airport. Unfortunately, he's standing too close to the runway, and gets clipped right in the head by a plane as it lands. Here are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSOsskpf8r0&feature=related two]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21A7-1SFRtQ examples]].
* At least one police chase in the United States has had part of the foot chase go right through a news station. As one reporter at that station said it "While everyone else
was seriously wounded by shrapnel while recording reporting the news, we were the news."
* If World War III had ever broken out during the 1950s-1980s period, emergency broadcast protocols actually would have called for radio stations to continue broadcasting emergency instructions for as long as possible - meaning until the bombs hit or until their emergency generators ran out of juice after the attack. Although pre-recorded messages were created (with the BBC known to have developed an entertainment-style program to keep morale up), someone had to be available to provide current information.[[note]]Many fictionalized accounts of nuclear war or other world-ending disaster depict reporters panicking or breaking down emotionally [[UsefulNotes/{{Hindenburg}} Herb Morrison]] style at the prospect. This page features numerous examples.[[/note]] These days this trope likely applies less as many emergency notification messages are now delivered via computerized voice and should the need arise the system could be programmed remotely to provide information, or
a report in Sarajevo. This obviously did no harm can be "phoned in" without the need to his reputation for courage and integrity, which later helped him get elected to Parliament for one term as an independent.have a live person sitting at a studio microphone near a potential ground zero.
27th Jul '17 3:15:25 PM erazor0707
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* ''Fanfic/PokemonNovaAndAntica'': A variant. In Chapter 2, a Pidgeot tries to attack a news anchorwoman on-screen, but the cameraman saves her, leaving the camera to its fate. WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties immediately follows.
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26th Jul '17 8:54:38 PM Scifimaster92
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* And ''Film/{{Chrstine|2016}}'' is a biopic of Christine Chubbuck, which of course ends with her on-air suicide. See RealLife below as well.

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* And ''Film/{{Chrstine|2016}}'' ''Film/{{Christine|2016}}'' is a biopic of Christine Chubbuck, which of course ends with her on-air suicide. See RealLife below as well.
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