Watergate Scandal

1973

As it unfolds during the summer, the Senate Watergate hearing quickly becomes the most popular program on daytime television. The Big Three networks follow PBS’ lead in carrying the hearing live and quickly see it outdraw the usual selection of soap opera fare.

1972 Summit Series

1972

September – Hockey fans all over Canada are glued to their television sets to watch the “Summit Series” – a hockey tournament between Canada and the Soviet Union. With 34 seconds left in the final game, Paul Henderson scores the dramatic winning goal and Team Canada defeats the Soviet Union 6 – 5 clinching the series. The whole country celebrates.

Munich Olympics

1972

The Munich Olympics are broadcast live, drawing an estimated 450 million viewers worldwide. When Israeli athletes are kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists during the games, coverage of the games cuts back and forth between shots of the terrorists and footage of Olympic events.

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