Bud Dwyer commits suicide on live TV. Not that I have or had any connection to Pennsylvania or anything on that day. But I do remember that morning of the live TV airing of him offing himself. The TV was on in the dayroom in the company barracks. I was in Korea and had gone to the barracks (I lived in the NCO barracks a block away) for something and happened to stop in the dayroom to talk to some of my soldiers. Right there on TV, the censored version of the airing. Back then it was relatively unusual for anything that graphic and realistically shocking to be aired.
So, now that the internet is a consumer commodity and anything can be found, I looked up the original unedited video footage.