I love watching television especially sports. Let's face it, Americans love their TV and what's better than live TV. I just came across some interesting information that takes a lighthearted look at some unforgettable and cringe-worthy television moments.

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I'm talking about moments that that are locked in our memories. No surprise but  New York plays a part in this fascinating TV history. According to the  study, one of the most memorable live TV moments, not just in New York but in almost every state, involved Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.

The incident caused quite a stir and resulted in Will Smith being banned from the Oscars. It's one of those moments that people still talk about now, and it definitely left a lasting impact on Will Smith's career.

But that's not the only memorable moment tied to the Empire State. Think back to 2015 when Steve Harvey made a major mistake during the Miss Universe pageant. He mistakenly announced the wrong winner, and the whole world witnessed it live.

Believe it or not, that is still one of the moments that stands out in the minds of New Yorkers. Those are two very embarrassing moments on live television but what about the more scandalous live TV events.

Scandalous Live TV Moments

Do you remember Madonna, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera's kiss at the 2003 Video Music Awards? This shocking moment during their performance of "Hollywood" created quite a buzz and even today artists like Bad Bunny try to recreate that jaw-dropping moment on live TV. Why?

And how about the infamous Super Bowl 38 halftime show where Janet Jackson had a wardrobe malfunction? That was quite the scandal (and one of the most paused TV moments) and led to changes in how live events are broadcasted.

There was also that infamous incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards where Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech. You know the line, "Taylor, I'mma let you finish but..." Well, that started a feud that is still going on today.

Alright, how about less scandalous moments in television history. Let's go back to the Moon landing in 1969 — a moment that captured the attention of the entire nation. Let's not forget when William Shatner aka Captain Kirk from Star Trek got launched into space in 2022. Talk about taking science fiction to the next level!

Oh, and one more quirky moment that made the list involved talk show host Wendy Williams fainting on live TV while dressed as Lady Liberty. It's one of those bizarre moments that sticks in your memory.

You can see the entire list of the best TV moments here.

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