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Christine Stays in the Picture

On the morning of July 15, 1974, Christine Chubbuck, a 29-year-old newscaster in Sarasota, Florida, announced her own death on live television: “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts and in living color, you are going to see another first—an attempted suicide.” A perfectionist, she had done her research, asking the sheriff’s office the best way to successfully shoot yourself (behind the left ear).
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