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A Shocking Suicide, a Long-Lost Friend, and a Movie Trailer

One morning in 1974, Christine Chubbuck, a twenty-nine-year-old newscaster in Sarasota, Florida, began her live-broadcast talk show reading from a script. “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.” Chubbuck raised her right hand from below the desk. She was holding a silver.
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