Some of the greatest television moments include; news about the death of Osama, news about the bombing of Boston marathon, and news about the inauguration of Obama as the 44th President of the united states of America. The BBC Television broadcast Osama’s, death on May 3, 2011 after Osama was killed. Osama was the founder of Al-Qaeda. He was killed in Abbottabad Pakistan, after an attack that was launched by the U.S Special Forces. Osama died in May 2, 2011 at 1.00 am.
The news about the bombing of Boston marathon was aired by the CNN television in April 15, 2013. CNN newscasters reported that pressure cooker bombs were exploded during the activity of the Boston marathon at 2.49 pm. The bombing of the Boston marathon had a great impact in the United States. The bombing led to the death of three people. Because of the bombing, the conservative members of congress in the United States had a chance to put up their arguments about gun control (Straw, Joseph; Ford, Bev; McShane, Lawrence 9). The bombing led to a man hunting operation that was carried out by the United States forces in the city of Boston. During that time, the people living in Boston city were urged to remain in their homes as the city was shut down. Because of the Boston bombing, a reform was made in the immigration policy of the United States. This was done because immigrants who were from Islamic religion that is located in western Asia did the bombing (Carter, Chelsea J.; Botelho, Gregory 7). The bombing of the Boston marathon led to changes in the operation of the FBI and the police officers. The congress wanted to know if enough manpower that had been dedicated to the Boston event. This affected the operation and functioning of the officers in the future. These were breaking news, as they were not planned. At the time of the news, I was with my family having lunch. This was sensitive information, which led to further discussions with the family members. This is because; the attack affected many people, both the citizens of the United States and the foreigners. The bombing was a tragic event to the world at large.
The BBC news about the death of Osama was received with joy and pleasure in the United States. Osama was the leader of Al-Qaeda, which is a terrorist group, and a threat to the security of Americans, and the world. The killing of Osama was a symbol of victory against terrorism. Osama’s death was a blow to the al-Qaeda organization because it weakened the terror network. Osama was a threat to the Americans, but his death was significant as it showed the followers and supporters of Osama that he was not invincible (Randal, Jonathan 13). The news was aired in the morning as I was preparing to go to school. At the time of the news, we were in the house with brothers and sisters. The news brought led to a deep discussion with the family members because the United States had conquered on their war against terror.
Inauguration of Obama as the 44th president of America was one of the great television moments. The news about the inauguration was aired by the CNN television on January 20, 2009. The news about the inauguration of Obama as the president was planned. All the people in America knew about the news. At the time of the news, we were watching the television at home in Boston with friends (Nagourney, Adam 11). The news had significance as Obama portrayed him and his followers as children of light whereas his opponents were children of darkness. The news portrayed Obama as a man of zeal, and the president of the United States.
Carter, Chelsea J.; Botelho, Gregory."'Captured!!!' Boston police announce Marathon bombing suspect in custody". CNN, April 20, 2013.
Nagourney, Adam; "Obama Wins Election". The New York Times. November 4, 2008.
Randal, Jonathan C.. Osama: the making of a terrorist. Rev. ed. London: I.B. Tauris, 2012. Print.
Straw, Joseph; Ford, Bev; McShane, Lawrence. "Police narrow in on two suspects in Boston Marathon bombings". The Daily News, April 17, 2013