More Horrifying Video

Via Wired’s Table of Malcontents: In 1960, a leading Japanese politician is assassinated during a live television broadcast:

Somehow this reminds me of the photo that won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize— the naked girl fleeing a napalmed village in Vietnam. That photographer, Huynh Cong Ut, is now a Hollywood paparazzo. I wonder if any of the figures in this drama are still around (not the main ones, of course: the politician died instantly and the swordsman hanged himself in prison) and what they’re up to now. Is the announcer now the host of a game show or beauty pageant?

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