Nightly News   |  July 11, 2012

TV’s most memorable moments

In a new survey asking people which TV events they remember most, Sept. 11 rose to the top of the list. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> at sony have commissioned a survey along with neilson, asking tv viewers to rank the most impactful moments on television that meant the most to them over the past 50 years. while we have put the entire list on our website for you tonight, here are the top five. as you might guess, most of them are sobering moments of national importance. number one, september 11th , as impactful on current generations as pearl harbor was. that was followed by hurricane katrina , the simpson verdict, the shuttle challenger explosion and recent death of bin laden . when asked separately by gender, women over 18 mentioned the funeral of princess diana , death of whitney houston among their top five recent events. coming in ninth, last year's wedding of william and kate.