Politics

The Last 33 Years As Told By CNN

The Cable News Network celebrated 33 years of 24/7 cable coverage Saturday.

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CNN's first day in 1980

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Reporting that Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981:

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1982 and the Tylenol murders in Chicago:

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Keith Olbermann in 1983 at a Redskins' victory parade:

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1984 election coverage:

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A 1985 report on Hurricane Elena:

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1986 coverage of the Challenger launch and subsequent explosion:

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1987 coverage of the stock market crash:

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1988 election night coverage:

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A 1989 promo for Bernard Shaw's The World Today:

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1990 on the "Crisis In The Gulf":

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CNN's award-winning 1991 coverage on the bombing of Baghdad as it happened:

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1992 election coverage:

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The 1993 Waco stand off:

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The 1994 Republican Revolution:

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1995 Crossfire:

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1996 election coverage:

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1997 interview with Osama Bin Laden:

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1998 coverage of the Clinton impeachment:

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John McCain in 1999 on CNN during a debate:

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The Florida recount, confusion in 2000.

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2001 and the September 11th attacks:

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Donald Rumsfeld discussing meeting with Saddam Hussein during a 2002 interview:

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The beginning of the Iraq War and shock and awe in 2003:

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When Jon Stewart singlehandedly destroyed Crossfire in 2004:

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Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath in 2005:

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2006, covering the midterms where Democrats took over the House/Senate:

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A 2007 Democratic debate:

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Obama winning the election in 2008:

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Larry King's 2009 interview with Hugo Chavez:

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Coverage of the 2010 elections saying the House would go Republican:

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The Japanese Tsunami in 2011

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Obama winning a second term in 2012:

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Piers Morgan interviewing Alex Jones about gun control in January 2013:

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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