Childhood memories often hold a special place in our hearts, filled with moments that shape our perception of the world. One of the most remarkable aspects of our early years is the way impactful events imprint themselves in our minds, leaving a lasting impression. Reflecting on those formative years, it is intriguing to ponder the first major news story that etched itself into our consciousness. From captivating headlines to shared discussions, the news stories we encountered as children not only expanded our understanding but also influenced our perspective. What was the first major news story you remember as a child? Let’s talk about it… #letstalkaboutit

Drew Joyner: “I’ve worked from home since January 2019 (pre-Trump pandemic) and I’ve never produced more sales or made as much income. I’ll never go back.”

Mary Svetlik Watkins: “The Iran Hostage Crisis.”

Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez: “Apollo 11 landing on the moon, July 20, 1969.”

Bobby Allen: “I am so old I can’t remember when I was a child. Probably about Babe Ruth.”

Lydia Curran: “President John F Kennedy’s assassination I was six years old and watching bozo with my little brother Joe when they interrupted the program ..I’ll never forget that.”

Charlie Parker: “Big Mama Thornton being found dead in her dressing room.”

Norma Sanchez Martinez: “The Challenger Disaster. I was in school with my class. My teacher had us watching the take off. Then the disaster happened on a very sad day.”

Raymond Torres: “Moon launch!”

Alex H. Coy III: “Friday, November 22, 1963, the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. Then Sunday watching Jack Ruby kill Lee Harvey Oswald, live on my Aunt Olive’s living room television.”

Diana Aguirre Martinez: “JFK’s assassination.”

Slivia Rodriguez: “Kennedy getting shot.”

Fred Serna: “Watching the Moon landing on the TV.”

Kellie Williams Smith: “Challenger explosion.”

Jason M-b Wells: “When the Challenger exploded.”

Fernando Velazquez: “Baby Jessica.”

Roy Cruz: “The parade shooter.”

Michael A Greene: “President John F. Kennedy having been assassinated was announced over my 1st-grade classroom intercom. I did not understand what the message meant, but I watched my teacher, Ms. Cannon, cover her face with her hands sobbing.”

Anthony De Anda: “The Nightstalkers capture!”

Carey Mabry: “Reagan getting shot.”

Rick Carter: “Kennedy’s Assassination or Cuban Missile Crisis.”

Jeff Hull: “Richard Nixon in office.”

Robert Salcido: “The Challenger disaster.”

Roger Reyna: “Ronald Regan attempted assination.”

Cecily A. Jones: “Baby Jessica in the Well!”

Eric Tello: “The kidnapping of Heidi Seeman.”

Chris Villarreal: “The desert storm coverage.”

Constance Stewart: “The hostages were released right after Reagan took office.”

Dennis Irish: “Watergate Scanda.l”

Paul Budak: “Evacuation of Vietnam and Apollo 11.”

Frank Burton: “9/11 for me.”

Felipe Hinojosa: “Apollo 11 – 16-20 July 1969 on black and white tv while in Saltillo, Coah., Mexico.”

Virginia McRae: “LBJ, MLK, Vietnam on daily news came on after watching Captain Gus.”

Darwin Walker:
“Kennedy assassination.”