by Honolulu Mother
This Deadspin (Gawker affliate) item asked its readers what was the first big news story they were aware of as kids:
Judging by the comments, either the Challenger explosion or the first Gulf War was the first memorable news story for many readers. Totebag readers probably skew older, though.
For me, it was Watergate. I think my parents had as much fun trying to explain that one as they did answering my question about whether Watership Down was about bunnies, or people. (“Well, it is about bunnies, but it’s really about people.” DID NOT COMPUTE.)
How about the rest of you? What was your first news story?