Christine Chubbuck was a news reporter with WTOG and WXLT-TV. On July 15, 1974, she committed suicide by shooting herself in the head with a revolver during live broadcast. She said:
In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in ‘blood and guts’, and in living color, you are going to see another first—attempted suicide.
Her suicide video was scrapped from the surface of the world, but suddenly reappeared in 2017, so here it goes.