'Who Shot JR?' Was Revealed 33 Years Ago Today

Take a look back at some of the most controversial and memorable television moments.
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Transcript for 'Who Shot JR?' Was Revealed 33 Years Ago Today
Go back Thursday -- -- in animals. Through one -- the most shocking TV episodes in history. It's on the state 1980 that the world discovered shot jail spoiler alert it was his scheming sister airline -- stressed that you should know that by now right yeah. I watched -- but I forgotten that it. -- -- -- History has found fans of the -- -- The secondly today our shot was the highest rated TV episode in -- theory about 83 million people watch this. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It was -- -- Colorado gas so this morning we take a look back some most shocking moments in team. We begin with the scandal in 1968. Television's first interracial has the sort happened upstart -- when -- and you're -- locked lips. Now executives were concerned that it would cause protests only ordered two versions of the seem to be made right where they kiss and -- where they did not. When the kids episode did air received a huge response but hardly any negative -- -- -- got -- Fast forward to one of the most popular shows in the nineties NYPD blue route for twelve seasons and push the envelope quite a bit and most notably it showed a whole lot more unity than any other prime -- show had ever -- We of course can show you any of it just doesn't always say it caused quite a star. NYPD blue did not discriminated showed women -- and lots of -- and even -- look fine from Nazi safe while another ONG moment in TV was the spectacular ending -- -- -- Schottenheimer. This one was -- most famous for its finale which is one of the greats in TV history to understand this month. You have to know that actor Bob Newhart had another -- back in the 1970s where he played a psychiatrist. And for the season finale the producers went back way back to the beginning revealing the entire show questions to drain. -- -- What is it. I was an innkeeper in this. Crazy little town and they're not. -- hilarious TV continue to break boundaries still does. By 1997. -- fall and still there were few major gay characters on prime time TV and Ellen DeGeneres change that with this announcement. The -- -- to tell people let me just. Susan. -- -- Now we're certainly -- they. Moment and she also went on to become one of the first talk show host to also be out -- outwardly -- so. She has -- boundaries when it comes to this kind of thing over and over again and she got enormously. This is a great response that she got to her her coming out on the show. Some great moments there right absolutely I haven't ever feel the -- a big some notable Americans.

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