What's the first major news event that you remember hearing about as a child? Where did you learn about it? How did it impact your world view?
The first thing I remember clearly was my mother crying when Elvis Presley died. I had to look it up, and it was on August 16, 1977. I would have been just over five years old. I remember it being on television all day, on all the channels, and I remember my mother being sooo upset.