Wednesday, April 29, 1992, around 6pm, networks stopped their daily schedules to report live, what was first shocking: More than two hundred angry protesters were gathered on street, stopping every passing vehicles and beating their passengers. Reporter reminded audiences “this is live, this is south central Los Angles”.
After six days of riot, at least 58 died, and 12,111 were arrested and estimated damage was up to nearly $1 billion.
For six days constantly, TV channels broadcasted the events step by step as it was like a sport event. Millions viewers worldly were entertained by live footages of civil war, fire and looting.