This NOT Just In: The Great Space Needle Collapse Hoax Of 1989
KING TV’s “Almost LIVE!” comedy sketch program panicked viewers and raised the ire of local officials with an April Fools' Day Space Needle collapse hoax on April 1, 1989. With a simulated news bulletin and pre-Photoshop modified photograph, the phony news report generated hundreds of phone calls and resulted in an on-air apology from host John Keister.
The power of an April Fools' news story. Today, on KUOW.
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