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Max Headroom (1987–1988)
The Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion Incident was a television signal hijacking in Chicago, Illinois, on the evening of November 22, 1987. It is an example of what is known in the television business as broadcast signal intrusion. The intruder was successful in interrupting two television stations within three hours. Neither the hijacker nor the accomplices have ever been found or identified.
In Chicago, November 22, 1987, two intrusions on television broadcasts were made by a hijacker wearing a Max Headroom mask. The pirate remains one of the few people ever successful in overriding a major broadcast, and was never caught.
On November 22, 1987, some dude managed to highjack the Chicago PBS affiliate’s (WTTW) broadcast signal. It lasted about 2 minutes. This was the 2nd time he did it that day. Earlier in the day he interrupted a WGN news broadcast,
During an episode of Doctor Who, this guy shows up on everyone’s TV wearing a Max Headroom mask, and generally being all sorts of creepy. He was never caught.
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