CNN at the End of the World


Filing Number: 193 - CNN at the End of the World
Author(s): Ballaban, Michael
Date Added: 2015-04-06
Digital?: ✓
URL: http://jalopnik...8/+stephentotil
Lost & Found:
Tags: apocalypse; cataclysm; TV news; CNN; Ted Turner; video


From the article:

Thirty-four years ago, at the launch of Ted Turner's Cable News Network, the founder made a grandiose and specific promise about his newly created round-the-clock operation. "Barring satellite problems, we won't be signing off until the world ends," Turner declared. And in anticipation, he prepared a final video segment for the apocalypse:

We'll be on, and we will cover the end of the world, live, and that will be our last event. We'll play the National Anthem only one time, on the first of June [the day CNN launched], and when the end of the world comes, we'll play 'Nearer My God To Thee' before we sign off.

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