CNN or Cable News Network is known for its hard-hitting documentaries and round-the-clock broadcast. And with its 24-hour broadcast, the founder of the cable network, Ted Turner, boasted that “barring satellite problems, we won’t be signing off until the world ends.” But just to be on the safe side, like any other eccentric billionaires, he set up a video clip segment for the impending end of the world.
He further added that the end of the world is last, biggest event, and CNN will be there to cover it and still broadcast all over the world. He also stated that the network will play the National Anthem to be followed by “Nearer My God to Thee” before the station signs off the air.
A former CNN intern, Michael Ballaban, penned an essay and detailed how he first heard of it the infamous tape. He also wrote how he accidentally stumbled on the doomsday tape while browsing through the network’s news library system. On the essay, he also talked about how the last living employee of CNN must confirm first that the world is truly ending before releasing the tape to be broadcasted. The essay further went on as to how desolate yet quixotic the final broadcast will be, showing humanity’s brightest and darkest with all of the unanswered things that it will leave. This doomsday video might be the last thing that whoever or will watch it will see, in a television or through another means, the human race’s last collective breath draws its last.
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