EWTN Time Line - 1988
 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2, 1988  
Gabriel I, EWTN's first production vehicle outfitted for taping, producing, and editing, is delivered, allowing for additional location work.

August 15, 1988  
EWTN begins providing live Masses of Holy Days from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. This programming was made possible by a grant from the Knights of Columbus.

September 1988  
EWTN acquires uplink truck to beam location programs back to Birmingham via satellite, sending the signal to the satellite for live coverage.