Back when CNN was founded, most people thought Ted Turner was joking when he declared:

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.

It turns out he was serious about this. The actual video CNN planned to play in just such a circumstance was dug up this week by a former intern:

In that spirit, should the apocalypse take place on a weekday when we are not on vacation, The Scholarly Kitchen will broadcast the following video, which we feel is more appropriate for such a circumstance:




David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


3 Thoughts on "CNN and the End of the World"

I vote for this little gem from America’s greatest rock and roll band:

Too obvious. Also, you’d think someone (above) named “Meg White” would be more partial to this band:

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