Band to play on at the end of the world
A TOP telly news station recorded an ‘End of the World’ tape to be broadcast in the event of a humanity-destroying catastrophe, it has emerged.
Bosses at CNN shot footage of a band playing a sombre dirge and left instructions that the ‘last living employee’ should make sure that it was transmitted.
The astonishing vid has been leaked by Michael Ballaban, who was an intern at CNN in 2009.
The footage, labelled ‘Doomsday’, shows the military band playing before fading to black,
Many believe it was commissioned by CNN founder Ted Turner who said upon launching the network in 1980: “We gonna go on air June 1, and we gonna stay on until the end of the world.
“When that time comes, we’ll cover it, play Nearer, My God, to Thee, and sign off.”
Ballaban adds: “There is no date attached, but the title reads ‘TURNER DOOMSDAY VIDEO’. The file also reads, ‘Hold For Release till end of world confirmed’.”