A couple decades ago, Gore Vidal wrote a book called Live from Golgotha: The Gospel According to Gore Vidal. In the book, NBC invents a time machine and sends a camera crew back in time to film the crucifixion of Jesus because they figure, correctly I’m sure, that it will boost their ratings for sweeps week. Now it seems two Christian TV networks want to do the same for his second coming:
If the Messiah descends from the Mount of Olives as foretold in the Bible, America’s two biggest Christian broadcasters are well-positioned to cover it live thanks to recent acquisitions of adjacent Jerusalem studios on a hill overlooking the Old City.
Texas-based Daystar Television Network already beams a 24-hour-a-day live webcam from its terrace. Not to be outdone, Costa Mesa-based Trinity Broadcasting Network last month bought the building next door.
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