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