EWTN Time Line - 1997







Completion of Technical Operations Center consisting of broadcast video servers, digital tape archive and broadcast automation.

January 9, 1997  
"Life on the Rock" debuts with host Jeff Cavins. Jeff and his guests discuss being a young Christian today and take viewers’ calls, emails, and faxes.

January 15, 1997
EWTN launches its compressed digital satellite services on the Galaxy VI satellite.

April 11, 1997  
EWTN announces Internet broadcast of AM/FM radio signal (listen).

May 1, 1997  
EWTN announces preparations for the Great Jubilee 2000.

May 12, 1997 
EWTN becomes the world's first television programmer to use the Hewlett-Packard video file server technology to play out multiple television channels. This technology allows EWTN to provide custom programming feeds for all of its services.

August 1997  
"The World Over" debuts with host Raymond Arroyo. Raymond and his guests examine current news from a Christian perspective and take viewers’ calls, emails, and faxes.

September 5, 1997  
"The Journey Home" debuts with host Marcus Grodi. Marcus and his guests discuss their personal conversion stories and how a specific Church teaching or experience influenced their decision to return to or be in communion with the Catholic Church. He and his guests answer viewers' calls, emails, and faxes.

September 1997  
EWTN provides a live 35-hour salute to Mother Teresa. EWTN also established an In Memoriam site on the Internet.

October 4-5, 1997  
Provides live coverage of the Second World Meeting of the Holy Father with Families on October 4-5, 1997 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.