EWTN Time Line - 1987

September  1987
EWTN reaches 10 million subscribers as programming expands to 24 hours per day. The network had to create new series and air documentaries and specials to fill this quantum increase in transmission time. This increase in broadcasting time also led to a new emphasis on live programming such as Pope John Paul II's visit to the United States. As the network began to cover papal visits and Church events, EWTN developed an on-going commitment to cover the Vatican. Thereafter, EWTN begins to cover the installation of bishops and their national meetings, the pope's extensive global travels, beatifications and canonizations, funerals of princes of the Church and saints in the making such as Mother Teresa, and other holy day events from major shrines.