Yes, friends, the revolution will be televised after all. Elizabeth Vargas will host an ABC news special, Last Days on Earth, on August 30. If the world is by chance destroyed on August 22, however, ABC will instead be airing re-runs of Desperate Housewives in that August 30 time-slot. On the ABC website:

Watch “Last Days on Earth,” a special 2-hour edition of “20/20,” Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m.

For thousands of years, different religions have warned Earth about Armageddon and the final days.

We are now living in an age where scientists are adding their voices and their evidence in support of end-of-the-world possibilities.

“Last Days on Earth” is a program that could change the way you see your world and yourself.

The world’s top scientists, including Stephen Hawking, considered the foremost living theoretical physicist, describe seven riveting scenarios detailing the deadliest threats to humanity.

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