"I will admit to you that the reason I'm going ahead with this attempt now is because I cannot wait any longer to impress you. I've got to do something now to make you understand, in no uncertain terms, that I'm doing all of this for your sake! By sacrificing my freedom and possibly my life, I hope to change your mind about me."
If we ignore the conspiracy angles, and accept the Official Story, there are crazed loners out there, looking for a way to impress the object of their affection as she talks directly to them through their televisions. What could be a better token of affection?