Y2K on Los Angeles Channel 13

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The Y2K problem is seriously being featured in Los Angeles on Channel 13. They had a segment last night re DoD and the report continues tonight. They are taking it seriously. A must see.

-- Sandy (prep4y2k@aol.com), November 06, 1998


OK. I saw tonight's segment. It did not disappoint. They focused on the power supply and how its failure would affect everything from financial transactions to transportation. About 7 people were interviewed including Ed Yardeni, city and state CIO officials, and a Department of Water and Power (DWP) official. None of them had anything "warm and fuzzy" to say. The reporter, Tammy Taylor, was very serious and comented that we as a nation should treat Y2K as we would a natural disaster. Tomorrow they'll report on preparations. Way to go Channel 13!!

-- Sandy (prep4y2k@aol.com), November 06, 1998.


Thanks for posting the info about the program; wish I'd seen it. What time/program is the series on? I'll try to catch the next segment on Friday. Thanks!

Randy Jones

-- Randy Jones (randyjones@xtechie.com), November 06, 1998.

Oops. Sorry. In my haste to pass on the info, I neglected to mention that the reports are part of the Channel 13 News at 10 p.m. (UPN News 13) The Y2K segments are a "News 13 Investigation" series and they come on about 15 minutes into the news broadcast.

-- Sandy (prep4y2k@aol.com), November 06, 1998.

I got word on another ng that channel 13 in Salt Lake City is also doing a feature on y2k tonight (11/6/98) I guess that now that the elections are over, there will be more media information about y2k. It would be great if posters in Calif and Utah keep the rest of us informed regarding the impact of these news storys on their communities. I personally don't think it will have too much impact.

Bill in South Carolina

-- Bill Solorzano (notaclue@webtv.net), November 06, 1998.

Today, 14 months (60 weeks) before transition day, is a new high- water mark for y2k info on network broadcast TV. ABC, which has always had one of the best news sites at www.abcnews.com , is not only airing Y2k pieces at 11:00a, 5:00p, 6:30p, and 11:00p in So. Calif., but they are advertising their y2k news report all day on the commercial breaks. (I have the Matrox Mystique with Rainbow Runner and TV, but with the audio off and the Bach Violin Cto #1 CD playing instead.)

Meanwhile, Microsoft is getting into wireless.

-- Jon (jonmiles@pacbell.net), November 06, 1998.

Hey Southern California, do you guys have any links to transcripts of those TV shows? Post 'em, please.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), November 06, 1998.

I am thrilled at all this coverage, but I would not be so quick to link it post-election elation. It is November and that means rating sweeps in TV land. You always see an increase in gloomy stories on the news in November and February. The more they catch your intrest, the more thay can charge for advertising.

Like I said, the result is still the same with a rise in awareness, but I really don't think it has anything to do with the election.


-- Rick Tansun (ricktansun@hotmail.com), November 06, 1998.

Y2k article ABC-TV in San Diego, Channel 10 KGTV 1998-11-06 http://www.sandiegoinsider.com/partners/kgtv/news/11698_y2k.html

-- Jon (jonmiles@pacbell.net), November 06, 1998.

Saw the second installement on UPN, Channel 13 last night. It was pretty good. This one was on personal preparation,...food power and water, etc. Nothing glib and discounting...I was amazed and impressed. Only thing that bothered me was that under "preparer's" name...his title was "Y2K Survivalist". Any person at all saavy with words understands that that word, Survivalist, has a negative connotation in 1998....they might have selected one with less negative weight. Almost a full 10 minute spot......again,..pretty good.

-- Donna Barthuley (moment@pacbell.net), November 07, 1998.

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