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ALERT -- S.F. Channel 4 Discussing Y2K 11:00 P.M. Tonight

San Franciscos KRON TV Channel 4 Television News will be discussing Y2K at 11:00 p.m.


-- Diane J. Squire (, November 09, 1998


I give last nights 11:00 news program a D minus. Not good Y2K reporting guys.

They started of with a slide-show of increasingly alarming visuals of what the doomsayers see is the apocalypse scenario. Then move to the or not approach, focusing on one lone survivalist Stanford University professor and computer consultant standing by his remote retreats chain link fence. It goes down from there. Yep! Doesnt look like theres a Y2K problem out there. People preparing are just kooks.

San Franciscos KRON TV Channel 4, I believe, is part of the Hearst Publishing empire. They own the San Francisco Chronical and Examiner newspapers as well. Their combined website is found at: http://

Disappointing opportunity, media guys!

Please go for more balanced truth reporting next time. You know, identify the real Y2K problem, offer solutions, admit we dont know everything, encourage others to find solutions in their community. (Uh, trust us, you WILL have more chances to report on this Y2K issue, coming soon, to a planet near you!)


-- Diane J. Squire (, November 10, 1998.

I saw the program, all 5 minutes of it, and it totally seemed like a Public Relations stunt to discredit all alarmists. What suprised me is the 3 second clip of de Jager saying the doom stories are "ghost stories." I know Jager is a middle of the roader and now quite optimisitic, but to say they are ghost stories denies any possibility of it happening, and at this point, I don't think the probability is nil.

I wish I could have seen more of de Jager. They probably did a 30 minute interview and cut it down to 3 seconds.

How can we mobilize our communities if the media makes it look like any precautions are foolish?? I wish they would simply say, "There could be problems, so lets all prepare for one month of interruptions." I would VERY happy with that.

-- Donna Mittelstedt (, November 10, 1998.

Donna, Got a few media mobilization ideas I'm working on. Rick' s earlier post "What SHOULD the media do?" gave me an idea. I think as a group we can post a question like that and "Group Think" it.


-- Diane J. Squire (, November 10, 1998.

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