CNN's 5:30EST Y2K Showgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Y2K day on CNN. The third one today. Thought the coverage was relatively balanced however, one point in particular caught my attention. In between segments they displayed a "factoid" or whatever you call the dang things that said for every one electric utility company that is in some phase of remediation two are just getting started. Anyone else see this?........I also was somewhat dismayed by Yardini's comments.
-- CP (Spoonman@prodigy.net), January 01, 1999
Does anyone know if/when this program will re-air? Please e-mail me if you do...Thanks!
-- Scott Johnson (email@example.com), January 01, 1999.
-- john (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 1999.
Some more CNN Y2K air times
Friday, January 1: Government Y2K: What agencies are doing to prepare. Air times: 8,9,10 a.m. & 3,4,5 p.m.
Defense and Y2K: What is the state of military readiness? Air times: 8,9,10 p.m. & 12,1,2 a.m
Saturday, January 2: Reservations about Y2K: Will the airlines be on time... and safe? Air times: 8,9,10 a.m. & 3,4,5 p.m. A Bitter Pill: Are hospitals prepared for the Y2K computer problem? Air times: 8,9,10 p.m. & 12,1,2 a.m..
-- Sara Nealy (email@example.com), January 01, 1999.
I saw the factoid too but remember it as for every utility that has y2k activity in place there are 2 that have not started.This was a shock to me considering that it is getting late and power is incredibly important. I thought that the show was balanced.It did not sugarcoat things at all and would leave the average viewer with the impression that we could have quite an event coming next New Year.
-- Dennis Chornomaz (Dchorno@aol.com), January 01, 1999.
Here's the Url to the transcript...
-- S.Rathers (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 1999.
Suddenly everyone seems to Get It...at least somewhat. Wow! I can't decide if this makes me feel better (hopeful) or worse (oh nooOOOooo)
-- Sub-Mitt (email@example.com), January 02, 1999.
Yardeni's comment should end up on that web-site called "Duh-2000". "If you think that the banks will have problems, just take out some of your money, and put it in another bank". WHAT?!?!?!? Other than that, it was pretty good. I was pleasantly suprised by the steady flow of info on CNN. It's amazing how they acted like it didn't exist until the second that ball dropped...
-- madeline (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 1999.