Hour long ABC show coming in March "A World in Crisis"greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Just got this from the year2000.com Announce mailing list:
"If you'd like to see J2K (Jon Huntress) in make-up, be sure to tune in to Y2K: A World in Crisis, to be shown on ABC in March. The film crew was here last week to interview Jon and myself. The one-hour special will be hosted by Peter Graves (Mission Impossible) and Robert Stack (Unsolved Mysteries)."
Peter Grave and Robert Stack....hmmm
-- Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 09, 1999
I don't watch any television at all. Maybe when it's being broadcast I'll step outside to listen for any neighbors screaming and making a rush for the stores. Nah, they'll probably be watching stupid s*itcoms. :)
-- dinosaur (email@example.com), February 09, 1999.
Duh. There it is folks. MARCH. Sweeps month! That's when the media will play the Y2K game. Should have seen it sooner.
-- margie mason (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 10, 1999.
The problemw with this special is that once again they have avoided talking to the real experts in this field. Where is Dr. Bob Alloway, where is Irene Dec? Where is Rick Cowles? If you really want to know what's going on with Y2K, you have to do your homework and find out what the real issues are...
How long is the media going to continue thinking that the "real" story about Y2K is folks like us who are concerned discussing in on the Internet.
Unless we can get folks to examine this issue calmly now, while there are still 10 months of time to prepare, we will have a panic. We will have rushes to buy goods.
I wish ABC good luck but I already know that they haven't spoken to the real leaders in this field. Until they go out and talk to folks like Irene Dec, at Prudential Insurance, who are actually doing something about all this, then I doubt folks are going to take it seriously.
Les Rayburn www.millenniumfactor.com
-- Les Rayburn (email@example.com), February 10, 1999.
This is what pisses me off the most. They always interview the yutzes and never anyone with credibility. Why even bother?
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 10, 1999.
Kinda cruel that this appears to be scheduled concurrent with implementation of the Know Your Customer program. (Last I heard it would be effective March. Does anyone know if it is still going through?) "Folks, we're telling you tonight that you better prepare bigtime. Unfortunately, you waited too long and now we're gonna keep track of all your transactions so we can report you to the feds...!"
-- Brooks (email@example.com), February 10, 1999.