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I just watched the LEEZA show and was utterly amazed at the audience and their lack of knowledge on Y2K. I knew the general public was sleeping but her entire audience has apparently been sleeping through all the y2k info that is out there. I have been a GI for about a year now and read this forum daily. It helps greatly to know that there are people out there that do have their eyes and ears open and their brains working. Thank you Ed for this forum, I enjoy reading the posts,( quite informative). Maybe the audience of the LEEZA show should come over here. I thought Michael Hyatt and Karen Anderson did a good job with the time they had to get their points across. I don't think the audience got it though. What do you all think about the show? One woman was worried about the jail cell opening, they just are clueless!!! Wish that was all we had to worry about.
-- Bay (Baylee@aol.com), March 08, 1999
Bay; Most of us awakened slowly. Thanks for the good summary post.
-- Watchful (email@example.com), March 08, 1999.
Bay, I watched the same show. I had the same feelings that you had about the show. I got the feeling that a lot of that audience really don't want to get it. It was a real eye-opener. What's frightening is that all those people are just not going to be prepared emotionally or physically to handle any problems. Poses a pretty grim picture for next year if all those people and millions like them are thrown into panic mode if everything doesn't go as well as they think it is.
-- Suburb (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 08, 1999.
I watched the show also, but my take was different. I felt affirmed that the family preparing was NOT treated as an extremist. Mike and Karen did a great job too --- did not come off as "out of the mainstream."
Concerning the audience, there were many insightful comments made ... certainly there would be superficial statements. I remember that it was a process before I got it too. I've been at this since December- 1997 ... and it just takes time for people to digest the ramifications of Y2k.
I was encouraged. If a national show treats GI's in as healthy a way as the LEEZA show, if feel we can be optimistic that the masses will awaken during the year. Yes, panic is still a concern in the fall ... but I'm thankful for what happened today.
Just my 2 cents, tim
-- tim daniels (email@example.com), March 08, 1999.
Does anyone have an e-mail address we can write to Leeza Gibbons and thank her for her effort, and ask her to do a follow-up show soon?
It might help.
-- Cowardly Lion (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 08, 1999.
You can email her at:
-- Roland (email@example.com), March 08, 1999.
The herd is starting to stir. I was amazed how DGI lala land is. They kept saying the week or so amount of food Red Cross advocated was just earthquake supplies. I hope this type of coverage keeps up. It will lessen the number of pan handlers I have to deal with after the fact. I did like the gal from Tx who has Y2k For women sayinf she predicted a baby boom in Sept 00. And I liked when Leeza held up the toilet paper and asked the question of worth. The gal from Tx reply was priceless.
-- nine (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 08, 1999.
In case you haven't seen the "Y2K for Women" site, here's a link:
Karen Anderson's "Y2K for Women"
Really helped my wife and some friends understand Y2K...
-- Mac (email@example.com), March 08, 1999.
Hi Bay! I watched the show. I agree that Michael and Karen did a good job. I hope this will catch the attention of other "talk show" hosts and Y2K will get more coverage.
-- Gayla Dunbar (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 08, 1999.
I did not see the show, but am glad that any folks formerly known as DGI are asking questions and getting ready. Any time one comes out of so-called la-la land before the crud hits the oscillating blades, the better. It's important for people who have been preparing for a while to resist name-calling those who are just waking up....it's non-productive. What's called for instead is side-line cheering..."go baby,...get rice beans water etc., etc., etc." Everyones' survival depends on the the readiness of many.
-- Donna Barthuley (email@example.com), March 08, 1999.
"Everyones' survival depends on the the readiness of many."
No, Donna, MY survival is in MY hands. I don't subscribe to the concept of collectivism.
-- e (a@,.,), March 08, 1999.