I don't think that this has been posted yet. Nothing on C-Span about it beening broadcast. Thought some folks might want to know.

 Senate Y2K Committee

BENNETT, DODD WILL PRESENT Y2K UPDATE AT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB: Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Senate Y2K Committee will appear jointly at Newsmaker Luncheon on eve of 9/9/99

WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Senators Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem and Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), the committee Vice-Chair, will address the National Press Club in September with regard to the Y2K computer problem. In addition to an overview of U.S. and international Y2K status, the Senators' remarks will focus on Y2K compliance in the health care industry; individual Y2K preparation and Y2K's role in understanding long-term security threats to U.S. high-tech infrastructure. Senators Bennett and Dodd will also preview details from a new committee report due for release in late September.

WHAT: Joint Address to National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon

WHO: Senator Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah), Chairman Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), Vice-Chair U.S. Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem

WHEN/ WHERE: 1:00 PM EST Wednesday, September 8, 1999 Ballroom National Press Club 529 14th Street, NW Washington DC

-- Brian (, September 07, 1999


Something on C-Span today but no time set. This would be interesting.

Speech Year 2000 Computer Problem: Pending Crisis or Media Hype? New Media Society Arlington, Virginia (United States) ID: 151933 - 09/07/1999 - 07:00:00 - 1:30 - No Sale

McConnell, Bruce, Official, International Y2K Cooperation Center

-- Brian (, September 07, 1999.


Think members-only have access to the transcripts. Uh, FM... you don't by any chance have access?

Or else consider this an RFT (Request For Transcript) from any of our other press lurkers.

Thanks... in advance.


-- Diane J. Squire (, September 07, 1999.

There are 116 days left and the New Media Society is holding a talk titled: Year 2000 Computer Problem: Pending Crisis or Media Hype?



The only hype is that there ever was media hype. The only hoax is that it was a hoax. GM has spent $471 million to date and isn't done yet. Go tell the CEO that it was all media hype. Geeeeezze!

-- Linda (, September 07, 1999.

You don't have to be a member to go. Ray and I are going.

-- Sally Strackbein (, September 07, 1999.

I got the following from C-span email:

SEN. ROBERT BENNETT (R-UT) & SEN. CHRIS DODD (D-CT) LIVE on C-SPAN2 at 1pm ET Topic: Y2K Countdown National Press Club Ballroom

However, going to their site and looking at the schedule for Wed., I didn't see anything.

Good hunting in either case.

-- brett45 (, September 08, 1999.

I wish Messrs. Bennett and Dodd were presenting on a date other than 09/09/99. It can be hoped that they will not resort to the low road---implying the lack of problems from the dreaded 9's are an indicator of probable success of Y2K.


Will you please start a thread after the presentation and post some of your thoughts and observations from the presentation? I'm sure a lot of people will be interested.

-- RUOK (, September 08, 1999.

I think I can get a transcript. I was invited to this event, oddly enough by the polly in my church who thinks the government wouldn't lie and that the utilities and corporations wouldn't fail to save us all, but who nevertheless opted to be head of our Y2K Committee...??? He got four tickets and invited my pastor, the organizer of our late, but better-than-none efforts for our parish, and me, to the meeting. I could not get off from work this week, and felt it would be the same old spin I read Dodd and Bennett saying. However, I do wish to have a copy of the transcript, and will let you know what transpires.

-- Elaine Seavey (, September 08, 1999.

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