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nbc chanel 20 @1:00 pm today sunday sept. 19 y2k ready or not
-- hill (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 19, 1999
The show is broadcast out of Seattle, 6:00 pm (Channel 4 ?). Could you give us a rundown about the content?
-- Brian (email@example.com), September 19, 1999.
I saw it. Some parts were good and others bad. Basic explanation of the problem in computers and embedded systems was OK. An example of a family preparing a rural retreat was surprisingly even-handed. They looked very intelligent and normal. The show had one hippy-dippy character at a preparedness show who looked rather kooky. They had a plethora of Pollies including one guy from the notorious Ziff-Davis polly clan. But the show pointed out that you should be prepared because noone knows what will happen in your area. My favorite section was an interview with a lady from the City of Berkeley. Her quote: "People sometimes ask me if the city will feed them if there is no food in the grocery stores due to Y2K. I tell them--we will not. They must prepare for themselves."
-- cgbg jr (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 19, 1999.