Y2K special on pbsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
saw an anouncement for a y2k special on tuesday night at 8pm, wqed pittsburgh, pa.
good luck al
-- al (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 23, 1999
yes its on tues night 8pm
-- al (email@example.com), October 23, 1999.
Yup, saw the same add here in Oregon, going to be on Tues at 8pm
-- stash (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 23, 1999.
By definition, it will be an "Infomercial" for Ko-skin-em.
-- Anonymous99 (Anonymous99@Anonymous99.xxx), October 23, 1999.
I agree Anonymous99, PBS is becoming a Propaganda Broadcasting System.
But I will look for the program to see what the sheeple are being told. Could be interesting.
-- the Virginian (email@example.com), October 23, 1999.
The 2 hour special on Maine PBS ran last week. The head of the 2 biggest electric utilities, the bankers association, head of red cross, and a few others inculding a general John Adams who is the head of emergencies services all whitewashed everything. No one of the panel admitted there was any possiblity of anything, even small might happen. the calls from viewers came in over both email and 800numbers and were really good, knowledgable, persistent, time and time again bringing the viewers to the idea that these guys and gals were pollys. The populace from theshow obviouslymight have been skewed, but it was clear the callers got it, and the panel were into trying to smooth things over completely. Charlie
-- Charlie (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 24, 1999.
Clearly I ripped this from the CIVICPREP list:: > Tuesday, October 26, 11:00 p.m. - PBS > Y2K: THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONNECT >
> Robert X. Cringely, host of NERDS 2.0.1: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE > INTERNET, dissects, decodes and de-bugs the Y2K dilemma in Y2K: THE > WINTER OF OUR DISCONNECT. >
> In the program, Cringely's car breaks down near a small, rural town > called Pleasantville. As his car is being repaired, Cringely wanders > through the town interviewing City Hall officials, small business > owners and a train engineer. All those interviewed share a similar > outlook concerning the Y2K threat -- one should be as prepared as > possible -- but also flexible. (1 hour) > >
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We'll see if it formats OK
-- Chuck, a night driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 24, 1999.
Here's what is on the PBS website regarding the program and comments made.
Simple! PBS' philosophical alignment can be found within it's 1998 list of underwriters which reads like a who's who of Corporate America. You gots to follow da money to get to da truth. PBS will provide moderately positioned programming for it's audience which encourages annual reinvestments of those very generous corporate underwriters.
-- OR (email@example.com), October 24, 1999.
This guy sounds uninformed, at best. It is really shameful that people like this have the ability to adversely inpact a lot of people's thinking. I remember reading an editorial in our local newspaper, which by the way, really sucks anyway. He admitted that he knew next to nothing about computers or Y2K, but just *knew* everything was going to be all right. No need to worry. I really don't like being labeled as an extremist or survivalist. I really don't like being *labeled*. I am a perfectly normal (sort of) person who has researched this problem for the past year. I have my doubts that everything will be fine. That is why I am preparing for my family, just in case. I don't think this is wrong and I resent being labeled a hoarder or fanatic. Sorry, to rant, but this stuff really bites!
-- Darla (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 24, 1999.