OPRAH to do Y2K show, November 16 taping

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According to Karen Anderson's "Dear Karen" newsletter released Wednesday from her "Y2K for Women" site, a producer from The Oprah Show has called her and said they are working on a special Y2K show to be taped November 16 in Chicago. (I'm not sure if that means that that is the day it will air or not.)

The complete letter may be read at:


(Will someone make that into a "link" for me?)


-- GardenGal (gardengal@home.com), November 10, 1999



-- Stash (stashin@yahoo.com), November 10, 1999.

Here you go...


-- John Whitley (jwhitley@inforamp.net), November 11, 1999.

Oprah and Y2K? November? Timely.

-- the Virginian (1@1.com), November 11, 1999.

I thought this was an interesting topic

 "Dear Karen..." Issue #68 November 10, 1999

Year 2000 Problem (Y2K)
By Karen Anderson
Copyright © 1998-1999 Karen Anderson

Issue #68 November 10, 1999

Topics: Oprah and Asthma Advice

A producer from The Oprah Show called me today and said they are working on a special Y2K show to be taped November 16 in Chicago. (Unfortunately, it doesn't look like they are going to end up having me on the show but I am encouraged that they are actually doing a show on Y2K.) One of the issues they want to focus on is what may happen to women with babies due around the first week in January. (This show is not about those women who are trying to have the first baby of the new millennium with hopes of making a ton of money!) They are looking for concerned women who are pregnant with babies due January 1 or right after and who are concerned about possible Y2K problems at hospitals.

If you would be willing to appear on The Oprah Show and tell your story (what you're worried about, what back-up childbirth plans you've made, what alternatives you've found, etc.) then I'd like to hear from you. Because of the late date, I need to hear from you by midnight, November 10, 1999.

If you are interested here's what I need you to do:

Send an email to me at Karen@y2kwomen.com with the word "Oprah" in the subject line. (I'll need to use an automatic email filter so if it doesn't have Oprah in the subject line, it won't get to me and won't qualify.) Include your name, address, telephone number, email address and when your baby is due. Then I need you to tell me your story in about one page - what you've done to prepare if there are problems, if your husband is concerned about Y2K or not and if Y2K issues have affected your preparations for childbirth as a couple.

-- Brian (imager@home.com), November 11, 1999.

Got news for ya. Doperah did a show a few months back about Y2K. She had Tony Keyes on. He basically got laughed off the stage. After she laughed at him, the rest of the show concentrated on what champagne to buy for the new year.

I quit watching that preachy bitch. Even the people in Chicago are sick of her.

-- (BeenThere@donethat.com), November 11, 1999.

Maybe Oprah should concentrate on doing a special, live Y2K roll-over show from downtown Chicago the first weekday after New Year's. Then if she wants to laugh at Y2K preppers, she'll have two or three days worth of no failures as her ammo rhetorical.

But if the worst comes to pass and she's boradcasting from downtown Chi-town, she might wish she had two or three days worth of real ammo, and something to put it through, too.


-- Wildweasel (vtmldm@epix.net), November 11, 1999.

---only good thing that will come out of an okra lean-free polly y2k show is that the zillions of couch spuds who watch her will most likley cease breeding shortly into the new year. good for the human race gene pool, bad for the oprahites..... darwin awards 2000

-- zog (zzoggy@yahoo.com), November 11, 1999.


Amused Regards,
Andy Ray

-- Andy Ray (andyman633@hotmail.com), November 11, 1999.

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