Year 2000 Computer Problem: Community

Witnesses testified about measures that communities, small businesses, and individuals had taken, or could take, to prepare for potential… read more

Witnesses testified about measures that communities, small businesses, and individuals had taken, or could take, to prepare for potential problems with computers on January 1, 2000. A panel of community leaders testified that the media had made preparations harder because their coverage focused on people who had taken extreme measures to prepare, making it hard for others to view the problem in a serious manner. A second panel of media representatives responded saying that without strong government leadership on the issue, and with conflicting information being presented by the government, it was impossible to present a clear message. Without a clear analysis of the problem, they argued, the public would either be complacent or would panic. close

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Year 2000 Computer Problem: Community

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Program ID:
123741-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 25, 1999 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 31, 1999 | 10:08am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • May 25, 1999 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 26, 1999 | 12:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 1999 | 4:10am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 02, 1999 | 2:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 04, 1999 | 10:22am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 31, 1999 | 10:08am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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