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Y2K Problems / A Review #432617

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Jan 02, 2000
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(Studio: Jim Moret) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jonathan Karl) The Y2K hype examined; scenes shown of New Year's celebrations; details given of the money spent on Y2K fixes. [President CLINTON - comments.] Statements about Y2K from Senator Robert Bennett and "Time Bomb 2000" author Ed Yourdon quoted. [President's Council on Y2K Conversion chairman John KOSKINEN, Microsoft CEO Bill GATES - defends Y2K spending.]

(Studio: Jim Moret) Normal functioning of systems in 130 countries noted.

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Miles O'Brien) The Y2K watch for tomorrow's opening of the financial markets previewed. The question of whether Y2K spending was "overkill" discussed.

(Studio: Joie Chen) Report introduced.

(London: Chris Burns) Y2K in Europe reviewed; details given of lack of problems with banks, utilities, transportation and of a minor problem in France. [Government Millennium Center Mike GRANNATT - defends updating.]

(Tokyo: Marina Kamimura) The lack of Y2K problems in Japan reviewed. [UN Asian Y2K coordinator Kaoru ISHIKAWA - comments.]

(Studio: Joie Chen) Report introduced.

(New York: Stuart Varney) The Y2K computer glitch as a non-event in the financial world outlined.

(Hong Kong: Lorraine Hahn) The Y2K preparations in Hong Kong, China, reviewed; details given of the schedule for the reopening of stock markets in Asia.

(New York: Stuart Varney) The Tuesday opening of markets in Tokyo, Taiwan, Sydney and London noted.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Burns, Chris;
Chen, Joie;
Hahn, Lorraine;
Kamimura, Marina;
Karl, Jonathan;
Moret, Jim;
O'Brien, Miles;
Varney, Stuart

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