Friday, December 31, 1999

Millennium TV coverage




        • ABC — 4:50 a.m., continuous news and entertainment coverage with Peter Jennings begins. Expected to last 25 hours.

        • CBS — 11 a.m., one-minute, hourly news updates with Dan Rather begin. 10 p.m.-1 a.m., America's Millennium entertainment special.

        • NBC — 7 to 10 a.m., expanded Today show. 9 to 11 p.m., and 11:35 p.m. to 3:30 a.m., news and entertainment coverage with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric.

        • Fox — 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., news and entertainment coverage with Brit Hume and Paula Zahn.

        • PBS — 4:45 a.m., continuous entertainment and news coverage. Expected to last 25 hours.

        • CNN — 4:30 a.m., continuous news coverage begins. Expected to last 100 hours.

        • Fox News Channel — 5 a.m., continuous news coverage begins. Expected to last 23 hours.

        • MSNBC — 4:30 a.m., continuous news coverage begins. Expected to last 331/2 hours.

        • MTV — 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., New Year's Eve party and concert.

ON LOCAL TV
        Tristaters who want to view the "Ring In 2000' celebration in Newport can tune to their cable system's access channel.

        Ring in 2000 has a fiber optic feed to “every cable system in the area. That will make this the largest access feed ever in the area, and maybe in the U.S.,” says Ring committee member Ted Bushelman.

        Besides the cable coverage, WCPO (Channel 9) will do hourly break-ins every time the bell rings. WXIX (Channel 19) will do its 7-9 a.m. morning show from there, and WKRC (Channel 12) and WLW (Channel 5) will do live break-ins as needed.

       



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