Year 2000 party is over in St. John's
The CBC rang in the new millennium across all six Canadian time zones with star-studded performances, fantastic fireworks and multiple renditions of Auld Lang Syne. CBC Television's marathon 26-hour New Year's worldwide special, 2000 Today, was the most ambitious live project in the corporation's history. CBC Radio ushered in the 21st century with its 20-hour live broadcast, "Champagne, Moose and Maple Syrup."
• The Los Angeles Times asked its readers to create a slogan for the new millennium. Some notable entries included:
- "Y2K, You're OK."
- "Hurry, hurry, hurry, step right this way, the saucer leaves at midnight!"
Program: CBC Radio Special
Broadcast Date: Dec. 31, 1999
Guest(s): Colin Dalton
Host: Bernard St. Laurent, Avril Benoît
Last updated: March 19, 2012
Page consulted on May 22, 2014
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