Year 2000, St. John's pup preparations
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."
Despite feeling tense about the possibility of the Y2K computer meltdown, Dalton is in good spirits as he looks forward to this once-in-lifetime New Year's bash.
• CBC Radio hosts Shelagh Rogers and Bernie McNamee kicked off the special 20-hour live broadcast, Champagne, Moose and Maple Syrup, starting at 6:30 a.m. PST. Avril Benoit and Bernard St. Laurent took over hosting duties from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. PST. Dick Gordon hosted the New Year's Day program starting at 6.a.m. PST with Rex Murphy hosting a special New Year's Day four-hour edition of Cross Country Checkup.
Program: CBC Radio Special
Broadcast Date: Dec. 31, 1999
Guest(s): Colin Dalton
Host: Bernie McNamee, Shelagh Rogers
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Last updated: March 19, 2012
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