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The New Millennium
January 1, 2000

audio summary of the century

Weekend Edition Saturday was honored to have the Millennium fall on our watch. Host Scott Simon and producer Brigid McCarthy labored to produce a piece that would summarize something of the sense of the century, tracing a line of thought and featuring some familiar voices saying a few things not heard as widely as some of their most notable comments (all this, of course, is ten and a half minutes). It's a fun exercise at first: what history to cite, what music to use? But when you get down to producing such a story, you begin to doubt and second-guess your arbitrary judgement, and just hope that the audience finds something worthy.

We hope those of you logging in to hear this will find it worthy, too.