The New Millennium
January 1, 2000
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.