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2000 Today
was an internationally broadcast television special which commemorated the beginning of the Year 2000, or the Millennium. This program included New Year's Eve celebrations, musical performances, and other features from participating nations. The international television special aired in over 78 countries in 32 languages, such as English, German, Filipino, Spanish, French, Italian, and others.

Most international broadcasts such as Olympic Games, the Super Bowl, and the FIFA World Cup coverages originate from a limited area for worldwide distribution. 2000 Today, however, was rare in that its live and taped programming originated from member countries and represented all continents. 2000 Today was nominated by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), and won the prestigious Promax World Class Award.

Up to 5,000 staff worked on 2000 Today, 1,500 of them in BBC Television Centre in West London, where all eight television studios were used during the 28-hour broadcast. 2000 Today had a worldwide audience of 800 million people, with an audience of 12.6 million people on the BBC alone. 2000 Today is estimated to have cost $6 million to produce and broadcast.

Participating BroadcastersEdit

Country Network National Hosts Musical Guests
Argentina Canal 13

Lito Vitale

Coro de Buenos Aires

Julio Bocca, Eleonora Cassano

Mónica Cahen D´Anvers, Cesar Maschetti (newspapermans)

Mercedes Sosa, Alejandro Lerner

Lito Vitale y el Coro de Buenos Aires

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

Alejandro Lerner y Mercedes Sosa

Australia ABC

George Negus

Maxine McKew

Deborah Kennedy

Mike Bailey

Andrea Stretton

Caroline Baum

John Lombard

Jennifer Byrne

James O'Loghlin

Daniel Marsden

Peter Thompson

Kathy Bowlen

Austria ORF
Brazil Rede Record, Rede Bandeirantes
Canada (English) CBC

Peter Mansbridge (primary host, most hours)

Laurie Brown (00:00-08:00 UTC, with Mansbridge)

Alison Smith (13:00-18:00 UTC)

The Tragically Hip

Great Big Sea

Canada (French) SRC live BBC feed with French voice-over
Cape Verde RTP Africa
Colombia RCN TV
Caribbean CRU
Chile TVN

Jennifer Warner

Mauricio Bustamante

Jorge Hevia

Margot Kahl

Karen Doggenweiler

Felipe Camiroaga

Pedro Carcuro

Rafael Araneda

Andrea Molina

Chilevisión
China CCTV
Czech Republic ČT
Denmark DR, TV3
Egypt ERTU Jean Michel Jarre (performed near the Pyramids of Giza)
Estonia TV3

Ene Veiksaar (9:40-12:00 UTC)

Lauri Hussar (9:40-12:00 UTC)

Jüri Aarma (12:00-15:00 UTC)

Priit Aimla (12:00-15:00 UTC)

Rein Lang (15:00-18:00 UTC)

Kiur Aarma (15:00-18:00 UTC)

Harri Tiido (18:00-21:00 UTC)

Vello Rand (18:00-21:00 UTC)

Mart Luik (21:00-00:00 UTC)

Märt Treier (06:00-09:00 UTC)

Kätlin Kontor (06:00-09:00 UTC)

Enn Eesmaa (09:00-11:00 UTC)

Fiji Fiji TV
Finland YLE
France TF1
Germany RTL Television

Peter Kloeppel

Antonia Rados

Bernd Fuchs

Heiner Bremer

Michael Karr

Birgit von Bentzel

Greece ERT
Guinea-Bissau RTP Africa
Hong Kong STAR TV, ATV, TVB, Phoenix Satellite Television, CETV
Hungary MTV
Iceland IBC Björk
India Doordarshan, Zee TV
Indonesia TCRI, RCTI, SCTV, MNCTV, antv, Indosiar, Metro TV (test broadcast)
Ireland RTÉ One (Millenium Eve: Celebrate 2000)

Miriam O'Callaghan

Mark Little

Geri Maye

Pat Kenny

Liz Bonnin

Joe Duffy

Natalie MacMaster
Israel IBA, ICP
Italy RAI, Italia 1, Rete 4, Canale 5
Japan NHK, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo, NTV, TBS, Fuji TV, JAITS Maki Ohguro
Jordan JRTC
Lebanon MTV
Lithuania TV3
Macau TDM, TDM Ou Mun, Canal Macau
Malaysia RTM, SMTB, Mega TV, Astro
Malta Super One
Mexico Once TV

Ernesto Laguardia

Mayra Saucedo

Juan Gabriel
Mozambique RTP Africa
Netherlands NOS

Astrid Kersseboom

Jeroen Overbeek

New Zealand TV3

Split Enz

Kiri Te Kanawa

Norway NRK, TV3
Panama Telemetro
Paraguay Telefuturo
Peru Panamericana Televisión
Philippines GMA Network

Mike Enriquez

Jessica Soho

Mel Tiangco

Jay Sonza

German Moreno

Angelique Lazo

Vicky Morales

Paolo Bediones

Karen Davila

Arnold Clavio

Mickey Ferriols

Miriam Quiambao

Ryan Agoncillo

KC Montero

Suzi Entrata

Kara David

Luchi Cruz-Valdez

Nina Castro

Lyn Ching

Margaux Salcedo

Arnell Ignacio

Susan Enriquez

Antoinette Taus

Francis Magalona

Dingdong Dantes

Martin Andanar

Butch Francisco

Vic Sotto

Regine Velasquez

The Eraserheads

Streetboys

Francis Magalona

The Dawn

Billy Crawford

APO Hiking Society

Poland TVP
Portugal RTP

José Rodrigues dos Santos

Manuela Moura Guedes

Romania Antena 1
Russia VGTRK, Prometey AST
Samoa Samoa TV
São Tomé and Príncipe RTP Africa
Singapore TCS, Channel NewsAsia, MediaCorp TV12, StarHubTV
Slovakia Luna TV
Slovenia POP TV
South Africa SABC
South Korea MBC
Spain TVE

Jesús Álvarez Cervantes

Alfredo Urdaci

Helena Resano

Sri Lanka MTV
Sweden SVT, TV3 Robyn
Switzerland SF DRS
Taiwan TTV, CTV, CTS, FTV, PTS
Thailand Channel 3, Royal Thai Army Radio and Television Channel 5, BBTV Channel 7, Mordernine TV, National Broadcasting Services of Thailand, Thai PBS
Tonga TBC
Ukraine Novyi Kanal Ruslana
United Kingdom

BBC One

David Dimbleby

Michael Parkinson

Michael Buerk (delivered 1am news)

Peter Sissons

Peter Snow

Philippa Forrester

Jamie Theakston (covered events at the Millennium Dome)

Gaby Roslin (The only presenter to have hosted for the full 28-hours of broadcasting)

Charlotte Church

Eurythymics

Manic Street Preachers

United States

ABC (ABC 2000 Today)

WGBH-TV

Peter Jennings (Primary host)

Barbara Walters

Diane Sawyer

Charles Gibson

Elizabeth Vargas

Jack Ford (Times Square correspondent 11:00p-12:30a EST)

Sam Donaldson

Connie Chung

Cokie Roberts

Deborah Roberts

Carole Simpson

Morton Dean

Dick Clark (Who counted down the new year in Times Square)

Bee Gees

Neil Diamond

Faith Hill

Enrique Iglesias

Kenny G

Charlotte Church

Billy Joel

Barry Manilow

Bonnie Raitt

"NSYNC

James Taylor

Christina Aguilera

Aerosmith

Phish

Uruguay Panamerica
Venezuela RCTV

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